Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Details for Mechanism ID: 9816
Country/Region: South Africa
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Program for Appropriate Technology in Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $2,000,000

The goal of the project is to improve the care, support, and protection of OVC through increased knowledge, abilities, and wellbeing of those responsible for the care and protection of OVC at the household and community level across all of South Africa by addressing the often unmet psychosocial and skills development needs of 500 caregivers annually. The project comprises a comprehensive response to the psychosocial needs of caregivers, incorporating skills to leverage effective responses to child protection violations.This is in line with the USG-SAG Partnership Framework stated in Goal 2: Increase life expectancy and improve the quality of life for people living with and affected by HIV and TB; and objective 2.3 states Mitigate the impact if HIV and AIDS and TB on individuals and communities which includes the activity c) Strengthen the provision of psychosocial support by SAG. The USGs role is to strengthen the capacity of SAG and civil society to do this.The project is focused on sustainable capacity building by developing three curricula which have been accredited by the Health and Welfare Sector Educational Training Authority. This ensures that participants get credits for the training, thus improving their qualifications and potential career growth. The project is becoming cost efficient as Provinces are now contributing to the training. To facilitate this process, the project developed a user-friendly budgeting tool for districts and provinces to estimate appropriate funding requirements.The project is monitored by using pre- and post-test results of the trainees and overall program reviews are held semi-annually with all stakeholders.

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $2,000,000

PATH is the prime partner in a consortium called Thogomelo (Venda for "caring" or "taking care"). Thogomelo includes Health Development Africa (HDA) which provides leadership in developing and applying guidelines and training materials to support OVC in South Africa and liaising with SAG. The International HIV/AIDS Alliance provides capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. The project works closely with the Department of Social Development and stays aligned with national goals and objectives.The project has developed three curricula to address the needs of community caregivers. 1) Psychosocial Skills and Child Protection Skills Development; 2) Child Protection Skills Development Program 3) Psychosocial Skills of Supervisors. The project has successfully met the target of training 500 care givers but also pursued accreditation of the curricula and materials by the Health and Welfare Sector Education Training Authority (HWSETA) to sustain training after the project is completed. These materials are being introduced in a cascading skills training program for caregivers throughout South Africa. In addition to the learner and facilitator guides, the curricula are supported by a range of materials including a child protection guidebook, a CD-ROM outlining child protection policy, a psychosocial support diary, a guide for community caregivers on psychosocial wellbeing; a consolidated report of the Rapid Assessment Phase of the project; case studies for good practice on the design of an accredited curriculum in psychosocial support for community care givers and development of training service provider capacity. Further emphasis will be placed on documenting and disseminating evidence of best practices. Thogomelo will focus on capacity building during the remainder of the project. Capacity building activities are planned for the 12 training service providers to ensure they have qualified Assessors, Facilitators and Moderators to effectively conduct the certified training. In addition the project will continue to work with the National Department of Social Development to institutionalize the training and with the provinces and districts to provide guidance on effective budgeting of activities.

Subpartners Total: $0
Mott MacDonald: NA
Frontline AIDS (formerly International HIV/AIDS Alliance): NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $1,000,000
Human Resources for Health $1,000,000