Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2007 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 4895
Country/Region: Uganda
Year: 2007
Main Partner: Plan International
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $769,301

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $769,301

This is a continuing Track 1 : Hope for African Children Initiative (HACI) mission is to mobilize a global initiative to address the needs of African children affected by HIV/AIDS, and to engage, strengthen capacities of and share effective practices among stakeholders at all levels. In Uganda, the Breaking Barriers (BB) program is being implemented by Plan Uganda in partnership with Save the Children US and the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU). HACI advocates for the rights of children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and strengthens the capacity of local organisations responding to their needs. Through the Breaking Barriers programme equitable, effective, high-quality OVC programs in education, psycho-social support and home-based care for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS will be expanded using school networks and religious institutions as a coordinated platform for rapid scale up, expansion and sustainability. Key of this project include: Increased number of OVCs enrolled in, attending and retained in school and receiving quality education and psycho-social support by 30%; Supported Government's efforts to reduce the stigma and discrimination of children, particularly primary school pupils, affected by HIV/AIDS; Information, education and communication (IEC) concerns of pupils addressed so that they receive adequate information about sexual and reproductive health issues; Teachers equipped with an integrated set of psycho-social support skills to counsel children on coping with parental illness or death; Strengthened children's participation through scaling up of children's activities.

To introduce and support psycho-social intervention along side HIV/AIDS knowledge dissemination in the primary schools in the country To ensure sustainability, Breaking Barriers leverages existing national investment in educational infrastructure, host government support of the majority of school operating costs, and the private support of faith-based organizations. Further, Breaking Barriers activities are largely knowledge and experience-based improvements to human resources so that individuals can continue program efforts without outside resources. The capacities of community based organizations involved in this programme are targeted for enhancement through training, mentoring and supervision and provision of financial support for service delivery. In Nakasongola where Save the Children (US) operates the programme is linked to the Food Monetization Programme supported by USAID. In FY 07, Breaking Barriers aims to reach 15,900 new OVC and 5,090 new care-givers. The cumulative total of OVC and care givers to be served this year is 32, 286 and 4279 directly and many more indirectly.

Breaking Barriers partners work in close link with both central and local government partners. Local council, political and opinion leaders are engaged to ensure community ownership of the programme. In addition, the IPs draw technical and other support from the wider HACI partnership. Linkages are established with health centers that provide health support to OVC identified as needing them. Through the Breaking Barriers programme, partners are supported to participate in district OVC fora. HACI has taken great care to ensure that the targets for FY do not double count OVC. This has been achieved by the establishment of school registers and establishment of monitoring and reporting forms to facilitate effective record keeping.

Targets: Number of OVC served by OVC programs - 7,950* (Male: 1987 Female: 5963) The 7,950 OVC targeted for FY07 are new OVC. The activities in this work plan will continue working with the 23,336 OVC reached last FY (06). The cumulative total by the end of FY 07 will therefore be 31, 286 OVC

Number of providers/caretakers trained in caring for OVC - 5,090

The 5,090 care-givers targeted for FY07 are new caregivers. The activities in this work plan will continue working with the 1,979 care-givers reached last FY (06). The cumulative total by the end of FY 07 will therefore be 4,279 care-givers

Plan: OVC served 2500 Care-givers trained 70 Save US: OVC served 3450 Care-givers trained 2080 IRCU:

OVC served 2000 Care-givers trained 150

Subpartners Total: $0
Plan International: NA
Save the Children: NA
Inter-Religious Council of Uganda: NA