Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Details for Mechanism ID: 12486
Country/Region: Uganda
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Not Available
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

Scaling up Community based OVC response

1.2 million of the estimated seven million orphans in Uganda are attributed to HIV/AIDS. The number of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) is projected to continue increasing for at least the next decade. Traditionally, the extended family structure in Uganda used to provide an effective safety net for orphans, but as the number of orphans and vulnerable children increases, the extended family structure is overstretched and the family and community coping mechanism starts collapsing. Households whose resources are already constrained are obliged to take in more orphans. In many cases, the caregivers are grandparents and older siblings, thus orphans and vulnerable other children (OVC) and their caregivers often have increased psychosocial and economic needs such as food, education, health care, shelter and social support.

REDACTED. The project will contribute towards achievement of results in USAID/Uganda's technical sectors of health, education, and economic growth and to broader US Mission strategic objectives. The proposed program shall be aligned with and support effective implementation of the yet to be revised national strategic plan and national OVC policy. REDACTED.

The project will support direct provision of services to OVC and their families, provide home based care and support activities, enhance access to health care, protection of rights and increased livelihood for OVC and their caregivers, and, capacity building for indigenous community based organizations and communities to sustain service provision and enable families respond to the challenges of HIV/AIDS impact.

The primary beneficiaries of this program are households with OVC up to 18 years and the secondary beneficiaries include caregivers and community resource persons within and around the primary target population.

Broadly, the goal of the program is to improve children's comprehensive care and protection within a secure family and community setting. At the end of this five year program, key intended results include:

1. Vulnerable children in targeted areas benefit from direct essential care and services, especially in livelihoods, food and nutrition, education, health, psychosocial support and shelter

2. Households caring for vulnerable children are better able to protect and meet basic needs of children (e.g. improved household incomes, access to health care and education, and better parenting skills).

3. Significantly increased capacity is developed among community groups such as, Child Caring Committees (CCC) and women's groups, youth groups, and district/sub county Community development officers (CDO) for identification of child abuse cases and legal protection of vulnerable children.

4. A supportive and safe environment is developed for vulnerable children through increased public knowledge of and support for child protection resources, laws, and policies.

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $0

Scaling up community-based OVC response coverage and areas of interventions

REDACTED. To provide the necessary geographic coverage, the program will develop a service provider matrix to identify severely underserved and hard to reach communities and finally to identify those communities that will be covered by this program. Technically, areas of expertise and experience relevant to the anticipated project include:

Social assistance provision, particularly case work with families and vulnerable children, arranging appropriate health, education, and psychosocial support services;

Training of community volunteers and social workers;

Action to improve household food and nutrition practices;

Action to improve quality of care, parenting and guardianship skills;

Work with families and communities to increase vulnerable children's access to all essential services;

Deinstitutionalization work and reintegrating children from streets;

Economic strengthening of especially vulnerable households;

Capacity building and, where necessary, mobilization of community groups and organizations concerned with vulnerable children and families;

Prevention of HIV transmission among OVC; and

Monitoring and evaluation.

Subpartners Total: $0
To Be Determined: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $0
Economic Strengthening $0