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Years of mechanism: 2008
This activity relates to track 1.0 OVC projects such as RAPIDS (8947).
Family Health International (FHI) began implementing a Track 1.0 OVC program Faith-based Regional
Initiative for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (FABRIC), in Zambia, in August, 2005. Currently
FABRIC is in 2 provinces and 3 districts. Since its inception, FABRIC has reached 10,390 OVC with food
and nutrition, education, psychosocial, and heath support. Of the total OVC reached, over 70 % received
support in at least three core primary direct services. In FY 2010, FABRIC will maintain and support FY09
target of 8,000 OVC.
This activity has four components: (1) capacity building and financial support of Expanded Church
Response (ECR); (2) capacity building of ECR's local partners; (3) essential service delivery to OVC
according to need; and, (4) collaboration and linkages with GRZ and other key service providers. Through
these four components, FABRIC will build and strengthen family and community capacities to provide a
sustainable supportive environment for orphans and other children made vulnerable through HIV/AIDS.
Under the first component, FABRIC will provide technical assistance to its local partner, the Expanded
Church Response (ECR) in project management, OVC technical areas, and monitoring and evaluation
(M&E) and to ensure that the acquired knowledge and skills to support quality OVC activities in their
communities is maintained. Further, through on the job training, the capacity of ECR in capturing end of
project M&E data including documentation of best practices and lessons learnt will be strengthened.
Under the second component, FABRIC will support ECR and their 15 local partners to continue networking
and coordinating with existing government and nongovernmental structures providing OVC services in the
same catchments. This will ensure OVC access comprehensive continuum of Care. FABRIC will continue to
strengthen the OVC identification and assessment process using a child and Household Assessment form
and will link them to the relevant institutions for care and/or support. FABRIC in collaboration with ECR will
continue to support the measuring of the quality of the services being provided to individual OVC through
Child Status Index (CSI).
To prepare for end of project, FABRIC will facilitate a project closeout workshop. During the year,
monitoring will focus on ensuring that quality end of project data is captured and FBOs are able to
document best practices and lessons learnt in the established OVC projects. Supervisory visits to monitor
the quality of service provided will be conducted by FABRIC. This will provide an opportunity to provide
"hands on" capacity building of ECR and FBOs staff in all aspects of the programme, thereby, increasing
the technical expertise, financial management and organizational capacity of local partners.
FABRIC will continue to improve ECR‘s technical ability to support the trained care givers as they
implement psychosocial support, basic nutrition counseling, and educational support activities. OVC
guardians will be encouraged to be more resourceful in the use of locally available foods e.g. groundnuts,
beans and soybeans. To ensure more sustainable food security support from locally available partners,
FABRIC will link ECR and the sub-partners to Ministry of Agriculture and other programs such as National
Food and Nutrition Commission and World Food Program. Educational services will include material
support to OVC that will facilitate school attendance such as textbooks, exercise books, pencils, school
bags and uniforms. In addition, recreational, socialization and play opportunities including day, weekend
and/or holiday camps will be provided. OVC (8-17years) will continue to be involved in making decisions in
what they want the program to do for them. FABRIC will also continue to invite health workers to make
presentations and have discussions with the youth on prevention of HIV and other STIs, gender and
sexuality, implications of early pregnancy etc.
The program will continue to establish linkages and referrals to other services available to OVC and their
caregivers to ensure their diverse needs are met. FABRIC will refer OVC in need of health services to local
health institutions to access Counseling and Testing, ART, anti-malaria and any other ailments. To ensure
quality child growth, FABRIC will also train OVC guardians in early childhood development skills in order for
them to adequately engage the under-five OVC e.g. by ensuring they are fully immunized. Faith Based
Organizations (FBOs) will also be supported to participate in National child health week, World AIDS day
and Day of African Child activities.
FABRIC will continue to support six FBOs with income generating activities (IGAs). In order to ensure
improved business, training will be provided in entrepreneurship skills to all the FBOs and will provide
"hands on" capacity building in management of the IGAs to ensure profitability and sustainability. Further,
monitoring will be done to ensure OVC continue to directly benefit from the IGAs profit.
The third project component is the delivery of essential services to OVC according to assessed needs.
FABRIC, through ECR, will continue to support the 15 local partners to expand and improve quality of OVC
services. These partners will reach 8,000 OVC with psychosocial support, educational programs, nutritional
support, health care, and through referrals, legal and other services. In particular, efforts will be made to
work with the existing Men's Christian Fellowship Committees within various churches since men are
traditionally the decision-makers and their participation could have great influence on community attitudes
towards support of OVC.
In the final component, FABRIC through ECR will strengthen the collaboration with GRZ and linkages with
other stakeholders. FABRIC and its local partner ECR will work closely with government structures in
particular the District HIV/AIDS Task Force (DATF) with the aim of linking the FBOs to other partners in the
respective districts for continuity of the support and care to OVC. FABRIC will continue to link the projects to
the appropriate government services such as the welfare assistance schemes. Further, FABRIC through
ECR will strengthen further, the linkages with church existing structures such as social, financial, women
and men committees, local leaders, and community based structures, such as Community AIDS Task
Forces (CATF) and Resident Development Committees (RDCs) to ensure they are supportive of project
activities. In collaboration with the Zambia Prevention, Care and Treatment Partnership, FABRIC will
continue to support community-level counseling and testing and referral for antiretroviral therapy in
Luanshya district and scale up to Chingola district. ECR and the local FBOs will also be encouraged and
Activity Narrative: assisted to set up linkages with other health and social service providers within the community, through
established referral systems, to ensure optimal use of available services and maximize the benefits to the
OVC, their caregivers and families. Linkages will be made for ECR and their FBO partners to organizations,
such as the Young Women's Christian Association, that address issues of social inequalities between men
and women and harmful gender cultural norms and practices which are fueling the HIV epidemic. This
approach will strengthen FBOs networking skills and collaboration with other implementing partners and
The program recognizes the critical link between gender and HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and is aware
of the fact that despite efforts made by gender based interventions, gender based inequalities and gender
based violence are still rife and continue to have negative impacts on children and families infected or
affected by HIV/AIDS. This program will strengthen the integration of gender across all service components
of its program by ensuring that girls and boys have equitable access to services and are not unfairly
discriminated on the basis of gender. The program will identify creative strategies to include more male
caregivers who can support and become role models for young boys. To ensure this is done, FABRIC will
build the capacity of ECR and FBO staff by conducting gender mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS program
To ensure sustainability at the end of FABRIC, in addition to linking FBOs to Government and other
community level existing structures and institutions, the priority shall be economic strengthening for the
family/care givers by extending the CETZAM micro credit scheme currently only in Chingola to primary and
secondary care givers in Luanshya and Kafue districts. In addition FABRIC will support ECR to establish
Self help support groups for OVC teenage mothers and child headed households currently only in Kafue
district to Chingola and Luashya districts. To ensure sustainability, these support groups will be linked to
existing government ministry such as Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child development and to various church
level committees. Further, in FY09, a close-out plan will be developed to ensure that there's enough time to
implement any specific activities identified as part of this phase such as capacity building. Where need be,
individual FBO mentoring sessions will be held to prepare them for the close-out.
New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity
Continuing Activity: 14540
Continued Associated Activity Information
Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds
System ID System ID
14540 3729.08 U.S. Agency for Family Health 6861 3032.08 Track 1 OVC: $751,465
International International Community
9184 3729.07 U.S. Agency for Family Health 5065 3032.07 Track 1 OVC: $409,963
3729 3729.06 U.S. Agency for Family Health 3032 3032.06 OVC Project $472,301
* Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS programs
Health-related Wraparound Programs
* Child Survival Activities
Human Capacity Development
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Human Capacity Development $70,000
Public Health Evaluation
Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools $190,000
and Service Delivery
Food and Nutrition: Commodities
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Economic Strengthening $74,000
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Education $75,000