Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2007 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 6188
Country/Region: Zambia
Year: 2009
Main Partner: Project Concern International
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $1,000,000

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $1,000,000

PCI's work with the Africa KidSAFE program ("Kid"; "Shelter, Advocacy, Food, Education") began in 2005,

with the objective of consolidating and expanding a safety net of civil society organizations (CSO) and

government institutions that can effectively meet the immediate and long-term needs of street and at-risk

children in Zambia. Related to this overall objective are four results: 1) Reduced number of at-risk children

moving from their communities to the street.; 2) Increased number of children moving from the streets back

to communities through family and community reintegration; 3) Increased number of children benefiting from

high quality street- and facility-based services; and 4) Increased public awareness and participation in

protecting and promoting the rights of children on the streets. A cross-cutting objective is to increase

capacity of civil society organizations and government institutions to intervene effectively at a national level

for the benefit of street children and those at risk of ending up on the streets.

The Africa KidSAFE program has been an active member of the USG/Zambia OVC forum and will seek to

collaborate and link with other OVC efforts such as the RAPIDS project, other Track 1.0 OVC projects

operating in Zambia, and other donor-supported and GRZ efforts. PCI has a very close working relationship

with the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and

Child Development.

In COP 2009 period, PCI will reach 10,000 OVC, as the network expands to other parts of the country. The

primary beneficiaries of the program are children (generally below 18 years of age); whose situation on the

streets reflects the following:

•Living essentially full-time on the streets, including nights;

•Spending some portion of their days or nights on the streets, who may or may not be homeless;

•Staying at centers established for the care of street children; and

•Living at home and who are not currently active on the streets, but who are considered to be at-risk of

ending up on the streets

In addition, PCI will train a further 200 providers to provide effective services to street children. Children will

be provided with services in at least four core program areas, such as shelter, health care, education, and

psychosocial support. Implementing partners include Rainbow Project (Ndola); Friends of Street Children

(Kitwe); Sables Drop in Centre (Kabwe); and in Lusaka: Flame, Fountain Of Hope, Chisomo, St. Lawrence

Home of Hope, Jesus Cares Ministries, Messiah Ministries, Lazarus Project, Mapode, Mthunzi Centre,

Lupwa Lwabumi Trust, Children's Transformation Trust, Barefeet, an arts performing group Cicitekelo

project in Ndola. In Lusaka: Zambia Shanti, YOFOSO (Youth for Sport, Rehabilitation, and Restoration) ,

Anti Aids Teachers Association Zambia (AATAZ) and Socli

The PCI/KidSAFE program will continue to focus on strengthening critical coordination and logistical support

to the network, and provide technical support, training, and limited financial and material assistance to

partner organizations. KidSAFE is also facilitating much wider involvement in issues relating to street

children, as a more sustainable approach to promoting and protecting street children's rights and as a

means of promoting public awareness and sustainable involvement.

PCI/KidSAFE members will work in these communities with a primary prevention strategy to complement

"curative" interventions with children on the streets or in centers. Preventive activities will include a range of

small micro-credit support activities targeting caregivers of children on or formerly on the streets, and

community sensitization campaigns on child rights, child abuse, child care, etc. in targeted zones using

drama and discussion groups.

PCI will continue to use its "outreach" program to reach children on the streets through street workers or

street educators, at times convenient and in ways appropriate to them. Outreach helps to establish trust and

a quality relationship with the child, and for understanding the individual needs and aims of each child,

prerequisites for withdrawing children from the streets. As children come in contact with KidSAFE

implementing partners—through contact with an outreach worker or the mobile health team, or when visiting

KidSAFE drop-in centers, feeding programs, or transit centers—their background will be documented

carefully through thorough one-on-one sessions with a staff member, with the ultimate objective of

permanent reintegration with his or her extended family or other suitable guardian. If there is a family

member, (immediate or extended) or community contacts that the child is willing to return to, efforts are

made to trace them. If the family or community can be located and is willing to accept the child,

reintegration is encouraged and facilitated, as long as it is determined not to pose a threat to the child's well


Mobile Health: PCI will sub-contract a partner to increase access to medical services to street children due

to their increased vulnerability to disease and injury on the streets through violence, sexual abuse, poor

nutrition, and lack of hygiene, which lead to high levels of morbidity and mortality. PCI's mobile health unit

serves children on the street and in the drop-in centers, and children with special needs are linked to

government health facilities for higher level clinical care. KidSAFE partners will psychologically prepare

children for integration into a more structured life of the centers or home by providing an opportunity for

them to think clearly about the transition from the street, get all their questions about entering a center or re-

entering community life answered, or receive the necessary guidance and counseling.

Since substance abuse constitutes one of the main barriers for children on the streets to access services,

PCI will continue to provide training on prevention activities, how to work with intoxicated children, and the

detoxification process. PCI will also provide support to highly vulnerable girls. Since girls account for up to

20 percent of children working or living on the streets, PCI will organize training for partners and services

related to sexual abuse, commercial sex activities, and health-related issues such as tuberculosis, sexually

transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and pregnancies will be provided. In addition, PCI raise awareness to

target the most at-risk households and focus on specific conflicts which may lead children to the streets,

child labor issues, child abuse, and sensitizing children on their basic rights.

PCI will continue its work with the soccer league, which has demonstrated that street children can be

Activity Narrative: successfully engaged in constructive activities where inhalants are prohibited. PCI will add a basketball

and/or volleyball league to the ongoing soccer league in order to attract a greater range of children,

including more girls. PCI plans to continue to engage the private sector in order to support these activities

and also build greater public awareness about street children.

PCI/ KidSAFE and its members will continue working with the targeted Districts strengthening the capacity

of the 10 District Committees for Street children.

As described above, this project is primarily focused on youths, and they will participate in all aspects of the

program. Specific examples of how youth will be engaged include the design and evaluation of the

retreat/camps, the Club-House prevention strategy, the recreation/arts program, and the activities of the

drop-in and residential centers. Under prevention PCI/ KidSAFE members will also build and strengthen

capacity with the local community structures in the 20 targeted communities.

PCI will build on the monitoring systems and tools already in place with the KidSAFE partners to assess

progress on project indicators and will experiment with new approaches to measuring service quality and

monitoring/evaluating changes in children's well-being, The monitoring system starts with data collected on

individual children and on partner program services, and is aggregated through quarterly reports prepared

by partners and submitted to PCI, which then compiles, analyzes and reviews this information with project

partners. The child intake forms and KidSAFE database serve as important sources of project data.

Periodical meetings and annual program review meetings will be held with implementing partners and other

key stakeholders, including government, during which monitoring data are reviewed with partners and

beneficiaries, and decisions made about program modification based on the results. All targets will be

reached by September 30, 2010.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 14429

Continued Associated Activity Information

Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds

System ID System ID

14429 12534.08 U.S. Agency for Project Concern 6833 6188.08 Africa KidSAFE $1,000,000

International International Initiative


12534 12534.07 U.S. Agency for Project Concern 6188 6188.07 Africa KidSAFE $550,000

International International Initiative


Emphasis Areas


* Increasing women's access to income and productive resources

* Reducing violence and coercion

Health-related Wraparound Programs

* Malaria (PMI)

Human Capacity Development

Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Human Capacity Development $15,000

Public Health Evaluation

Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery

Food and Nutrition: Commodities

Economic Strengthening

Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Economic Strengthening $50,000


Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Education $10,000


Table 3.3.13:

Subpartners Total: $185,543
New Horizon Ministries: $34,074
Child Transformation Trust: $25,337
Lazarous Project: NA
Mthuzi Development Foundation: NA
St. Lawrence Home of Hope: NA
Association of Pope John 23rd Rainbow: $38,850
Lupwa Lwabumi Trust: $10,770
Drop in Centre: $23,254
Chisomo: NA
Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative: NA
Friends Of the Street Child: $18,505
Barefeet Theatre: $23,845
Cicetekelo Hospice: $10,908
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $75,000
Human Resources for Health $15,000
Economic Strengthening $50,000
Education $10,000