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  1. Orphan assistance in South Africa: Developing partnerships and leadership in a new paradigm for community care

    This report documents an assessment of UNICEF Programming in South Africa for Children and Children Affected by HIV/AIDS. This was in response to the publication of Children on the Brink which represent Ted a "wake up call" for the international development community on several levels. Following this report, UNICEF Headquarters' management team decided to evaluate and intensify its programming efforts in this area. …

  2. Orphan Programming in Zambia: Developing a Strategy for Very Young Children in Zambia

    This report documents an assessment of UNICEF Programming in Zambia for Children and Children Affected by HIV/AIDS. This was in response to the publication of Children on the Brink which represented a "wake up call" for the international development community on several levels. Following this report, UNICEF Headquarters' management team decided to evaluate and intensify its programming efforts in this area. …

  3. Integrated District Planning for Vulnerable Children in Uganda: Is It Enough?

    This report documents a Uganda Site Visit by a CEDC Team from UNICEF/New York. This was in response to the publication of Children on the Brink which represented a "wake up call" for the international development community on several levels. Following this report, UNICEF Headquarters' management team decided to evaluate and intensify its programming efforts in this area. The CEDC consulting team visited Uganda because it has demonstrated leadership in programme development, and also to gather data on programme evolution over the course of almost a decade.

  4. Workshop group discussion results on Psychosocial Support for OVCs

    This discussion paper is a collection of discussion on the PSS programme and how it can be effectively achieved. The discussion are also aimed at identifying the areas which are in need of particular attention with regards to life skills education.

  5. Discussion Paper: Principals to Guide Programming for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children

    This document aims to accelerate a process to build consensus on guiding principles for an expanded response to children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS. This effort is grounded in and driven by the firm conviction that children living in AIDS-affected communities have the right to protect themselves from becoming infected with HIV, and must not be forced into situations where they face risks of infection with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. …

  6. Community Care of Orphans in Zimbabwe: The Farm Orphans Support Trust (FOST)

    The Farm Orphan Support Trust of Zimbabwe (FOST) is a state registered Private Voluntary Organisation. It is a national programme which solicits and facilitates support for children in especially difficult circumstances, particularly orphans, on commercial farms in Zimbabwe. It seeks to avoid costly and culturally undesirable institutional care, by keeping children in their communities of origin.

  7. Psycho-social support of Children Affected by AIDS: An Evaluation and Review of Masiye Camp, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

    This report is set forth with the aim of improving the lives of children, young and old, the orphaned generation. It presents a record of Masiye Camp's development and an analysis of its activities. UNAIDS and UNICEF recognize the potential of the Masiye concept to provide practical psycho-social support for children affected by AIDS on a large scale. Masiye Camp is featuring in an UNAIDS Best Practice publication (UNAIDS 2001) called "Investing in our future: on psychosocial support for children affected by AIDS".

  8. Extract from: Regional analysis report, 1999 UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office: 11 February 2000.

    This report is derived from the initiatives and key results identified by UNICEF with regards to support for orphans in the southern African region. UNICEF has been designated lead agency among the UNAIDS co-sponsors for programmes in support of orphans. An effort to conduct national-level rapid assessments of the orphan problem in 13 countries in the region was completed in 1999. UNICEF and other partners sponsored a much more complete study of the problem in Zambia in 1999, resulting in a report that should be widely read for its analysis of the many facets of this crisis.

  9. Recommendations of the Elmina Conference on HIV/AIDS and Education: A Call for Action

    Senior experts from the ministries of education and from other ministries, such as health, coming from13 ECOWAS nations and other countries from Eastern and Southern Africa, from universities, from social partners in education, non-governmental organisations, from UN system organisations at headquarters, regional and national levels as well as from most major international cooperation agencies, met in Elmina 19-23 March 2001. This report covers the issue discussed in that meeting.

  10. Draft Project Document: Strengthening Teacher's Capacity on HIV/AIDS and Life Skills Education: a Pilot Project in Selected Teachers' Training Colleges in Zimbabwe

    This is a project document submmited to the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education in Zimbabwe where UNESCO proposes to support the strengthening of the HIV/AIDS and Life Skills Programme in teacher training colleges. The report looks at the status of the ongoing programme and with input from the collges tries to identify the areas in need of support.

  11. Teach them while they are young, they will live to remember

    This case study focuses on Zambia's Lusaka and Southern Provinces and the views of teachers and pupils of that region with regards to the teaching of HIV/AIDS in basic education. It is limited to the efforts being made by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Zambia on fighting the spread of the disease among school children and teachers.

  12. Standing Education on its head: Aspects of schooling in a world with HIV/AIDS

    This paper argues that HIV/AIDS stands education on its head. Education in a world with AIDS must be different from education in an AIDS free world. The content, process, methodology, role and organization of school education in a world with HIV/AIDS must be radically altered. The entire educational edifice must be dismantled.

  13. Household and Community Responses and Coping Mechanisms

    This is a compilation of international documents centered around the issue of orphans and vulnerable children and community reponses and coping mechanisms in the face of HIV/AIDS.

  14. Situation Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zambia- Institutional Response

    This report examines and analyses the Institutional Response to the Situation of Orphans in Zambia. Institutions analysed include NGOs, international governments and social institutions like the church. This report serves as one component of a larger Situation Analysis of Orphans in Zambia being managed by the Study Fund of the Social Recovery Project on behalf of UNICEF, SIDA and USAID, under the guidance of a Steering Committee that draws its membership form Government, NGOs, donors, UN agencies and researchers.

  15. Situation Analysis Report of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zambia- Data Review and Enumeration

    The objectives of the data review and enumeration exercise were to: 1. Assess the current magnitude of orphans; 2. Effectively analyse existing quantitative data; 3. Understand the relationship between the loss of one or both parents on socio-economic and welfare factors. 4. Suggest some welfare indicators for monitoring and evaluation purposes. The exercise compares the welfare of orphans and that of non-orphans in Zambia using survey livelihood indicators for poverty, residence, food security, education and health.

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