Theme 2

We make sure that the children we support can succeed at school by working with teachers and schools to provide a supportive environment and by providing help with homework and teaching essential life skills that build resilience.

Peer Health Education

The PHE programme is the delivery of health awareness and life skills workshops in secondary schools, designed to reduce HIV incidence in orphans and vulnerable children. The work increases self-esteem and confidence and enables vulnerable youngsters to make informed decisions regarding existing and future relationships and their health and well-being. Trained Peer Health Educators (who are previously supported orphans) reach more than 10,000 children each year and contribute towards a reduction in HIV, and improvement in school performance and attendance as well as being positive role models for vulnerable children.

Connecting Communities: Learning for Life

A three-year community strengthening project that focuses on improving access to education through the provision of community-based after-school clubs (called Sunshine Clubs). The project aims to improve motivation, attendance and performance of orphans at school through a complete approach to their learning and care. The project also targets orphans and vulnerable youth who have dropped out of school by offering vocational training and entrepreneurship training as a route out of poverty.