Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)

The OVC program under eMasoyi came into existence in response to the growing number of orphan and vulnerable children due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The number of child-headed households and street kids had been increasing, and because of lack of parental care and guidance, many of these young people resorted to crime, prostitution and other negative activities in order to survive, often leading to unplanned pregnancies. The OVC is involved in the following activities:

  • Psycho-social support: counseling (social and spiritual); group therapy; support groups; peer education program; referrals to other agencies
  • Food security: through the provision of food parcels;
vegetable gardens; providing cooked, nutritious meals
  • Educational support: providing school uniforms, school bags, and stationery; after-school homework groups; academic guidance
  • Protection: provision of blankets, clothing
and shelter (house building and repairing); facilitating the issue of legal documents; facilitating Foster Care Grant applications

 

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