The Safeguarding and sustainable livelihoods pillar seeks to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS by providing comprehensive continuum of services to Zimbabwe’s orphaned and vulnerable children in a sustainable way. The program has 3 projects namely, Children Tariro with an OVC and DREAMS component targeting Adolescent Girls and Young Women, Expanded Impact Program and Livelihoods. Children Tariro (CT) project provides a critical continuum of care and is earmarked to contribute to epidemic control through social-economic interventions that reduce vulnerability to HIV and AIDS. The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.
The Livelihoods Project seeks to improve quality of life through responsive crop production technologies and integration of health among poor and vulnerable households in Chimanimani and Chipinge.
Expanded Impact Program – (EIP) seeks to support the Ministry of Health and Child Care to accelerate paediatric care and treatment access by enrolling children onto care and treatment in underserved districts in Zimbabwe.
To mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on Zimbabwe’s children by enhancing the sustainability of care and support services for OVC.
- To Strengthen the capacity of communities and local service providers to support vulnerable families and children by 2018.
- Strengthen the capacity of vulnerable households to care for children by 2018.
- Strengthen the capacity of communities to support vulnerable children and their families to access prevention, care and treatment of HIV services by 2018.
- To Mainstream Child Safeguarding/Protection into all FACT programs & operations by 2018.