NACOSA Grants Funds To Assist Orphans and Vulnerable Children

The Global FundNACOSA, the Networking HIV/AIDS Community of South Africa, recently announced its intention to provide grant support to orphans and vulnerable children programmes in the Western Cape as part of the Global Fund Round 9 programme.

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is a unique, public-private partnership and international financing institution dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treatment of HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Fund provides grants on a discretionary basis in support of technically sound and cost-effective interventions for the prevention of infection and the treatment, care and support of persons infected and directly affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

“We’re happy to report that, after a difficult proposal process, we’ve acquired one of these grants, which will be invaluable when it comes to providing support for our many OVC initiatives,” says Jovanna Djeri of Ikamva Labantu’s fundraising department.

“Through NACOSA, we’ll receive access to monthly stipends, allocated to care givers, as well as fixed daily donations per child to cover food allowances and materials. Contributions will also be made to the salaries of programme co-ordinators, and accredited training will be provided to our community workers. We’re incredibly grateful for the support, and look forward to reporting on the ways in which this assistance has benefited our programmes.”

3 Responses to “NACOSA Grants Funds To Assist Orphans and Vulnerable Children”

  • iappriciate your work done

  • Please could you tell us if there is any chance of rolling out this OVC programme to the Free State? We have been running an OVC Programme for 650 children since 2004. The University of the Free State is currently evaluating our programme to see what impact we have made.We provide a range of services to the OVC and their families including homestead food gardens, egg production and other income generating activities, as well as running voluntary saving and lending groups.

    Our FS Department of Social Development gives us a mere R60,000 per year, whereas we need R1,2 million to continue expanding and providing these services.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards
    Trudie Harrison
    Mosamaria Coordinator

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