NACOSA, 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.”