EDUCATION AND SPORTS PROGRAM
An orphan is defined as a child below the age of 18 years who has lost one (either mother or father) or both parents. So single- and double parent orphans are considered. A child made vulnerable by HIV is below the age of 18 and Has lost one or both parents; or Has a chronically ill parent (regardless of whether the parent lives in the same household as the child); or Lives in a household where, in the last 12 months, at least one adult died and was sick for three to four months before he or she died; or Lives in a household where at least one adult was seriously ill for at least three of the past 12 months. Critically, younger children, and children and youth with disabilities are largely overlooked in many programmes, and there is no continuation of service provision for vulnerable youth once they reach the age of 18 years. Too many youth are not realising their rights. Certain groups of vulnerable children remain on the margins, for example services for children living on the streets and in institutions are largely absent within most National Plans of Action for OVCs.
At HAHDA we have a firm commitment to achieving the Education For All(EFA) goals especially where it concerns OVCs, these goals;
- Expanding early childhood care and education
- Providing free and compulsory primary education for all
- Promoting learning and life skills for young people and adults
- Increasing adult literacy by 50%
- Achieving gender parity by 2020 and gender equality by 2025
- Improving the quality of education
We hope along with our partners both locally and globally to achieve aforementioned EFAs by providing Bursary support, including school fee exemption, emotional/psychological support through professional counselling from trained counselors, Food assistance (e.g. school feeding or take home rations), Material support for education (e.g. uniforms, school books, etc.) and many other ways, Feel free to contact our national manager if you are interested in donating or helping out in any way.