OSA and Feed the Children have partnered under the five-year, USAID-funded Tiwalere OVC Project since mid-2010. This project seeks to employ the skills and effectiveness of the OSAAP to improve the nutritional status and growth of orphaned and vulnerable children attending Community Based Child Care Centers and build the communities capacity to sustain their services.
For more information visit Feed the Children
The purpose of the Eric Edward Roy Fund for Education in Africa (EERF) is to advance the ideals and visions Eric held for the development of African communities through support for improvements and advances in the early education of African Youth. The Eric Edward Roy Fund was created on April 1, 2000 in Eric’s memory – to serve young Africans and their bright future.
EERF provided funding for the early identification and support of 3 CBO’s and continues to work in partnership with Orphan Support Africa in education and community support initiatives.
For more information, visit Eric Edward Roy Fund.
UNICEF and ORPHAN SUPPORT AFRICA partnered for three years between 2008 and 2010 for a project whose focus was improved, comprehensive care for orphans and vulnerable children in 10 of 28 districts throughout Malawi.
For more information visit UNICEF Malawi
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant awarded Orphan Support Africa (OSA) a three-year grant (2007 – 2010) in support of our unique approach in addressing the issues of HIV/AIDS and poverty affecting rural communities especially children in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“It’s tragic that millions of children in Sub-Saharan Africa have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS, Orphan Support Africa will help local communities ensure that these vulnerable children receive the care and support they deserve,” said Dr. Nicholas Hellmann, director of HIV, TB and Reproductive Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
For more information, visit The Gates Foundation
The Orphan Support Africa/Gates program was evaluated in real-time by a partnership with the Tulane University Orphan Studies Program (TOSP). The Tulane University Orphan Studies Program measured the impact of community based services on orphaned vulnerable children and the effectiveness of various components of Orphan Support Africa’s approach. These results are broadly disseminated to heighten awareness and quality of care for vulnerable children, as well as effect the reduction of the spread of HIV/AIDS. Through OSA’s existing and expanding network of affiliates working in Sub-Saharan Africa with vulnerable children, best practices regarding orphaned and vulnerable children care and HIV prevention, once documented and shared, can lead to direct and measurable improvements . Real-time assessment is a unique tool that will keep the OSA model agile and able to address the needs of community groups.
The lead researcher for the team from Tulane University for this program is Dr. Kate MacIntyre. For further information please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit Tulane University School of Public Health
In 2010, Kindernothilfe (KNH), a German-based international NGO provided OSA with a Self-Help Group (SHG) model for micro-lending, through which women-only groups are empowered to help each other through micro-lending and savings programs.
For more information visit Kindernothilfe