Aids Orphan's Outreach Project, Kenya
AIDS Orphan UK Trust will provide an outreach service supporting 450 orphaned and vulnerable children (OVCs) (3-18 years) each year within the Kibera slums district of Nairobi.. The service will provide proper care, support, treatment, nutritional/health education for orphaned children
July 2012 - December 2015
Charity information: Aids Orphan UK Trust
In Kenya it is estimated that 2.5 million children have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, with 180,000 living with the disease. Kibera is the largest slum in Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa, with an estimated population of one million, of which 18% are HIV+. Women in Kibera contract HIV at a rate 5 times higher their male counterparts, hence the prevalence between women to men is 2:1 in the area. Kibera’s population survives on less than one dollar a day, making life hard for the orphans.
The service will reduce the rate and transmission of infections (particularly mother to baby), provide antiretroviral drugs and offer education. The service will work directly in the community identifying children, young people and mothers infected or affected by HIV. Subsequent care and intervention is tailored according to individual and/or family needs and will offer a package of support including antiretroviral treatment, counselling, and health/nutrition, the reduction of new infections.
By the end of the project the rate of HIV infection will have declined by 15%
Activities» Training of the PLWHIV on communication skills, presentation skills/ HIV/AIDS knowledge, to reduce rates of mother to baby transmission
What success will look like
Success will be measured by the reduction in number of teenage girls becoming pregnant and delivering HIV - babies. Also a reduction of new infections
To promote safer sex, keep young women safe. We see by ensuring in particular young HIV+ women deliver babies that are uninfected. we will monitor all of the orphans that we are working with that their health and well being is maintained. We anticipate with the distribution of life saving medications, that the rate of infection within our core group will be reduced by 15%. The new strategy is that treatment = prevention. wider distribution of drugs is of paramount importance.
One of the main risks are that we will not be able to recruit enough people living with HIV to help deliver the outreach service. We are confident that working with a locally based charity that we have has close links to before we will be able to recruit enough people. As the project progresses we will change things around if necessary to achieve the projects objectives.
We will be receiving monthly reports from the field which will tie into our monitoring and evaluation process. Donors to this project will receive a quarterly report detailing the ongoing activities and any necessary changes that have been made to the project.
Budget - Project Cost: £86,018Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £5,454 Capital cost/ comms Purchase of project equipment/telephone/internat £5,454 Office costs Rent, utilities and stationary £17,158 project coordination Staff, monitoring and evaluation £14,317 Travel/training Travel between sites/training of PLWHAI £29,545 Supplies and food School supplies and food for Aids Orphan's £6,060 HIV Treatment HIV testing and prophylaxis for prevention of infections £8,030 Family planning For young HIV+/- orphans
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Philip King charitable trust £20,000 Guaranteed
The project will take place in the Kibera Slum district of Nairobi in Kenya.
The service will reduce the rate and transmission of infections (particularly mother to baby), provide antiretroviral drugs and offer education. The service will work directly in the community identifying children, young people and mothers infected or affected by HIV. we aim to reach and directly support 450 OVCs over three years.
The population of the slum is more than 1 million with over 180,000 living with the HIV virus. It is estimated that there are more than 150,000 orphaned children living there. Women and girls are 5 times more likely to be HIV+ than their male counterparts. The population of the Kibera slum survives on less than $1 a day. Children orphaned by HIV have little or no access to nutritional food. With out the support of this project many of these children will needlessly die.
The Charity was set up specifically to work with Aids Orphans, although a young charity we have already built a reputation in the field. We work with partners at a local level which have been vetted and come highly recommended. Dr Sanjay Bhagani is a leading HIV specialist and teaches globally and vets potential partners. Our Founder has more than 20 years experience in the charity sector and understands governance and how to raise funds.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Lilly founded an Early child development center and is based in the Kibera slum her knowledge key to delivering the project objectives.