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Child Welfare Programme

In 2007, grants were paid out of 65,000 children up from 28,000 in 2004. Various centres, including eight multi-purpose centres and several recreation and after-school centre were established to accommodate community members (youth and parents) who are engaged in income generation activities, and serve as venue for recreational and educational activities for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). The recreational and after-school centres offer support for children in the form of help with homework, soup kitchens, sport activities and training in computer skills. This programme will train staff members and other stakeholders; conduct awareness campaigns; establish the legal framework on OVC; establish child justice forums; register children's homes and places of safety; and produce and disseminate information, education and communication (IEC) materials on OVC. The programme beneficiaries are children (boys and girls) under 18 years and parents. The programme will be implemented in all 13 regions.

Outcome

Children's welfare improved.

Outputs

  • Legal Framework in place
  • Projects in place in accordance with the National Plan of Action (NPA) on OVC
  • Coordination and Networking amongst stakeholders (PTF, OVC and Child Justice Forums)improved
  • Updated Database on OVC and grants IEC materials developed
  • Manual on standard of care for residential child care facilities developed
  • Improved welfare of service delivery to children
  • Capacity to deliver quality services to OVC established

Key activities

  • Put in place legal framework on OVC
  • Conduct awareness campaign
  • Conduct impact assessment on services provided to children
  • Establish OVC forums and make them functional
  • Organize Permanent Task Force meetings
  • Collect data (statistics)on children benefiting from the grants annually
  • Establish database on OVC
  • Attend IMC meetings
  • Establish child justice forums
  • Register Children's Homes and Places of Safety
  • Publish and disseminate
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
  • Train staff and other stakeholders in the exercise of psycho social support to enable OVC to deal with trauma

Head office contact details

gender_postal_namibiaPrivate Bag 13359, Windhoek,Namibia

gender_physical_namibiaJuvenis Building Independence Avenue

gender_telephone_namibia+264-61-2833111

gender_fax_namibia+264-61-238941 / 221304

gender_emailgenderequality@mgecw.gov.na

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