RIEFP intends to empower 180 economically the MVC/OVC to the local communities living or serving them in 20 wards. The identified children will be empowered through training under the support of village volunteers responsible for their home visits at household level. The volunteers will be providing the caregivers with entrepreneurship skills and linking them to HIV/AIDS education, voluntary counseling and testing institutions and sensitize community through meetings, brochures.
There are more than 35000 MVC and OVC not receiving food, shelter, school uniforms, books while schooling in Mbeya region. They either do not own income generating activities and informal learning classes to gain vocational skills. In the afternoon they lack food and at home to those from distant places lose lessons and interest to learn. Some girls fail to attend classes more than three months during menstrual period. Those in secondary schools have no life skills and entrepreneurship
We train the MVC,OVC and carer to gain entrepreneurship and link them to the vocational education(,knitting, carpentry, tailoring, computer application) nutrition to most starving families. We link them to other institutions providing soft loans at local level, HIV/AIDS counselling and testing units. Train them to keep small animals like poultry, garden and work for self reliance. The groups are further trained to take control of their own lives.
The project will train 180 Most Vulnerable Children, Orphans Vulnerable Children and theri caretakers to have vocational skills, life skills in schools to have self confidence and determination to learn and alleviate from downwards life. Also, the project will help 18 Ward coordinators with entrepreneurship to help support themselves and their areas of supervision. Within two years we expect to have improved 360+ families with income.