OVC Program

OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) Program is designed to improve the lives of children and families directly affected by AIDS-related morbidity and/or mortality. The emphasis is on strengthening communities and families to meet the needs of orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS, and helping children and adolescents meet their own needs by creating a supportive social environment.

The Program aims to achieve the following results:

•Orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS have increased access to essential services, including nutritional support, shelter, healthcare, education, psychosocial support, other social and material support, and economic empowerment and other forms of support for caregivers.
•Families and communities, are strengthened to improve the quality of existing protection and care services (prolonging the lives of parents and providing economic,  psychosocial and other support) for orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.
•Policy initiatives that support care for orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, including advocacy for basic legal protection, transformation of public perception of HIV/AIDS, and strengthened school-based prevention and care programs are advanced.


Examples of the kinds of projects that may be supported under the Grant Program include:

1.Interventions that promote children’s access to essential services by:

  • >>Increasing enrollment, attendance and retention in schools
  • >>Providing alternative learning systems for children.
  • >>Providing food and nutritional support
  • >>Providing healthcare through referrals to healthcare facilities 
  • >>Providing psychosocial support
  • >>Providing shelter
  • >>Life skills training and improving the skills of OVC to meet their own needs

2.Interventions that build the capacity of families and communities to protect and care for orphans and vulnerable children, especially those targeting caregivers, including:

  • >>Care and support services for elderly caregivers;
  • >>Training of caregivers
  • >>Economic empowerment for caregivers and child-guardians.  

3.Interventions that promote community-based interventions and structures supportive to orphans and vulnerable children and that reduce stigma and discrimination, including:
>>strengthening traditional safety nets for orphaned children;
>>Interventions that promote basic legal services for orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS; and
>>Engagement of communities in care and support of children in child-headed households.

Our Contacts

Tesia Isanga Organization (TIO)

P.O Box 1100 - 00502 Karen
Tel Nos. Nairobi office

P.O Box 1100 - 00502 Karen
Tel Nos. Nairobi office