Project summary: ICOBI is implementing a household-based response to empower vulnerable children, youths and their caregivers to reduce their vulnerability and improve their wellbeing. The project is implemented in the Southwestern districts of Bushenyi, Rukungiri, Kiruhura, Kabale and Isingiro. The project targets to reach a total of 150453 direct beneficiaries (including vulnerable children and their caregivers) from 24654 households in a period of 3 years. The program activities involving at least 2268 Community volunteers (i.e. Para-social workers, VHTs and Para-legal workers) is implemented at sub-county level covering a total of 83 sub-counties (Table 1).
Project districts: Bushenyi, Rukungiri, Kiruhura, Kabale and Isingiro.
Project goal: To create an integrated and coordinated service delivery system that will ensure access to essential health, nutrition and social services by OVC, youth and their caregivers resulting in better outcomes and reduced HIV/AIDS vulnerability in the target districts.
1. Beneficiary household enrollment
2. Household assessment
3. Case management
• Case planning – Identify of interventions
• Conducting regular beneficiary home visits for timely and effective case management & follow up
• Conducting planned regular support supervision visits to community OVC volunteers
• Conducting quarterly case management reporting
• Case Monitoring – follow-up and re-assessment
• Referral and linkage of beneficiaries to appropriate services
Table 1: Project sub-counties, household beneficiaries per district
|Districts||Sub-counties||HH enrollment||HH Assessment|
ICOBI is using the existing vulnerable children (VC) community structures including the para-social workers, Para-legal workers and Village Health Teams (VHTs) to strengthen case identification and improve access to essential health, nutrition and social services by OVC, youth and their caregivers in the target districts. The para-social workers are facilitated to conduct enrollment and assessment of beneficiaries at household level. The VHTs are also facilitated to support the linkage of the beneficiaries for essential health, nutrition. The Para-legal workers are facilitated to link beneficiaries for social, child protection and legal services. ICOBI is to conduct enrollment and assessment of beneficiaries and the strengthening of the vulnerable children linkages and referral systems in a total of 83 sub-counties.