What SCORE KENYA Stands For
1) Increased access to health and social services for OVC and their families;
2) Strengthened capacity of households and communities to protect and care for OVC and
3) Strengthened child welfare and protection systems for effective responses in targeted counties and sub-counties.
SCORE upholds key guiding principles:
- Belief in human dignity,
- Equality and child rights;
- Promotion of sustainable development; e
- Equity and equality amongst people,
- Gender responsiveness
- Forging synergistic relationships
The goal of OVC programs is to build HIV affected families' resiliency to meet the developmental needs of their children, while assuring that children affected by HIV/ AIDS have equitable access to health, education and other social services including protection. OVC programming builds on social work approaches and is aimed at empowering families and supporting them to identify solutions to address their critical vulnerabilities associated with HIV.
SCORE has HIV/OVC programming portfolio in Nyanza and Western Kenya since its inception in 2006. The organization engages on strategies not limited to being child-focused & family-centered.
Description of Project Strategic intervention domains and Specific Deliverables:
This domain includes interventions to support the achievement of health outcomes, build health and nutrition knowledge and skills in caregivers, and facilitate access to key health services especially HIV testing, care, and treatment services enable vulnerable children, especially girls, stay HIV free.
To ensure increased Economic Stability of HHs to Care and Protect OVC. USAID 4TheChild is adopting the PEPFAR comprehensive economic strengthening model to guide interventions This domain includes interventions that reduce economic vulnerabilities and increase resiliency in adolescents and families affected by and vulnerable to HIV.
This domain includes interventions to prevent and mitigate violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of children and adolescents, including sexual and gender-based violence.
The primary project beneficiaries are responsively targeted ensuring that only children living with or affected by HIV below 18 years and their household members are enrolled in the project.Call To Action