The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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In 2002, the Human Sciences Research Council was commissioned by the WK Kellogg Foundation to develop and implement a five-year intervention project focusing on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in southern Africa. In collaboration with several partner organizations, the project currently focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.

This report forms part of a series that examines the work undertaken as part of the Kellogg OVC Intervention Project from 2002 to 2005.

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Pages : 160
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2141-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2141-3
Publish Year : 2005

Alicia Davids; Lebogang Letlape; Kgobati Magome; Shai Makgoba; Charles Mandivenyi; Tshepo Mdwaba; Ntjantja Ned; Nkululeko Nkomo; Sakhumzi Mfecane and Donald Skinner.

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