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. The report attempts to provide an in-depth understanding of OVC in Palapye, Botswana.

The main objectives of this particular study were to develop an understanding of the magnitude and nature of the OVC problem in Palapye, Botswana, identify and describe key and potential support systems for the OVC, assess the social conditions, health, development and quality of life of OVC and to identify family and household support systems for coping with the burden of care for OVC at family and community level.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm
Pages : 48
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2187-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2187-1
Publish Year : 2007
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