Ace Africa began its fruitful partnership with APHIAPlus/USAID in 2012, where they identified orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) throughout 13 wards in rural Western Kenya. A total of 3,642 (1,719m, 1923f) OVC were located and brought to Ace’s attention for immediate support. To help monitor the OVC at a household level and to ease reporting and quality service delivery Ace recruited 77 community home visitor volunteers.
Ace Africa, in partnership with APHIAPlus/USAID, work closely together to support these OVC. The support provided includes psychosocial support, protection of child rights, shelter renovation, direct aid, economic empowerment to vulnerable households and school fees to enable access to basic education.
In March 2016 Ace Africa Kenya accepted a certificate for being recognised as the second most influential service providers in Bungoma County for OVC provision and implementation. Ace Africa were recognised in this way due to timely submissions of reports (monthly and quarterly reports, activity reports and key meeting reports), good management of community volunteers through mentorship, good finance management, efficient communication with APHIAplus/USAID, high level of confidentiality on OVC information and a strong relationship with partners in the county who have assisted in serving the OVC.
We are thrilled to have received this established award of recognition and would like to thank our volunteers and APHIAplus/USAIDfor their most crucial support.