Program targeting orphans and vulnerable children

Photo:LolweTv//USAID 4TheChild and Post Bank sign partnership

The USAID 4The Child program has signed a five years partnership with Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (Postbank) to the tune of Sh. 3.8 billion.

Chief of Party of the USAID-funded AMPATHPlus Prof Sylvester Kimaiyo says the project that is running from March 2021 for five years will target the counties of Bungoma, Kisumu, Kakamega, Siaya and Busia.

Prof Kimaiyo says the program aims to reach over 152,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in households affected by HIV and AIDS in the targeted counties.

Speaking in Kisumu during the signing of the partnership, Prof Kimaiyo says the program will be run by Moi University while working with other implementing agencies with a goal to improve the well-being of the children.

The program will ensure that the children under their care can gain access to quality county-led social services including health, nutrition, education, legal protection and psychological support.

Post Bank Managing Director Raphael Lekolool says they are ready to offer the financial support needed to run the program.

Lekolool says the bank staff will offer the necessary financial education to the families that will be directly linked to the program.

By Joseph Ojwang