Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
The Orphan and Vulnerable Children project (OVC) aims to combat the vulnerably of children impacted by the HIV/AIDS crisis by providing funding for school fees, medication and treatment for HIV. Children hit by the double hammer of HIV/AIDS and poverty require unique care in a comfortable and compassionate environment.
As these children face the biggest challenges of their young lives, their need for security, comfort, acceptance and affection is magnified. Incongruously, children orphaned by HIV in Ghana suffer from severe stigmatization and rejection. The OVC project began in 2004 with assistance from Ghana International Women’s Club. The program provides care for the physical, mental and emotional health of children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV.
Through what we call the Station days, children are seen once a month as they go through various stations enabling WAAF+ staff and volunteers both assess and have fun with them. OVC project works to minimize the stressful and negative impacts HIV has on children and their families while maximizing educational and supportive experiences.
Through help of international organizations and private donations the project sponsors children through primary and secondary school. Many children have and continue to benefit from this project.