One of the challenges brought about by HIV/AIDS is Orphans. With the death of the parents there is no income generated in such homes anymore. Without a source of income, the affected children more often than not end up living in the streets or turning to petty crime and prostitution.

These children need to be motivated and be taught life skills that will lead them to a healthy and safe life. In other words with our special-care network of custodians, we will break the vicious cycle and set them on a path of personal success.

Most slum dwellers are casual workers, very low-income earners or jobless. This means that they rely on grants from well-wishers to survive. Most of this money never gets to their families because of alcohol abuse. The children in these households end up going hungry and lacking in almost all the basic needs including educational material and are very vulnerable(at-risk).

The goal of our orphans and vulnerable children program is to ensure that children have an effective support structure through counselling, assistance with feeding programmes and food parcels, school fees, stationery, clothing and also facilitate access to medical treatment and legal services.

Other Programme Components

   Nyumbani shelter
Supporting children to live in the community under the care of special-care givers...

  Afya Toto
Providing access to basic health and nutrition with a strong focus on preventice care..

   Soma Mwana
Although basic education is free children still need enabling support for holistic education..

   Advocacy
This project is about providing free legal representation for children who suffer from child-abuse

Milestones / What we have done

1998

In partnership with IFRC AFRICA and NEPARC, ENCO foundation honours and celebrates Nelson Mandela Day and his 67 years of service.

2012

ENCO Foundation launches the inaugural Nelson Mandela Edition of the Master Aids game in Africa. 94,000 units are set to be manufactured in 2013.

2012

Zimbabwan Brighton Chipere wins the inaugural Mandela Day Marathon organized by ENCO Foundation. The first ever Nelson Mandela Day Marathon.

2012

ENCO Foundation organizes the -- Triumph of the Spirit -- a successful and extraordinary 42 Km charity marathon in honor of Nelson Mandela.