Asibavikele's Program to Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

In 2011, Child Welfare South Africa announced a new public and private partnership to address the care and support of children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS. As part of this initiative, Dell has partnered with Child Welfare and USAID to provide funding and other assistance.

Asibavikele and Dell Foundation

The Asibavikele, "Let’s Protect Them", is a nationally coordinated and driven programme that facilitates community based care and support to children orphaned and made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS in disadvantaged communities through the structures of CWSA. The programme involves and relies on communities in the identification of OVC and establishment of foster care and safe homes. Asibavikele has been established in 9 provinces at 82 sites to date. USAID and the Dell Foundation jointly contributed to sustaining the Port St John's Asibavikele site for orphans and vulnerable children. The partnership aims to support a child-care site in the Eastern Cape and pilot a model for caring for vulnerable children. In addition to contributing to the overall running costs of the sites, funds will be allocated to piloting a new model in caring for children living within child headed households.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA)

    Advocacy NGO
    South Africa | Staff size: 26-50

    The life story of CWSA begins in 1924, when child welfare societies in existence at that time constituted a national structure that coordinated their services, set standards, instituted...

  • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) is dedicated to improving the lives of children living in urban poverty around the world. With offices in Austin, TX, New Delhi, India, and Cape...

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Key Information

LocationSouth Africa
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2012
  • ValueUSD 700 Thousand