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Current Projects

    1. Protracted disaster relief program

      FOCCAD is distributing relief food items with support from the World Food Program to 5249 food insecure households including pregnant and lactating women, children below 24 months, the elderly, chronically ill patient and orphans and vulnerable children. A total of over 29000 food insecure beneficiaries are receiving maize, beans, super cereal and vegetable oil. FOCCAD also includes education and awareness on nutrition, water and sanitation and hygiene, gender and social protection and social and behaviour change communication as part of the program. Over 64000 community members have been reached through information carnivals and others linked to complimentary activities for livelihoods including conservation agriculture, natural resource management, village savings and loans, food for assets programing and HIV and AIDS care and treatment services. The Project is funded by World food program                 

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    2. Community disability reach program

      FOCCAD is supporting HIV prevention, awareness and HIV testing through door to door visits to people with disabilities. The aim of the program is to make HIV and AIDS and social protection services accessible to people with disabilities within their reach. As part of the program, FOCCAD supports income generating activities, village savings and loans peer education trainings and agriculture and livelihoods including food security to people with disabilities. The program is also advocating for social inclusion of people with disabilities in various projects and development work dealing with stigma and discrimination which the group face.The project is funded by US Embassy-Malawi-PEPFAR

    3. General support fund- Children affected by AIDS

      Through funding from the ELMA Foundation, FOCCAD is supporting children and youth affected by Aids through early child hood education support, provision of nutritional food items to CBCC centers, and children living with HIV, support to children living with HIV with mosquito nets and other household materials, provision of clothing and beddings to OVC, the project is also providing bursaries to 45 vulnerable boys and girls in secondary schools in Malawi, social cash transfers to 40 elderly people especially women taking care of OVC and training of care givers in the CBCCs. The Project is funded by ELMA Foundation.

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      Support for the elderly
      Support for Child headed homes
      Support for students
    4. Enhanced Community Learning for PMTCT

      This project is being implemented in Mpamantha, Thale, Mgombe, Sani and Khonde communities in Nkhotakota district in Malawi. The project involves provision of HIV testing and counseling services, referral to pregnant and lactating women through provision of transport money to deliver in health facilities, coordination of PLHIV support groups and capacity building and advocacy to community groups, advocacy for child protection and early infant diagnosis of HIV in children treatment advocacy to children living with HIV.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    5. Integrated livelihood project through vocational training

      Through this project FOCCAD has been distributing tool kits to community based organizations for vocational training targeting young people, women and PLHIV. FOCCAD also trains these groups through one established center. Trades include welding and fabrication, carpentry, tailoring, motorcycle mechanics, plumbing, electrical installation and others depending on choice. The project also includes business training, life skills training, leadership training and mentoring for youth into responsible business citizens. The project is a response to the dilapidating agriculture sector due to natural disasters and climate change. Introduced in 2010, Tools for Self Reliance has been funding the project annually and provision of both training and start up tools kits for vocational skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Training in Progress                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

    6. Right to know for adolescent and child health project

      This project is funded by Staying Alive Foundation targeting adolescent girls and boys and children in Nkhotakota district in Malawi especially those along Nkhotakota Township and surrounding fishing communities. The project involves beach campaigns, life skills educations, radio messaging, use of frontline SMS technology for HIV prevention messages, HIV testing and counseling and peer education activities. In promotion of child rights the project also involves psychosocial counseling to children, rights education and awareness to parents, guardians and children, advocacy on child rights issues, referral and case follow-up and management, economic support to child headed households and guardians, health service delivery and sports and recreation.        

                                                                                      Keeping Adolescent young people busy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    7. Women empowerment- Improving resilience, income and food security.-WE: RISE

      A project aimed at improving women leadership and food production at community level. The project involves leadership training, mentoring, study visits, production of seeds, watering materials and trainings in irrigation, conservation agriculture, entrepreneurship, business skills and village savings and loans. The project is funded by the Presbyterian Hunger Program from USA. This project is being implemented in Mpamantha area. The project deals directly with addressing the impact of climate change and food insecurity among women farmers and operates through farmers clubs. Innovatively the project use radio extension and frontline SMS facility to provide agriculture messages and information to the farmers.                                                                                                                             
      Vegetable gardening

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