The Hope for African Children Initiative is a pan-African effort created to address the enormous challenges faced by millions of African children who have either been orphaned by AIDS or live with parents who are sick or dying from AIDS-related illnesses. Established in 2000, this unique partnership brings together six organizations that share an international focus – Care, Plan, Save the Children, the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa, World Conference on Religion and Peace, and World Vision – working together to increase the capacity of local communities to provide support services to orphans and vulnerable children in Africa. Recently, NAP+ (Network of African People Living with HIV/AIDS), joined the partnership, further strengthening its capacity to respond to challenges facing vulnerable children on the continent.
To offer hope to millions of children affected by HIV/AIDS for a future of dignity as part of a functioning, stable community.
To mobilize a global initiative to address the needs of African children affected by HIV/AIDS and to engage, strengthen capacities, mobilize and share effective practices among stakeholders at all levels.
To strengthen the capacity of African communities to advocate, care for and support children impacted by HIV/AIDS and prevent further spread of HIV; improve orphans and other vulnerable children’s welfare by increasing access to education, adequate food, psychosocial support, basic health services, and legal rights, and to catalyze a global partnership to expand the resources available to achieve these goals.