Young Women and Girls Economic Strengthening Programme
The Global Fund has selected five Principal Recipients (PRs) in South Africa to implement a Young Women and Girls (YW&G) Programme, which includes an Economic Strengthening component. NACOSA, on behalf of four PRs (Kheth’Impilo, Soul City Institute, KZN Treasury and NACOSA) are managing the Call for Proposals. The YW&G Programme seeks to provide socio-economic development support and opportunities to young women, between ages of 19 and 24, to enable them to become economically active and independent citizens, thereby lowering the degree of vulnerability of them contracting and / or living with HIV. The programme consists of six components, namely:
- Recruitment of young women to actively participate in RISE clubs
- Standardised assessments to stream young women into one or more of four streams and a standard package comprising personal development and job readiness
- Basic literacy, numeracy and communication skills stream
- Employment stream
- Entrepreneurship / enterprise development stream
- Bursary stream
Project management will include monthly reports over the implementation period, i.e. 1 January – 31 December 2018 and a project closeout report at the end of the project closeout period, i.e. 1 January – 31 March 2019.
The Call for Proposals and related documentation will be available on the NACOSA website from 8 October 2017: www.nacosa.org.za/latest
Questions will be responded to in two rounds.
Round one questions are due Friday, 13 October 2017.
Responses will be issued Wednesday, 18 October 2017.
Round two questions are due Friday, 20 October 2017.
Responses will be issued Wednesday, 25 October 2017.
All responses to all questions will be posted on NACOSA’s website.