Grantee Stories

NACC

On World AIDS Day – The Power of Community Organizations to Change Lives

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This World AIDS Day we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of one of our long-term grantees, Namwera AIDS Coordinating Committee (NACC) – a strong, thriving community organization on the front lines of social change for vulnerable children and families in Malawi. NACC is proof positive that when you enable community organizations to thrive, you enable long-term structural social change.  NACC was established in 1996 in response to the AIDS epidemic in the eastern part of Mangochi district, bordering [...]

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Reflections on recent Early Childhood learning exchange visit

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Firelight is working with 18 grassroots organizations in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia to strengthen their programs in early childhood development (ECD) and their organizational management. Once a year, our ECD Lead Partners come together for a learning exchange visit. This past July, Namwera AIDS Coordinating Committee (NACC) hosted organizations from Tanzania and Zambia for a week-long visit in Malawi. This blog includes a brief update on the outcomes of this fruitful learning visit. Read our Initiative Overview for more [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Lupwa Lwabumi Trust, LLT, in Lusaka, Zambia. LLT is making it happen by strengthening vulnerable families and enhancing their care and support for children. Lupwa Lwabumi Trust connects communities through family circles, where four or more families will support each other to develop parenting skills and create nurturing environments for all children. LLT believes the role of a community is to unite, address, and resolve local issues such as child marriage, [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Namwera AIDS Coordinating Committee, NACC, in Namwera, Malawi. NACC is making it happen by mobilizing communities to care for their most vulnerable members. Started in the early days of the AIDS crisis, NACC now works in more than 300 villages with a volunteer corps of more than 5,000. NACC provides communities with information, care, and support on issues of HIV and AIDS to increase testing and treatment, decrease transmission, and end stigma. [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Jerusalem Children and Community Development Organization, JeCCDO, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One of the oldest indigenous organizations in Ethiopia. JeCCDO is making it happen! Working in four regional states and two cities, Jeccdo partners with 140 community-based organizations to improve care and support for children using sustainable approaches. JeCCDO was founded in 1985 as a network of orphanages. Over time, they came to realize that the best place for children to grow [...]

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