FXB to Discuss Holistic Development Model at “Graduation in OVC Programs” Event in Washington D.C.

Global nonprofit organization FXB is slated to discuss its highly acclaimed FXBVillage Model at “From Vulnerability to Resilience: Promoting Graduation in OVC Programs” event on July 12, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

The event, sponsored by the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Task Force and AVSI, will bring together policy makers, researchers and OVC practitioners to discuss key concepts and principles related to graduation models applied to OVC programs.

“One of the main goals of this event is to work towards greater clarity around the conceptual framework of graduation in the context of OVC programming,” Jackie Aldrette of AVSI-USA said.

The half-day event aims to assess promising graduation models and their effectiveness in achieving their goal of ending extreme poverty.

Focused on alleviating poverty for 27 years, the FXBVillage Model is a three year graduation program that provides nutrition, health, education, housing, and economic empowerment support to the poorest families around the world, especially those affected by HIV.

FXBVillage Model provides these families with startup capital and training to launch income generating activities, while delivering graduated and time bound support in nutrition, education, and health. The program diminishes household vulnerability and strengthens their resilience to cope with challenges through individual and community capacity building: technical skills training, coaching and community-wide awareness sessions.

The model has been recognized by UNAIDS and UNICEF as a best practice. Most recently, FXB has released the FXBVillage Toolkit and Planning Guide, a step-by-step guide that is now freely available to NGOs, venture philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, governments and anyone else interested in the hopes that they would start their own FXBVillage and work to eradicate poverty using our three-year program.

Karina Weinstein, FXB USA’s Program Director, along with Emmanuel Habyarimana, FXB Rwanda’s Executive Director, will present the FXBVillage Model and the progress it has made in Rwanda.

“FXB is honored to be featured as one of the two promising graduation models at the event. We are pleased to share our proven FXBVillage Model with peer organizations and development experts. We hope that the model will become an inspiration for organizations working with Orphans and Vulnerable Children households,” said Ms. Weinstein.

The Sustainable Comprehensive Responses (SCORE) funded by USAID and implemented by AVSI Uganda with partners will also be presented to the attendees.




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