project brief


AMPATHPlus OVC and Social Services Project (2011-2019)

ADS NR implemented AMPATHPlus OVC and Social Services project with funding from USAID in West Pokot County.

The project envisioned facilitating the provision of care and services to the targeted OVC in West Pokot County. It focused on the following core service areas:

  • Protection
  • Shelter and Care
  • Psychological Support
  • Education
  • Food security and Nutrition
  • Healthcare
  • OVC Household Economic Strengthening

Goals & Objectives

The project implemented activities that reached OVC with health and nutrition education which has improved the nutritional status of both the OVC and other household members since they have enough food (balanced diet) for consumption and kitchen gardens have a good crop enough to consume domestically. Additionally, the Quality improvement teams of West Pokot Sub County comprising 26 members addressed issues pertaining protection of OVC specifically on the acquisition of birth certificates.


  • Increase in food security, improved nutrition, and sustainable livelihoods amongst target groups – OVC households
  • To increase access to Education, Life Skills, and Literacy initiatives for the needy OVC.
  • Increased access to Quality Protective Services to the deserving OVC.
  • To enhance access to improved health, water sanitation, and hygiene for OVC households.
  • To Increase Access to Economic Security Initiatives to Marginalized, Poor, and Underserved Groups.