Assessing priorities by using the toolkit
The Haven monitoring and evaluation tool is being used to assess priorities for individual children in Uganda.
These two examples demonstrate how the toolkit is used, and the priorities identified for each child.
Example 1: HAVEN SCORE 70
A female child aged 5 years has lost her father from HIV/AIDS and lives with her mother who is 35 years old. The mother owns a 2 bed roomed house and lives with another 3 children. She achieved primary education but is a peasant and earns US$350 per year. She uses public transport and they have to travel 15 kilometres to a health centre. The child is enrolled in school, which is 5 kilometres away, and the child although HIV positive does not have any other disability. The family has mosquito nets and adequate food supplies. They live in their home district. They have shared running water from a tap and have an uncovered pit latrine.
Priority Considerations: Health Care, Social support, Education
The child is an orphan, has a health problem and requires health care. The mother supports another 3 children with one dollar a day. She can provide them with food. They could have an improved latrine. The level of support required would depend on the circumstances of the other 3 children their ages and whether they have health problems.
Priority 1 Provision of a latrine
Priority 2 Transport for the child to the health unit
Priority 3 Education for all children
Example 2: HAVEN SCORE 77
A female child aged 5 years who is HIV positive has lost her mother and now lives with a grandmother aged 65 years. The grandmother owns a 3 bed roomed house and lives with another 5 children. They have mosquito nets. They have a covered pit latrine and share running water. The grandmother has primary education and is a peasant but no source of income. They live 15 kilometres from a health centre and 5 kilometres from the school. The child has no physical disability but is not enrolled in school yet. Although in a home district, there is no reliable food supplies.
Priority Considerations: Education, Health care, Social Support
The level of support offered would depend on the circumstances of the other 5 children - their ages and whether they have health problems.
Priority 1 Support for nutrition
Priority 2 Education for all children
Priority 3 Transport for the child