• HEF developed iMatter curriculum aimed at the prevention of HIV infection in sub-Saharan African children. • The program was initiated in Swaziland in 2006 and subsequently expanded to South Africa in 2007. • From 2008 to 2014, HEF received over $6 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop indigenous capacity to provide young learners with HIV prevention training and appropriate life skills to affect lasting moral and behavioral change.
• HEF in partnership with OneHope developed Hygiene Matters, a hygiene education program that combats the problem of intestinal worms. • The program is designed to be indirectly implemented in public schools, and combines a hygiene education component with the administration of deworming medication.
Developing Future Leaders
• Ignite International’s vision is to nurture students through quality education and prepare them to be in a position of leadership to influence their community. • The program focuses on 4 key components: partnership with college preparatory schools, host families, mentors and a robust leadership program.