This report covers activities carried out by Riverine Communities Health & Development Organization Inc. (RIVCHO) under the CUBS project funded by USAID through MSH/Africare with the goal of improving the wellbeing of orphans and vulnerable children through the delivery of essential community based services in Ovwian and Orhunwhorun communities in Udu LGA

CUBS project OVCs, Airport Staff CPC Chair & Rivcho Staff at Tarmac

of Delta State. As part of RIVCHO program implementation, RIVCHO is pleased to report that identifying, selecting and targeting child most in need of services has been completed. A total of five hundred and twenty one (521) OVCs were enrolled in the project.

During the period under review, RIVCHO organized recreational activity (excursion) for 60 OVCs (motivated by doctors, nurses and other professionals at the Central Hospital Ughelli, during their visit to the hospital), completed facilitation of registration of 40 children in school with more emphasis on the girl child, thereby continuing the provision of educational support for 40 enrolled OVCs. In the 2 communities, RIVCHO facilitated provision of life skills to OVCs, sensitized caregivers and other stakeholders on psychosocial support (PSS), legal protection, as well as facilitated provision of immunization to OVCs house holds. RIVCHO also facilitated Kids Club and CPC monthly meetings in both communities and continued voluntary counseling and testing on HIV/AIDS for OVCs enrolled.

During the month of December 2011, RIVCHO organised a Christmas Party on 16th December 2011 for the children in both communities, conducted re-application of CSI on OVCs enrolled in the first month, carried out advocacy visits to 2 communities for stakeholders engagement on sustainability etc Kudos to all our field officers and volunteers who have made this possible. Not forgetting those in the office doing the Monitoring and Evaluation as wella s writing all the reports.

CUBS project OVCs, Airport Staff CPC Chair & Rivcho Staff at Tarmac (photo)