Executive Director, Bantwana Initiative, International
Gill Garb has 25 years of experience developing education, health, and HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa. She launched the Bantwana Initiative in 2006 to help orphaned and vulnerable children and their care-givers access support and integrated care they need to grow into healthy adults. Bantwana started with three small projects in Uganda, Eswatini, and South Africa; today it works in six countries and has a portfolio of 20 projects and a budget of $22 million. Prior to launching the Bantwana Initiative, Gill was World Education’s Southern Africa regional director and then HIV & AIDS senior advisor. Under Gill’s leadership, World Education’s HIV projects in Africa grew to a total of more than $20 million, and as the epidemic continued to spread, HIV prevention, treatment, and care were mainstreamed into all World Education programs across Africa.