This area of intervention was the centre and mother of PEFO. PEFO was founded as an initiative to support the education of orphans of HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable children. This area of intervention was inspired by the background of the founders of PEFO. The three brothers lost their parents in their tender years as children; their education and upbringing was majorly left in the hands of Good Samaritans. To the founders, supporting the education of other OVC was giving them (OVC) a chance to realizing a brighter future which is not easily attained by the kind of children they are. They therefore sought this initiative as a give back to the community.
In the beginning, Education interventions concentrated on payment of school fees and basic scholastic such as books and writing pens. Today, the education interventions stretch beyond fees and books to improving OVC access to quality learning by strengthening the capacity of a child’s 3 main learning environments (the home, school and community). The new approach to implementing the education projects place emphasis on sustainability and quality of service delivery in addition to accountability by respective stakeholders. The main objective being breaking barriers affecting access to quality education among OVCs by creating conducive learning environments at household, community and school level through working with existing community structures. These projects reach about 2,383 OVC from 10 in 2003 in four different districts covered by PEFO. Each project has a unique design which has been determined by the project geographical areas and target OVC.