Laplagne Development Program
This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.
534 children received Vitamin A supplements, which help prevent illness, and 432 children were immunized. 252 parents and community leaders were trained on the nutritional value of locally available foods, equipping them to provide healthy meals for their children. We provided psychosocial and material support to 477 children impacted by HIV and AIDS. Nearly 400 children and youth were reached with information about HIV and AIDS, as well as the stigma associated with the disease. 653 people were educated on preventing HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, empowering them to stay healthy. 6,527 people were trained in cholera prevention and 1,761 cholera prevention kits were distributed, helping to reduce the risk of waterborne illness. 30 students participated in orientation sessions on computer technology to help them prepare for future job opportunities. We trained 200 children in artistic talents, giving them skills and a foundation to pursue their interests as careers. Nearly 3,000 children were able to continue their education thanks to our school fee subsidies, and 200 children were provided with educational materials and school supplies. We helped 695 children to understand their rights and responsibilities as active community members.
|Most Vulnerable Children|Protection|Advocacy|