Namanjivira 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.
Mothers' groups we trained opened six community nutrition centers and carried out 48 nutrition education campaigns. The nutrition centers helped 23 malnourished children gain weight, and their caregivers learned how to prepare simple, nutritious meals that include all the food groups children need to grow and thrive. 8,489 children were fully vaccinated and 4,330 women were vaccinated for tetanus through the efforts of local health committees and mobile health brigades we supported. The number of clean water sources increased from 45 to 78, expanding water coverage to 26,000 households. Awareness campaigns reached 250 parents with information about the value of education for girls and the importance of prioritizing school over work. Together with community members, we helped establish five adult literacy centers. One hundred students enrolled, most of whom are women. 20 students learned valuable skills such as sewing and embroidery at a new vocational training center for youth who didn't have the opportunity to attend formal school.
|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Environment|Protection|Peace|Advocacy|HIV&AIDS|
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene