Camarines Norte 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.
73 parents were trained in cosmetology, fish farming, and gardening in order to start their own small businesses and generate more family income. Community savings groups helped 55 families increase their income. Savings groups provide interest-earning savings accounts and small, affordable loans for people who don’t have access to traditional banking services, empowering them to plan for the future, start businesses, and meet their children’s basic needs. Together with the Department of Agriculture, we provided families with plants and seeds and trained gardeners in organic farming methods to produce healthier crops such as green leafy vegetables. 50 mothers attended prenatal and postnatal checkups we facilitated to improve maternal and child health. In order to protect children from waterborne illnesses, 250 children were provided with sessions on proper handwashing and personal hygiene. In partnership with the Department of Education, we provided a literacy program and tutors for children with difficulties in reading. To build community resilience during emergencies, we trained adults, teachers, and children on first aid and disaster risk management. 250 children were trained as child rights advocates through World Vision's Empowering Children as Peacebuilders program, which teaches children about conflict prevention and empowers them to be agents of change, healing, and peace among their peers and in their communities. Five children's protection committees were trained by World Vision to handle cases of child abuse and child rights violations.
- Economic Recovery and Development
- Human Rights Democracy and Governance
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene