Makpele 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.
In partnership with the government, we trained our community health staff on Ebola disease prevention, control, and management. To ensure that children are protected from infections and diseases, we provided community trainings for 40 pregnant women on prenatal and postnatal care. World Vision collaborated with the Ministry of Health to conduct an anti-malaria campaign. We distributed bed nets and eliminated open water sources where mosquitoes breed. World Vision provided three motorbikes to local health staff, enabling them to travel to remote communities with medicine, immunizations, and healthcare. 60 pregnant women were educated by World Vision about prenatal and postnatal care and what to do if they experience complications during their pregnancies. During the outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone, World Vision provided education about Ebola prevention, treatment, and management. We encouraged regular handwashing in the community using water mixed with chlorine to halt the spread and donated sanitary kits including 100 special buckets, 100 bath soaps, and 2 drums of chlorine to be used in public places. 500 children learned about child rights, the dangers of early marriage, and the importance of education during the Day of the African Child celebrations we hosted with community partners. Day of the African Child is a continent-wide strategy for teaching children about their rights, particularly their right to education.
|Most Vulnerable Children|Protection|Peace|Advocacy|
- Sierra Leone>Southern>Pujehun