Kisongo 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.
We helped farmers improve their livestock management and disease prevention so they could increase milk, meat, and egg production. Local beekeepers increased their honey harvest from six quarts per hive in 2013 to 10 quarts per hive in 2014 through the introduction of more beehives and education for beekeepers provided by World Vision. Over 3,000 trees were planted in the community as a way of reducing deforestation and protecting the environment. 21 households increased their farming production by using the water storage systems we provided to collect rainwater for irrigation. World Vision trained school management committees to engage with parents and make them aware of their children's right to an education, encourage them to enroll, and keep their kids in school. We provided training to help teachers improve their students' reading, writing, and math skills. Over 1,500 textbooks were provided to schools to help improve literacy. A new vocational training center was completed, providing youth with opportunities to learn new trades. World Vision worked with 13 child protection committees to ensure that children's rights were respected.
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