Mymensingh 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.

Activities

1.In order to ensure quality education for all children, the ADP started a Special Coaching program to pair children who are struggling in school with those that are not. 1,899 students who struggle in school received tutoring and support. 2.In order to improve the quality of education, the ADP conducted awareness sessions on the importance of educatoin and ways in which parents can get involved to improve the quality of their children's education with 345 parents. 3.In order to improve access to education and school readiness, the ADP established 40 Early Childhood Care & Development Centers through partnership with local CBOs. 402 3-5 year olds are currently enrolled and developing cognitively and physically. 4.In order to increase food security and household income, the ADP arranged for trainings for 546 farmers on livestock management including poultry, goats, cattle, and small animal husbandry. 5.2432 people trained on disaster management6.In order to improve the practice of WASH in the community, the ADP conduced awareness sessions on health, nutrition, and WASH with 500 adolescents in schools and 2,000 community members. 7.In order to increase access to sanitation in the community, the ADP conducted 12 advocacy sessions with local government officials on installing santitary latrines and tube-wells in the community. 8.In order to improve the nutrition of children, the ADP conducted PD Hearth sessions for 1443 children and micronutrient supplements for 247,500 children. 9.In order to increase access to health and nutrition services, the ADP trained 163 Health Promoters and Lead Mothers in PD Hearth methodology and in leading pregnant women support groups. 10.In order to increase household income, the ADP partnered with local government and local agricultural university to provide trainings to farmers and unemployed youth on homestead gardening, livestock rearing, and improved agricultural practices.11.In order to increase household income, the ADP formed and trained 5 savings groups12.In order to create sustainable CBOS in the community, the ADP trained CBO members on various income generating activites including, sewing, handicrafts, computers. CBO members also received trainings on business development, financial management, and accounting and bookkeeping.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Environment|Advocacy|HIV&AIDS|

Locations

  • Bangladesh>Dhaka>Mymensingh

Sectors

  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health

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