Boghe 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.
43 youth received vocational training in household electrical wiring, business management, tailoring, and hairdressing to prepare them to earn income for themselves and their families. To enhance household food security through improved agricultural production, we distributed 980 papaya, lemon, and mango trees and helped farmers with irrigation costs. We collaborated with a local health center to deliver essential immunizations to children and pregnant women who live in remote areas. 360 pregnant women attended the prenatal and postnatal visits we offered and practiced exclusive breastfeeding for six months to improve the health of their babies. 1,457 children, youth, and adults attended awareness sessions on HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment we hosted along with community health partners. 41 teachers participated in trainings on classroom management and early childhood education we provided in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs, Children, and the Family. 50 members of emergency preparedness committees were trained to put early warning plans in place to mitigate the impact of natural disasters such as droughts. Together with Boghe community leaders, we identified 257 disabled children and youth and educated them about their rights to education and protection. To contribute to the development of adolescents, we created clubs where they learned about the importance of education, the danger of HIV and AIDS, and the risks associated with early marriage.
- Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
- Economic Recovery and Development