Aber 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.
341 health team members trained by World Vision helped mothers adopt life-saving practices such as giving birth at health facilities, attending postnatal appointments, and immunizing their babies. Mothers of children under age 5 were trained by our healthcare workers on preventing malnutrition in their little ones. We improved access to safe water during the dry season by digging more wells and creating underground spaces where water can be stored year-round. 20 villages received help on dealing with their sanitation issues such as removing excess litter and teaching children about proper hygiene. We encouraged teachers to develop child-friendly educational materials that relate to children's everyday lives. We built housing for teachers close to their schools so they could spend more time helping their students rather than commuting far distances to work. 209 teachers learned new methods of teaching and lesson planning that focus on each student's needs. 4,966 children are receiving meals at school, which helps them concentrate on their studies and get better grades. To improve literacy rates among children, we worked with community education partners to monitor the quality of education in primary schools. Education committees in 18 primary schools have learned to write school improvement plans that will help students thrive. We provided 1,500 English and local language textbooks to schools and added braille machines to special education classrooms. 785 households learned how savings groups can help increase their income and provide for their children's needs, such as school and medical expenses.
Most Vulnerable Children, Gender, Environment, Advocacy
- Economic Recovery and Development
- Shelter and Housing
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene