Minakulu 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.
41 village savings groups implemented by World Vision are now saving an average of $750 per month to better provide for their children. Our disaster preparedness committees reached out to local families with coping strategies for times of food shortage, such as food preservation methods. World Vision health teams were sent out to identify and rehabilitate malnourished children. 1,500 children achieved normal weight, and other children were referred to health centers for further treatment. 200 mothers are better able to meet their child's health and nutrition needs after attending trainings about disease prevention and meal preparation. To increase the sustainability of the water supply, we worked with water management groups to monitor and repair wells and boreholes. We constructed new latrines in schools, and trained students on personal hygiene, handwashing, and proper sanitation. Parents of children with disabilities learned about how to manage their child's needs and support their education. We trained education committees to advocate for more teachers to be hired to meet the demands of increased enrollment in schools. 68 youth acquired vocational skills in tailoring, carpentry, and masonry so they could get jobs and skills to help support their families. 3,500 community members were educated about child protection and equipped to handle cases of child rights violations. School authorities, healthcare staff, and police officers attended training sessions on ensuring that child rights are enforced for children in the community.
- Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
- Economic Recovery and Development
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene