Traditionally hunter-gatherers, people in these communities survive on whatever fruit and tubers they manage to find each day in the forest. Plagued by malnourishment and subsequent medical problems, these groups have no access to doctors or medical facilities. Living on the edge of poverty, they face further challenges due to illiteracy, unemployment, and wild animal attacks.
The aim of this project is to bring hope to two of these communities by creating learning centres that run health awareness meetings, health events, and life skill workshops. Thanks to funding already received, many children in one of the communities have already benefited from attending these learning centres. In addition, 23 health awareness meetings have been held, 8 villages have taken part in a ‘clean the country’ initiative, and meetings have taken place to discuss the introduction of tailoring classes. Further funding will ensure that both communities will benefit from this effective program in 2018 and beyond.
Update Nov 2018
A total of 171 children are now attending classes at learning centres in nine different villages. Those children, and some adults, have been receiving training in developing healthy habits. Some community development groups have been formed to improve agricultural methods, and also to mobilise local leaders and youth to become involved in learning centre activities. The plan is to replicate this model in more villages. It is exciting to see momentum growing in these villages and we hope to continue our support in 2019.
This is a multi year project
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If we receive extra funds, this will go towards next year’s target.