Gonave Hope 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.
75 families and nine agriculture associations learned how to increase their income by raising goats and selling their milk for profit. We helped improve the health of community members by providing Vitamin A supplements to 153 children to prevent blindness and disease, immunizations to 75 children, iron supplements to 110 women, and deworming medication to 1,154 children. More than 1,000 mothers received information about proper nutrition and preventive health techniques, equipping them to better care for their children. More than 4,000 children learned how to protect themselves against cholera through our health education program. 268 pregnant women and 2,336 women of childbearing age were vaccinated against tetanus to protect their health and the health of their babies. 1,744 families were trained on proper hygiene and water treatment to decrease their risk of contracting diseases. We organized training sessions for 36 teachers in partnership with the school district to strengthen the quality of reading and writing instruction. 2,900 children were able to continue their education thanks to our tuition subsidies. We also assisted orphans and vulnerable children by providing them with school supplies, uniforms, and hygiene kits. 156 young people were equipped with valuable skills for their future through computer technology courses. 2,200 children were trained to manage risks before and during emergencies. Through our awareness campaigns, 788 parents learned about the importance of registering their children and obtaining birth certificates—a vital step for safeguarding children’s civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. 2,100 children and young people were empowered with information about their rights and responsibilities through brainstorming sessions in schools, children’s groups, and social activities within the communities.
|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Environment|Protection|Disability|Advocacy|
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