Sabe 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.
Eight new savings groups were formed to help parents increase their income and better provide for their children. 180 families were connected with local markets where they can sell their surplus produce for additional income. 242 families reported at least a 30 percent increase in food production after they were trained in improved farming techniques. To improve children's access to nutritious food, 200 farmers learned about the importance of growing fruits and vegetables and 40 farmers learned how to breed livestock. More than 6,325 people now have access to a new health center. Previously, they had to walk 30 minutes or longer to the nearest health center. Health committees organized by World Vision trained 500 parents on nutrition and proper feeding practices for children. 200 malnourished children reached a normal weight for their age through community nutrition programs. The number of babies born at the Sabe Community Health Center increased from 690 in 2013 to more than 800 in 2014 as a result of campaigns encouraging people to go to health centers rather than traditional healers. We installed a water system at a health clinic to improve hygiene and sanitation and provide clean water for patients. Parents and peer volunteers formed 12 tutoring groups to coach students who are struggling in reading, writing, and math. We partnered with the District Education Department to train 175 teachers in improved teaching methods. After participating in education awareness campaigns, more than 1,000 parents reported that educating their children is a priority.
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