Nabaa (Beirut Urban) 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.
Healthcare providers were trained in the importance of breastfeeding, childhood nutrition, and food safety. In addition, clinics were provided with equipment such as thermometers and scales. World Vision conducted a workshop for school nurses and social workers on early childhood development, children's nutrition, and growth monitoring in order to prevent malnutrition. After we trained a mother's group on child development and good parent-child communication, their group organized a health forum on these topics for 300 other parents. Together with Red Cross youth members, we hosted a summer camp for 150 children where they learned about substance abuse prevention and reproductive health. Five local clinics were equipped with brochures, posters, scales and thermometers to promote and monitor child and adolescent health. Six school directors were trained in planning and monitoring the quality of education to ensure that educational programs are sustainable. Children benefited from better learning environments when we provided educational materials and equipment for five schools and repaired the water system in another school. Through our partnership with parent teacher associations, we trained 128 parents in how to communicate with their sons and daughters and effectively support their children's education. 225 fifth, sixth, and seventh graders learned how to protect themselves during earthquakes and natural disasters when they participated in workshops we offered with the Red Cross.
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