Akodet 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.
We helped grow 16,000 tree seedlings to help prevent soil erosion, 6,580 of which have been planted. Leaders of agricultural businesses were trained in basic management, resulting in one farm creating a marketing and expansion plan. 75 families were trained on vegetable crop production techniques, equipping them with skills to increase their productivity and providing them with access to a year-round food supply. 50 women who were nursing babies received micronutrients and 500 children received Vitamin A supplements to protect them against blindness and disease. 466 children were provided with deworming medicine to fight intestinal parasites and immunizations against measles, polio, tuberculosis, and tetanus. 4,325 children benefited from essential medicines we provided to health centers. 320 families were educated on hygiene standards and preventing infectious diseases, equipping them to protect themselves against illnesses. We raised awareness among 1,500 people about preventing the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. 320 mothers were trained on preventive health practices such as handwashing, waste disposal, and water treatment, all of which have reduced the cases of diarrhea, cholera, and other diseases in the community. 600 families were provided with practical information on hygiene and water treatment to help prevent diseases. We rehabilitated one water point and began constructing 10 additional water points that will provide the area with more than 2,000 gallons of water per day and will be managed by members of local organizations. More than 3,900 children received tuition subsidies to help them continue their education. 250 children and youth were introduced to computer technology through our technology center, giving them knowledge and skills for future employment. 26 teachers were trained to help their students with math skills. With our support, 50 young people attended vocational school and earned a technical business certificate. 27 schools were equipped with educational materials to better meet the needs of students. 147 children and youth engaged in workshops about their roles and responsibilities in their communities. We trained children, local officials, and community members in disaster risk management and worked to prepare communities for natural disasters by helping them develop emergency response plans.
Most Vulnerable Children, Gender, Protection, Peace, Disability, Advocacy
- Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
- Human Rights Democracy and Governance
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene