Damagaram - Takaya 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.

Activities

10 young women who did not have the opportunity to attend school were trained to make soap, equipping them with skills to earn a living and provide for their daily needs. 24 cereal bank management committees received additional training on how to manage grain stocks to improve food security. Community cereal banks store sacks of grain year-round so families have more reliable access to affordable food, especially during times of drought. 55 farmers were trained in more productive farming methods to increase the availability of nutritious food for children. 5,220 children younger than 5 were immunized through vaccination campaigns supported by World Vision. 8,116 malnourished children were rehabilitated through our collaboration with the local Ministry of Health, community health workers, and partner organizations. Eight borehole wells were drilled in the area, improving access to clean water for children and their families. To help ensure that community members have sustainable access to clean water, 24 people were trained to repair borehole wells and 60 water committee members were trained in water source maintenance and financing. We worked with community members to build latrines at a school, helping to prevent the spread of disease among children. To encourage children's participation in school management, we helped establish four student governments and trained 44 student government members on how to improve health and hygiene at their schools. Campaigns were held in 10 villages to raise awareness of the importance of education and encourage parents to register their children for school and ensure that they attend. 94 teachers were trained in methods for teaching reading to primary school students. Most of these teachers did not have basic training.

Cross-cutting issues

Advocacy

Locations

  • Niger>Zinder

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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