Muktagacha South 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

1.In order to improve the health and nutrition of women and children, the ADP conducted 71 education sessions with both mothers, fathers, and other family members on health, nutrition, and WASH messages. Involving the whole family makes it more likely that household behaviors will change for the better. 2.In order to improve the health and nutrition of women and children, the ADP trained WASH committee members in providng WASH education using the CVA approach. The committees then conducted 4 advocacy meetins with local government officials on installing low cost santiary latrines and tube wells in teh communities. 3.In order to improve the nutrition status of children, the ADP conducted PD Hearth intervention with 407 malnourished children. Mothers were taught how to feed their children properly using local, cheap, nutritious ingredients. Children also received micronutrient powders. 84% of children in the intervention reached desired weight gain. 4.In order to ensure adequate household food security, the ADP trained 100 women in poor households how to create household gardens with fruits and vegetables. 5.In order to improve household income, 23 people were trained in business skills in order to imporve their small businesses. 6.In order to improve household income, the ADP formed and trained 5 savings/lending groups. 7.In order to improve the quality of education, parents and students were trained in the CVA approach. AS aresult, they are now aware of their rights and are ready to advocate for them with school and governement education officials. 8.In order to improve child development and school readiness, the ADP supported Early Childhood Care Development cetners. This year, 400 children graduated from an ECCD and demonstrated good readiness for primary school.9.In order to increase child participation and protection, 225 children were trained in child rights, abuse and exploitation. Those trained are now working to raise awareness with other children and community members10.459 people attended an awareness session on the harmful effects of early child marriage and were empowered to advocate against this practice in their communties.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Protection|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Bangladesh>Dhaka>Mymensingh

Sectors

  • Education
  • Health
  • Protection

Other projects