Children enjoy good health
The health and nutrition status of children under five improved through the following:
- 201,417 children under five attended growth monitoring sessions at least once in three months
- 184,410 children six to 59 months old received Vitamin A capsules in the last six months
- The health of mothers which impact on the children improved as 59,107 pregnant women received ante-natal care and 75,828 post-partum women received Vitamin A capsules within eight weeks of delivery
The impact of communicable and parasitic diseases on children and their mothers was reduced when:
- 151,943 children completed immunizations before their first birthdays
- 147,629 out of school-children and 161,772 in-school children were de-wormed
- 33,563 children under five received oral rehydration therapy treatment
- 85,603 insecticide treated bed nets, to prevent malaria, were distributed to children under five
- 38,760 insecticide treated bed nets were distributed to pregnant women
- 68,649 pregnant women received preventive malaria treatment
- 85 caregivers and community-based surveillance volunteers trained in malaria prevention and management
A number of interventions carried out with partners helped reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS, especially for children. These included:
- 2,971 peer educators trained to reach their peers
- 104 Community Care Coalitions formed and strengthened
- 332 faith based organisations and community based organisations were actively involved in HIV and AIDS education activities
- 223 peer support clubs members trained in value-based life skills
- 1,546 orphans and vulnerable children received care and support
- 1,108 people living with HIV received care and support
- 10,214 children sensitized on HIV and AIDS
Access to safe water and improved sanitation and hygiene practices improved the well-being of children and their families with the following:
- 86 boreholes constructed and 138 boreholes rehabilitated
- 147 hand-dug wells rehabilitated
- 413 communities educated on sanitation and hygiene
- 231 hand-washing facilities provided
- 172 household sanitation facilities constructed
- 645 water and sanitation committees trained
- 763 people educated on safe drinking water
Children are educated for life
Children in deprived areas had access to improved basic education through:
- 94 classrooms built
- 9 teachers’ accommodations provided
- 716 pieces of furniture provided
- 487,912 children enrolled in school and attended school regularly
The quality of basic education improved with:
- Support to 826 volunteer teachers
- In-service training on new methodologies and Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs) for 236 teachers
- 34,312 children acquired numeracy and reading skills
- 1,797 children had access to Information and Communication Technology centres in their localities
- The capacity of communities to participate in education delivery increased. Out of 1,495 schools with functional parent-teacher associations and School Management Councils (SMCs), 1,221 were trained
Children experience the love of God and their neighbours
In 34 ADPs in the ten regions, children, church leaders, Channel of Hope Facilitators and ADP staff carried out the following which enabled children to experience the love of God and their neighbours:
80 new Good News clubs were formed.
594 club teachers were trained and equipped with relevant literature and teaching materials.
12,246 children participated in Children’s Rallies.
2,930 were educated on child rights and labour issues.
Children are cared for, protected and participating
In all the ten regions, the following enhanced the care, protection and participation of children:
776 households including registered children’s families involved in diversified sources of food and income.
Environmental clubs were formed in 174 schools
80 staff were trained on the use of advocacy tools including Citizens Voice and Action (CVA) for child rights and protection.
A new initiative, the Village Savings and Loans Associations which started in 2010 has grown from one to 52 groups with 819 members. They have made US $34,941 savings which enables them to fund their farming and other economic activities without pre-financing by middle men who charge them high interest rates.
Improved Household Livelihoods and Resilience for Children and their families
- Food was available all year round for 35,625 people in ADP communities
- 39,502 households enjoyed improved storage and post-harvest handling of crops
- 1,046 people are Association of Progressive Entrepreneurs in Development clients, a micro-finance institute
- Training of trainers for 33 opinion leaders and heads of departments in local capacity for peace techniques for enhancing peaceful co-existence in communities and districts