World Vision International
publication • Tuesday, March 15th 2016

PD Hearth Training of Facilitators Manual

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This Training of Facilitators manual provides the framework and materials for a six-day, face-to-face course. It covers all components of the PD/Hearth programme, with emphasis on the essential elements of the methodology and the integration of PD/Hearth into the World Vision Area Development Programme (ADP) context. There is more content included in this manual than can be covered in the six days, so facilitators will need to decide which activities are most relevant to the participants and organise their time accordingly.

You will also need to download the following materials that accompany this training:

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Participants should have an existing understanding of PD/Hearth principles and concepts as well as experience in implementation. They are expected to personalise this curriculum throughout the course and to adapt the method of presentation for use in their particular context. A group size of 20 participants is recommended in order to maximise interaction and feedback.

Some sessions are held in a classroom setting; others are based in the field, collecting and using field information. Although not absolutely necessary, access to computers during the sessions on calculating nutritional status and the menu calculation exercise could be helpful. Access to a community where there are malnourished children and where community members are willing to work with training participants is necessary. This community, in any World Vision ADP, should be within close proximity to the training site (no more than one hour away).