Our Programme Goals and Strategies
Goal #1: To Improve the Health Status of Children and Women
Provide a comprehensive package of services that includes child immunization, Vitamin A supplementation, de-worming of under fives and pregnant women, treatment of childhood illnesses;
Train local health workers in how to prevent and treat Postpartum Hemorrhage –PPH (excessive vaginal bleeding of greater than 500 ml after childbirth among who have given birth;
Educate women on the need for a skilled provider at birth, provide counseling on use of and distribution of PPH drugs such as misoprostol to be used in the event that the birth takes place without a skilled provider, and follows up women after birth;
Reduce anemia prevalence among pregnant women and women of reproductive age through universal supplementation of pregnant women with daily iron/folic acid tablets; fortification of commonly consumed food products with micronutrients; control of malaria in pregnancy by intermittent preventive treatment, long lasting insecticide treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, and Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT); and control of hookworms by deworming medication such as albendazole and mebendazole;
Improve the technical skills of Community-based health workers in health promotion /referral activities;
Partner with community-based organizations, support groups of people living with HIV/AIDS, religious and community leaders, schools, youth groups and other gatekeepers to promote HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and reduce stigma against people living with AIDS;
Establish in-school and out-of-school programmes on Sexual and Reproductive Health protecting girls from teenage pregnancy, Sexual, Transmitted Infections such as Cancroids, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and HIV/AIDS;
Create an environment of support for women to seek contraception, and ensure availability of contraceptive supplies;
Distribute free Insecticide-treated Nets (ITNs), and provide information, education and communication prevention and treatment messages through health talks in clinics and churches, community meetings, and peer education to dispel myths and misconceptions on net usage;
Improve groundwater supplies (particularly drilled and hand dug water wells), installing pumps, building and rainwater collection tanks, to provide significant proportion of rural dwellers with access to safe water within a reasonable distance of their home;
Provide Education on the need for good hygiene and sanitation, and work with community members to construct latrines in schools and communities.
Goal #2: To Empower Women Economically
- Provide skills training on non-farming activities such as cassava processing (Gari), palm oil and palm kennel extraction, dressmaking, textile design and printing, home management, hairdressing, food processing and preservation, soap, talcum powder and pomade making and Jewelry making.
- Increase the entrepreneurial skills of beneficiaries to run their businesses successfully by providing them with a range of enterprise skills including bookkeeping, marketing, entrepreneurship and business management.
- Establish women groups and help them to develop and maintain systematic informal savings (Susu).Group lending out of internally mobilized savings is promoted among group members and link these enterprises with the formal commercial financial sector.
Goal #3: To Increase Access to Quality Education
- Empower community members to improve the standard of local education by supporting and training parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) and School Management Committees (SMCs) bodies; and by providing small grants for communities to run their own school improvement projects;
- Encourage a more inclusive education system by supporting girls with our ‘School Mothers’ programme where local women become role models and supportive figures for girls’ education;
- Improve school resources and teaching standards by providing practical lesson kits and training for teachers on how to use them; and by supporting the establishment of school and community libraries and
- Improve infrastructure by constructing school buildings and classrooms, allowing more children to access secondary education
Goal # 4: To Promote Human Rights and Good Governance
- Facilitate the use of international human rights mechanisms with which to hold the government accountable to protecting human rights.
- Organize domestic groups to engage in different UN mechanisms including UN conferences, and treaty ratification.
- Offer educational materials, workshops, trainings and technical assistance to facilitate the use of the human rights framework in advancing social justice and good governance.
- Coordinate human rights monitoring efforts that document and expose human rights violations in the provision of government services. Based on findings, publish information to progressively impact public opinion and social policy.
Goal #5:To Ensure Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration
- Protect wildlife, preserve habitats and empower people to conserve natural resources while improving their livelihoods.
- Provide information, educational programs and incentives to help the community’s decision making, to protect and improve the environment, to use natural resources wisely and to understand the linkages between economic, social and environmental decisions.
- Work in partnership with people in government, business and the community to develop and deliver sustainable environmental, conservation and water use solutions.
- Promote environment-friendly lifestyles through wise product choice by educating people, particularly children who will be the leader of the next generation, to think and act toward realizing a sustainable society and environmentally sound lifestyles.
- Reduced waste generation.
- Reduced emissions of substances causing air pollution
Goal #6:To improve agriculture and increase access to food throughout the year
- Disseminate Science knowledge and technology information on modern methods of farming through capacity-building to rural farmers to rapidly increase agricultural productivity in ways that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
- Improve access to markets and value chains, such as improved value chains and timely access to price and market information; standards for food products; the role of information and communication technologies; post-harvest, storage, and processing techniques; product and market development.
- Increase access to nutrition, such as food safety practices and regulatory frameworks; improved decision-making in food and nutritional security; improved nutrition through agricultural diversification and better access to quality food; food fortification, supplementation, and balanced diets; local nutritional needs.