I am happy to update you with some exciting new developments in the last months. Due to the success of the 'Child Rights' model utilized by our project partners NISD, we applied for and have received funding from the UK Government (Department for International Development) to run an expanded version of this project for 3 three years. DFID are now funding 70% of this expanded project, with Karuna raising the remainder.
Additional elements of the project include:
Supplementary nutrition provided to all children, twice a day.
Books, uniforms and educational materials distributed to the thousand poorest children.
Community-Led Total Sanitation' programme - raising awareness amongst at least 9,000 people on such issues as water handling, food hygiene and disposal of human and animal waste, and encourage construction and use of toilets and soak pits by at least 2,350 families.
Self-help Groups (SHGs) and Vocational Training - 200 women’s SHG leaders will improve their literacy and financial skills, learn how to access resources and start small businesses. This learning will be shared will 4,000 women. 800 youths will receive training in areas relevant to the local market such as plumbing, electricity, hospital assistance and jewellery making.
Though the new activities were only recently expanded, the project team have been quick in implementing them. Since April:
We wish the project team success with their continuing work, and shall be keeping you updated with the progress.
Thank you, as always, for your support.
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