Aug 25, 2020

Narrative project report

Donation of PPE and Covid 19 prevention materials
Donation of PPE and Covid 19 prevention materials
  1. REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

During the past 9 months Ndola Nutrition Organisation in partnership with GlobalGiving have been implementing a community based project enhance male participation in the fight against early, forced marriages in the rural areas of Masaiti District of Zambia; by engaging and dialoguing with 310 men and boys, formation of Men/Boys Take Action (MBTA) groups; addressing negative factors that exacerbate child marriages including community acceptance of early marriages, tradition and cultural norms that undermine girl's abilities to make decisions on their reproductive, education and health rights in rural areas.


2. PROJECT CONTEXT


Zambia is among the many countries in the Southern region of Africa that continues to be faced with high levels of gender based violence, teenage marriages and negative cultural beliefs that hinder the development of girls: including inadequate information and education on their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). Young women and girls in the targeted communities have no opportunity to choose whether, when, and with whom to engage into sexual activity; to choose whether and when to have children; and to access the information and means to do so. The girls  have no ability to seek, receive, and impart information related to sexuality, receive sexuality education, have respect for bodily integrity, choose their partner, decide whether or not, and when, to  have children and pursue a satisfying, safe, and pleasurable sexual life.

 3. PROJECT BACKGROUND.


To address the problems stated above immediate interventions were needed and as such Ndola Nutrition Organization partnered with GlobalGiving to raise the needed resources to undertake the project. The planned interventions aimed at increasing  male involvement and participation in reducing the incidences of early, forced marriages and relationship of power imbalance by conducting community mobilization, awareness raising and small group discussions, formation of Men and Boys Take Action (MTA) groups in the targeted communities. The project will also build partnerships with women's clubs with intimate understanding of the issues of violence against women, patriarchal power relations, and gender equality.

 4. PROJECT OBJECTIVE


To strengthen the capacity of men and boys in reducing early and forced marriages through community mobilization, formation of Men/Boys Take Action (MBTA) groups and awareness raising; engaging and dialoguing with the men, in rural communities of Masaiti District of the Copper belt Province of Zambia reaching 310 beneficiaries by December 2020.

5.  PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVEMENTS


PROGRAM STRATEGIES

Due to the COVUD 19:

The project is conducting its programming through:

  • Small group discussion
  • Household hold based dialogues
  • Online charts and conference based engagements

6. PROJECT IMPACT

a.  The project has so far engaged and dialogue with 61 men and boys seeking to build their capacity to reduce early and forced marriages and community level indicating 19.6% achievement against the target of 310 beneficiaries.

  1. With support of a small grant from GlobalGiving. The organisation was able to support frontline health Workers, members of staff with adequate PPE to enhance their preparedness for COVID 19.  This gesture from GlobalGiving was widely applauded by the health workers from the local clinic and NNO Staff.
Donation of PPE and Covid 19 prevention materials
Donation of PPE and Covid 19 prevention materials
Apr 28, 2020

Progress project report

  1. REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


During the past 6 months Ndola Nutrition Organisation in partnership with GlobalGiving have been implementing a community based project enhance male participation in the fight against early, forced marriages in the rural areas of Masaiti District of Zambia; by engaging and dialoguing with 310 men and boys, formation of Men/Boys Take Action (MBTA) groups; addressing negative factors that exacerbate child marriages including community acceptance of early marriages, tradition and cultural norms that undermine girl's abilities to make decisions on their reproductive, education and health rights in rural areas.

2. PROJECT CONTEXT



Zambia is among the many countries in the Southern region of Africa that continues to be faced with high levels of gender based violence, teenage marriages and negative cultural beliefs that hinder the development of girls: including inadequate information and education on their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). Young women and girls in the targeted communities have no opportunity to choose whether, when, and with whom to engage into sexual activity; to choose whether and when to have children; and to access the information and means to do so. The girls  have no ability to seek, receive, and impart information related to sexuality, receive sexuality education, have respect for bodily integrity, choose their partner, decide whether or not, and when, to  have children and pursue a satisfying, safe, and pleasurable sexual life.

 3. PROJECT BACKGROUND.



To address the problems stated above immediate interventions were needed and as such Ndola Nutrition Organization partnered with GlobalGiving to raise the needed resources to undertake the project. The planned interventions aimed at increasing  male involvement and participation in reducing the incidences of early, forced marriages and relationship of power imbalance by conducting community mobilization, awareness raising and small group discussions, formation of Men and Boys Take Action (MTA) groups in the targeted communities. The project will also build partnerships with women's clubs with intimate understanding of the issues of violence against women, patriarchal power relations, and gender equality.

 4. PROJECT OBJECTIVE



To strengthen the capacity of men and boys in reducing early and forced marriages through community mobilization, formation of Men/Boys Take Action (MBTA) groups and awareness raising; engaging and dialoguing with the men, in rural communities of Masaiti District of the Copper belt Province of Zambia reaching 310 beneficiaries by December 2017.

5.  PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVEMENTS



 PROGRAM STRATEGIES


Due to the COVUD 19:

The project is conducting its programming through:

  • Small group discussion
  • Household hold based dialogues
  • Online charts and conference based engagements


6. PROJECT IMPACT

The project has so far engaged and dialogue with 39 men and boys seeking to build their  capacity to reduce early and forced marriages and community level indicating 12.5% achievement against the target of 310 beneficiaries.

Dec 30, 2019

Narrative project report

Men take action groups
Men take action groups
  1. REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 During the past three months Ndola Nutrition Organisation in partnership with Global Giving have been implementing a community based project enhance male participation in the fight against early, forced marriages in the rural areas of Masaiti District of Zambia; by engaging and dialoguing with 310 men and boys, formation of Men/Boys Take Action (MBTA) groups; addressing negative factors that exacerbate child marriages including community acceptance of early marriages, tradition and cultural norms that undermine girl's abilities to make decisions on their reproductive, education and health rights in rural areas.

2. PROJECT CONTEXT

 Zambia is among the many countries in the Southern region of Africa that continues to be faced with high levels of gender based violence, teenage marriages and negative cultural beliefs that hinder the development of girls: including inadequate information and education on their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). Young women and girls in the targeted communities have no opportunity to choose whether, when, and with whom to engage into sexual activity; to choose whether and when to have children; and to access the information and means to do so. The girls  have no ability to seek, receive, and impart information related to sexuality, receive sexuality education, have respect for bodily integrity, choose their partner, decide whether or not, and when, to  have children and pursue a satisfying, safe, and pleasurable sexual life.

 3. PROJECT BACKGROUND.

 To address the problems stated above immediate interventions were needed and as such Ndola Nutrition Organization partnered with Global Giving to raise the needed resources to undertake the project. The planned interventions aimed at increasing  male involvement and participation in reducing the incidences of early, forced marriages and relationship of power imbalance by conducting community mobilization, awareness raising and small group discussions, formation of Men and Boys Take Action (MTA) groups in the targeted communities. The project will also build partnerships with women's clubs with intimate understanding of the issues of violence against women, patriarchal power relations, and gender equality.

 4. PROJECT OBJECTIVE

To strengthen the capacity of men and boys in reducing early and forced marriages through community mobilization, formation of Men/Boys Take Action (MBTA) groups and awareness raising; engaging and dialoguing with the men, in rural communities of Masaiti District of the Copper belt Province of Zambia reaching 310 beneficiaries by December 2017.

 PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVEMENTS

 PROGRAM STRATEGIES

 Conducting Community awareness meeting  

 The project has so far conducted the following activities:

  • Project meeting with the community and church leaders
  • Conducted Community based sensitizations through small group discussions and community meetings.
  • Conducting community meetings on the formation of MBTA groups

Project Impact

 The project has so far engaged and dialoged with 26 men and boys seeking to build their  capacity to reduce early and forced marriages and community level indicating 8.3% achievement against the target of 310 beneficiaries.

 
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