Children
 Bolivia
Project #23077

School Health & Nutrition in Bolivia

by Save the Children Federation
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Summary

Children in Bolivia represent half of the population (10 million people) and face enormous challenges to their welfare and development. Two thirds of them live in poverty. A quarter are malnourished. For these children, survival of their early years is incredibly difficult. With your support, more than 10,000 targeted schoolchildren in pre- and elementary schools in El Alto and Beni will improve their health, hygiene and nutrition practices.
$25.00
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
11
months active

Challenge

Children in Bolivia represent half of the population (10 million people) and face enormous challenges to their welfare and development. Two thirds of them live in poverty. A quarter are malnourished. Almost all kids go to school now, but few of them learn to read and go on to secondary education, because they get diarrhea from dirty water or are too tired to learn from anemia and worms. And young girls skip school all together when they get their period.

Solution

With support your support more than 10,000 targeted schoolchildren in pre- and elementary schools in El Alto and Beni will improve their health, hygiene and nutrition practices. Children will benefit from better access to health services and increased knowledge of healthy practices. They will also be better protected and empowered to know their rights. Teachers and parents, will learn how to stay healthy and create protective and nurturing spaces for children.

Long-Term Impact

Through the advocacy component of this program we will work with authorities and key stakeholders at district, municipal and departmental level in order to help build a nationwide school health and nutrition program that can benefit millions of children in Bolivia. The impact on children will be reflected in the improvement of chronic malnutrition, preventative illnesses and obesity, as well as learning outcomes.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.savethechildren.org

Organization Information

Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.savethechildren.org
Project Leader:
Gil Lima
Fairfield, CT United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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