PROJECT: Education

CREATING AWARENESS PROGRAMMES ON NUTRITION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

BACKGROUND

Karachichi is a rural community in Northern Sri Lanka. The area is home to many female headed households (war widows) and children effected by Sri Lanka’s civil conflict and they are vulnerable to violence and exploitation. Child malnutrition is common and lack of health and hygiene knowledge contribute to the spread of disease.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of awareness programs on nutrition for pregnant women, will help in empowering women to make easy affordable choices. Many poor communities simply don’t have the knowledge and just repeat what generations before them have passed down. Education is key to seeing generational change in communities like Karachichi.

PROJECT PARTNER

World Vision is our project partner for this project. World Vision is an international community development organisation that has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for six decades. World Vision provides short- and long-term assistance for 100 million people worldwide. Through relief and development, policy, advocacy and change, collaboration, education about poverty, and emphasis on personal growth, social justice and spiritual values, World Vision works with people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds to achieve transformation. The overall vision is to give communities a ‘hand up’ not a ‘hand out’ by resourcing and upskilling the community to develop itself and be self-sufficient once World Vision exits the area.

ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR

Thanks to generous donations this project was financed and commissioned in June 2018. We are awaiting the final completion of the project.