One Goal featured project: Nepal earthquake relief efforts
Together with the AFC Champions League, One Goal is raising funds for earthquake relief in the south central Asian country Nepal following the deadliest disaster in the country’s history.
Nepal is already among the poorest and least-developed countries in the world. After being hit by two catastrophic earthquakes, the health and wellbeing of Nepalese children is affected more than ever as families are burdened with so many concerns amidst scanty resources. Nutrition for mothers and children, if not intentionally sought, can go forgotten in the aftermath of disaster.
Your donation will support the earthquake response by: ·
- helping to meet the emergency needs of survivors, and ·
- strengthening the resilience and self-recovery of earthquake affected children and their communities.
When living conditions are improved, livelihoods are restored, and children are protected and cared for, parents and caregivers can better provide for their children including nutrition.
*All donations to this appeal will support World Vision’s earthquake relief in Nepal. Donations are processed via SimplyGiving.org
Nearly 200 million children across Asia are malnourished. Their future was decided for them by poor nutrition early in life. You can change a child's future.
One Goal project: Nutrition clubs for 10,000 malnourished children in Vietnam
Your donation will help to provide nutrition clubs for 10,000 malnourished children, under age five, in the Vietnam provinces of Dien Vien, Yen Bai, and Quang Ngai through One Goal partner World Vision Malaysia.
*Your donation will support One Goal's current projects in Asia that improve child nutrition and access to sport. Donations are processed via SimplyGiving.org
What is a nutrition club?
It is a sustainable, community managed behavior change intervention to prevent and manage child malnutrition and increase access of the most vulnerable families to food security and agriculture opportunities.
What does a nutrition club do?
1. To increase the knowledge and skills of caregivers of children under five years for infant and young child feeding and caring practices.
2. To monitor the growth of all children attending the nutrition club and counsel caregivers about their child's nutrition status.
3. To strengthen the knowledge and skills of community nutrition collaborators and village health workers to enable effective facilitation of Nutrition Club Sessions for infant and young child feeding, child care and child protection from accidents.
4. To increase awareness with community leaders about child nutrition and advocate for local resources for sustaining the Nutrition Club events.
Does it work?
Yes! Caregivers report improved feeding practices especially providing their children an increased variety and amount of food. Several caregivers had started home gardens, starting using organic fertilizer and joined the chicken raising interest group that provides eggs and chicken to their child's diet. One mother proudly showed the special patch of garden that she kept especially for her daughter's vegetables.
At a kindergarten competition, teams of parents including fathers of malnourished children competed for the prize by producing the most nutritious complementary meals with locally available foods. The teams also answered nutrition and childcare questions from a panel of local community leaders. All the teams demonstrated good knowledge and skills for infant and young child feeding practices.
The district and commune health staff reported an increased attendance at antenatal care and delivery at the district hospital. Several caregivers reported increased support from their partner and household members for attendance at the nutrition club, as they saw the benefits for their child's health.
The nutrition club effectively utilizes available resources. As nutrition club facilitators also hold various other community leadership positions such as: women's union, village development board and community health worker, it is easy for them to link community members to interest groups and other locally available opportunities.
Sustainability and scalability
From the beginning of implementation of the nutrition club approach, sustainability is promoted by ensuring effective community mobilization. An agreement is made between the community development board and WVV that WVV will support startup costs and provide running costs for the first four years of operations.
Who is involved and what is the impact?
World Vision Vietnam, the National Institute of Nutrition, the district and commune health staff and community partners are to be commended for the huge achievement of successfully establishing and scaling up the nutrition club approach to reach 521 villages and 17,025 children, living in vulnerable communities in some of the most remote districts in the country.
*All donations to One Goal will support World Vision Malaysia projects in Vietnam to improve child nutrition.