Every year, millions of children around the world don’t have access to vaccine programs that would protect them from disease. This campaign will raise awareness about the importance of vaccination against life-threating but preventable disease, while also providing important child health checks at outreach clinics across rural communities.
Effects of malnutrition, particularly during the first 1,000 day period (from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday) can have long lasting impacts on cognitive development, school attainment, lifelong productivity and earning potential of individuals. This nutrition package aims to tackle malnutrition by addressing behaviour change training for parents, providing a kitchen garden kit and deworming medicine and immunisations.
Communities in rural areas often lack access to basic health services because they are so remote. Community Health Volunteers play an important role in bridging the gap between remote villages and health care centres by providing basic health services, including prenatal and antenatal care.
One of the biggest barriers to addressing the abuse and exploitation of children is a lack of trained and equipped frontline workers able to provide essential medical, legal and psychosocial support to children and their families. By investing in social services, you are investing in the development of a protective community environment who will be able to respond to the needs of children in a sustainable way.
Connection and reliance on connectivity access to essential life opportunities such as education, civil participation and the job market is opening up unprecedented opportunities for children but also exposing them to new risks of harm, abuse and exploitation. Training teachers and equipping them with skills to provide online safety education will not only support their current students to engage with the online world safely but will benefit thousands of children over the course of their career, creating generational change.
Women and children in Papua New Guinea (PNG) experience very high levels of violence and SGBV (Sexual and Gender Based Violence) continues to be a serious problem. It is important that all survivors of SGBV can access holistic essential support services such as medical, legal and psychosocial support. Funding will allow for training of a full cohort of counselling and operational staff to run a national helpline that provides essential support and services.
Equipping teachers and youth peer educators to deliver life-skill curriculum to promote adolescent wellbeing on respectful relationships, sexual and reproductive health, non-violence conflict resolution and online safety.
Establishing and supporting youth groups to raise their voice on child rights and lead their schools and communities on issues relating to early marriage, school dropout and gender-based violence. This work can give voice to the difficulties adolescents face, and meaningfully participate in decisions that affect their lives.
Through sport, young people from vulnerable communities are equipped with the life skills to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change and take active leadership roles within their communities. Players will undertake 48 sessions and compete in 2 competitions.
In times of crisis and disaster, children are the most vulnerable and are at risk of exploitation, hunger and disease. By purchasing this humanitarian kit, you could help to ensure children and their communities have access to clean water, food and shelter, along with child friendly spaces which help support and protect children and restore a sense of normality and continuity to their lives.
Families play an important role in supporting schools to ensure that their children have a safe space to learn at home. Unfortunately, many parents and caregivers aren’t equipped with the skills and knowledge around the importance of learning at home, to achieve this. Through training and workshops, parents and caregivers will have the skills to support their child’s learning and literacy.
With ongoing school closures because of COVID-19, children haven’t been able to access books, and schools rarely have access to age-appropriate and culturally relevant books. Each kit is specifically developed to build a strong foundation for a love of reading while meeting cultural and academic needs.
Rural schools often receive less funding from the government because of low enrolment numbers. By providing teachers with the necessary educational tools, they will be able to create meaningful learning opportunities for the children they work with.