OUR CURRENT PROJECTS IN: KRATIE

 
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Goal: WP implements the Community-Led Child Nutrition project to improve nutritional health of children, especially for marginalized and vulnerable children, aged 0-5 years old.

Objectives:

  1. To strengthen community-based maternal and early childhood health services.

  2. To improve the nutritional status of malnourished children aged 0-5 years old.

  3. To prevent future malnutrition in children aged 0-5 years old.

  4. To increase support from authorities to address nutritional issues of children aged 0-5 years old.

Activities:

WP leads project monitoring and local implementation on behalf of ChildFund Australia. We work in over 48 villages in Kratie province and coordinate overall project implementation by managing the selection of project stakeholders, facilitating trainings to stakeholders, supporting in conducting the Positive Deviance Enquiry to identify feeding and health-seeking practices being used by members of the community and develop a Nutrition Education and Rehabilitation Program (NERP) based on the findings to teach these practices through hands-on and interactive activities:

  • Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Research: to define locally acceptable concepts and behaviours and to identify the motivation and needs of parents/primary caregivers (including fathers and grandmothers) of children aged 0-5 and the nutritional health messages that would be most appropriate and effective within this context.

  • Identify Malnourished Children: and monitor progress of children’s health through monthly Growth Monitoring Assessment (GMA) of all children aged 0-5 in target villages.

  • Nutrition Education and Rehabilitation Program (NERP): Parents/primary caregivers of malnourished children participate in 12-day NERP program to rehabilitate their children, followed by regular home visits for the rest of the month, repeating the program in the following month if the child has not gained sufficient weight.

  • Family Nutrition Training: Fathers and grandmothers of children aged 0-5 will be involved in father/grandmother groups to educate them on good childcare, feeding and health-seeking practices as their support is crucial to achieve practice change in mothers

  • Coordinate with Relevant Stakeholders: to provide structural support to families with at-risk or malnourished children, such as WASH infrastructure, and household gardens to collect fresh macronutrient-foods for better child health. 

  • Conduct BCC Campaign: based on the findings of the research, with messages delivered through multiple mediums and at multiple levels in order to achieve message saturation. We're aiming to combine both multimedia and traditional media for the campaign which we will implement in 2018.

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Goal: Our implementation of the Social Accountability Framework (I-SAF) in Cambodia aims to empower citizens, strengthen partnerships between sub-national administrators (SNAs) and citizens, and enhance the accountability of SNA's and local service providers such as Commune Primary Schools, Commune Health Centers and Commune Councils.

Components (Objectives & Activities): The I-SAF consists of four operational objectives:

  1. Access to information and budgets - Makes provisions to provide citizens with information about policies, standards, budgets, and performance data related to a core set of public services - initially, communes, health centers, and primary schools - on an annual basis.

  2. Citizen Monitoring - Introduces annual facilitated citizen monitoring of these services with a view to promoting citizen voice, productive dialogue between citizens and public officials/service providers, and collective actions for improvement.

  3. Facilitation and Capacity Building - Supports the successful implementation of Components 1 and 2 by training local actors in I-SAF-related themes to act as a bridge between citizens and state actors.

  4. Learning and Monitoring - track the progress and results of the program, documents lessons and uses this learning to improve practices and policies over time.

Each component involves both 'demand-side' (civil society) and 'supply-side' (government) actions.