When a community prepared through education and leadership, a sustainable plan to identify, treat and end malnutrition can be implemented that will span generations. Our plan is simple; equip communities to END malnutrition and inspire them to duplicate their efforts in neighboring communities.
Our team establishes a mentoring program with a group of 40-50 VHT’s at a time. VHT’s (Village Health Team) members are appointed by the government to monitor and assist with health concerns in their home village
Mentoring sessions include intense training in areas such as nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, agriculture and provide hands on training in simple but effective teaching techniques
Our staff pastor participates in training and offers spiritual guidance and teaching as desired and seeks ways to encourage local pastors in each community
Teaching tools are provided to enhance lessons and make them easy to understand
VHT’s begin teaching in their own communities with the support of SHC team members who gradually transition from active involvement to becoming a cheerleader for efforts and accomplishments
Community members with outstanding achievements qualify for Happy Healthy Home certificates that are presented by VHT’s and honored by the whole community
Malnutrition begins at the community level and that is where it must be ended. Whole communities are seeing transformation as families come together to improve the health of their children and strive for excellence. Understanding the problems, creating solutions and pride in accomplishments are the hallmarks of a successful community.