We Promote Leadership Opportunities for Students. School has the potential to be a door of opportunity to children through community development and to provide them with invaluable knowledge and training.
Many young graduates in our target areas struggle to find their first job because they lack computer skills and have not mastered the English language.
H&HH is launching a new project to train nearly 500 women at vocational training centers. H&HH provides six hours of English lessons per week for four months, six hours of computer science lessons per week for three months, and professional counseling for challenging times that they may encounter when looking for their first job.
Children with disabilities or special needs will have equal access to basic education through H&HH.
Health and sanitation training
(protecting food) and hygiene (hand washing).
Did you know that 10 million bacteria would fit very comfortably on something as small as the head of a pin? Given the right conditions, those 10 million bacteria would double every 20 minutes. Unfortunately, these invisible germs are passed around our communities easily with the workplace being the main recipient. Although we are unable to see bacteria, the fact remains our hands are responsible for the spread of an estimated 80% of common infectious diseases.
H&HH provides community health and sanitation training to develop hygiene education programs in rural and urban areas.
We encourage boys to support girls’
education by organizing tutoring sessions for their younger sisters. Such activities demonstrate boys’
potential as allies in promoting girls’ education— a
role that should be reinforced in future girls’ education
To improve the financial and institutional capabilities of targeted areas' education system, H&HH needs to ensure school coverage, enrollment, quality, and equity are promoted.
These challenges include the low primary completion rate, inequalities between girls and boys, poor learning outcomes, lack of trained teachers, and high repetition and dropout rates.
Plan for the education sector identifies six priority programs:
A growing body of evidence-based practices demonstrates that implementing a CHW program is a solution that delivers meaningful and measurable results to hospital and health systems.
The H&HH defines a community health worker as “an individual who promotes health or nutrition within the community in which the individual resides.” Per H&HH act, a CHW promotes health in the
– By serving as a liaison between communities and health care agencies
– By providing guidance and social assistance to community residents
– By enhancing community residents’ ability to communicate effectively with health care providers
– By providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health or nutrition education
– By advocating for individual and community health
– By providing referral and follow-up services or otherwise coordinating care
– By proactively identifying and enrolling eligible individuals in federal, state, local, private, or nonprofit health
and human services programs
Development Through Sustainable Use of Abundant Resources
A growing interest in African countries is the 'Blue Economy', which promotes economic development through ocean resource conservation.
Guinea's staple food is rice. The country's mild climate, vast farmland and abundant rainfall are all advantageous for agriculture, especially rice cultivation. Despite such high potential for rice production, the country's self-sufficiency rate of rice is as low as 70%, forcing it to depend on 500,000 tons of rice imports annually.
There is a widespread consensus that equal access to power and decision-making for men and women is foundational to democratic governance. This is reflected in governance and development discourses in light of unequal access for women.
H&HH Engaging Women in Community Decision-Making Processes in Rural Areas
Women often face the double burden of sustaining income generation while caring for their families. Increasingly, they are the key decision makers as the number of female-headed households has risen due to civil conflicts, and as men find work farther from home. As a result of limited economic and educational opportunities, women represent a disproportionate number of people living below the poverty line and two-thirds of the world's illiterate. With access to information women can take advantage of opportunities to transform their lives, families, and communities.
In particular, access to information:
Household health can be improved through socio-health and nutrition.
Child malnutrition is a major public health and development concern in most of the poor communities leading to high morbidity and mortality. Various studies have highlighted the factors involved. The present study focuses on socioeconomic inequality resulting in malnutrition.
Poverty, low literacy rate, large families, food insecurity, food safety, women's education appears to be the important underlying factors responsible for poor health status of children from low socioeconomic class. It requires economic, political and social changes as well as changes for personal advancement mainly through educational opportunities to improve the nutritional status of the children.
In our targeted area, H&HH will focus on assistance for emergency situations and long-term needs.
Here are some of the ways we help to overcome the root causes of hunger and malnutrition:
The preservation of traditional crafts is a fundamental part of cultural heritage.
Preserving cultural diversity.
The diversity of cultures and heritage in our world is an irreplaceable source of spiritual and intellectual richness for all humankind. The protection and enhancement of cultural and heritage diversity in our world should be actively promoted as an essential aspect of human development.
All cultures and societies are rooted in the particular forms and means of tangible and intangible expression which constitute their heritage, and these should be respected."
Local traditions are unique, even within very narrow physical borders, and their preservation expresses protection of cultural diversity, a subject which is becoming more relevant as globalization processes strengthen. Preserving the crafts in their cultural context is an expression of honoring that culture and its bearers.
The main goal of H&HH is to promote good craftsmanship, and, in doing so, make the general public more aware of the magnificent work that craftsmen and tradesmen do daily without fanfare. H&HH believes the reason that labor topics aren’t covered in newspapers is that the people who decide on and produce the content know little about the trades. Journalists are usually the people who got A’s in English in school. They don’t find what labor does interesting, so they don’t write about it. A good labor section would need a reporter who understands the challenges and rewards of working in labor and the trades. Expert financial and business writers have spent a lot of time learning about those aspects of business, but in most cases they just don’t understand or appreciate the intelligence it takes to be a good craftsman and what good craftsmen are capable of doing. Henry Ford was a craftsman long before he was a businessman. The businessman who owns the army of road graders, dump trucks and concrete laying machines constructing the interstate highway near you most likely didn’t start with a degree in business. He probably started with a wheelbarrow and a pickup truck doing quality work.