child development program
Our commitment to child development is deep and focused. We will support programs that enhance and promote the physical, mental and emotional development of children and teenagers in order to help them reach their full potential. We work with development partners to address specific issues with child development.
We are profoundly impacted by the plight of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) throughout the world, and we are working in rural communities to address this growing crisis. Children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS are likely to suffer from poor nutrition, poor health, low school attendance, and emotional difficulties. They also face the added burden of stigma and discrimination. Older children struggle to care for younger siblings and chronically ill family members, while living in financially stretched households. Many engage in high-risk behaviors to support themselves and their families.
At A River Blue, we recognize that the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and their families is not a simple problem with an easy solution. The situation is complex and cuts across all sectors of development. In response, we are working with development partners to;
- Promote nutrition and good feeding program for infants
- Design income-generating activities to support and sustain vulnerable families
- Strengthen the care and coping strategies for orphaned children
Engage children and youth as active participants in programs that address their needs