END of July Post Information

Feed the Future

Feed the Future is launching a widespread online effort around an event they are holding on July 25. If you would like to write a blog post by July 25 that you would like to share with Feed the Future please feel free to do so. USAID/Feed the Future will share your content.

Answer this question!

How will you feed the future? Please develop at least one piece of content to respond to this question and highlight why you’re involved in the fight against  hunger and poverty and what others can do to help feed the future too. This  could take the form of a 500-word blog post, video, photo essay, or another idea that you may have!

Please be sure to post by July 25 by 9 AM EST and send your post to Jay Gilliam at jgilliam@usaid.gov. I will be traveling home from Zambia, so please do not send to me. Please send to Jay at USAID/ Feed the Future

Feed the Future Resource Guide Toolkit July 2013 (Download PDF)

Save the Children’s Work with the Fountain of Hope

In Lusaka Save the Children works with street kids and orphans by funding the Sport in Action program at Fountain of Hope, a center in urban Lusaka (the capital of Zambia) that gives children an opportunity to get off the street even if just for a short while. Fountain of Hope provides a safe place for street kids and orphans to attend school, get a meal, play sports, go to the library, and learn skills through its technology program. Some of the children also reside at the center. Fountain of Hope only brings in boys who can stay at the center for six months.

About Sport in Action

Sport In Action (SIA) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose purpose is to improve people’s quality of life through sport and recreational activities. Founded in 1998, SIA was the first Zambian sports NGO.

Mission

“Sport In Action shall endeavor to use sport and recreation as a tool to improve the quality of children’s lives by providing a programme that will bring about motivation, self-development, child protection and self-reliance through social and economic empowerment”.

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Video

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation – Survive and Thrive Program

EGPAF is working in Lusaka – in the high-density Linda and Mandevu communities – to implement a program for children between the ages of 0 – 5 who have developmental delays whether from being born with them or developing delays due to a lack of treatment for HIV/AIDS.

Funded by the Hilton Foundation, EGPAF’s Lusaka Survive and Thrive program has trained 40 volunteers (20 in Linda and 20 in Mandevu) to go around the community to find special needs children and encourage their mothers to bring them into the clinic.

Once children are assessed at the clinic they will either be:

  • referred to another hospital or institution
  • required to bring the children to the clinic
  • recommend treatment in the home

Assets:

Photo of Survive and Thrive volunteers.

Survive and Thrive Program
Elias Shula, Fraxon Sinyinza, Mildred Zulu

Audio of a Survive and Thrive Volunteer – he is telling me how they find the children with developmental delays since the mothers usually keep them hidden in their homes.

Link: www.pedaids.org

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