The COVID-19 pandemic has particularly impacted women and children’s health, putting many at severe risk of malnutrition. In order to help improve uptake of services for malnutrition at community level, Action for Development is in the process of launching a new project specifically designed to provide quality training to Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the Family MUAC approach.
Asma is a young student at AfD's school for street-working children in Kabul. The education program, launched in 2016, hosts boys and girls aged 5 to 15, providing basic literacy and numeracy skills. After the lockdown imposed by the global health emergency, AfD's schools were able to re-open in June 2020. Asma told us what it meant for her to be forced out of school.
In proclaiming the International Day to Protect Education from Attack to be celebrated for the first time in 2020, the UN is sending a clear message regarding the importance of safeguarding schools as places of protection and safety for students and educators and the need to keep education at the top of the public agenda.
This year, Action for Development joined the Global Giving Photo Contest for some friendly competition with other life-changing nonprofits across the globe. We're thrilled to announce that out of more than 550 submissions, our photo was selected as one of the top finishers!
Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network Asia Coordination Group featured on the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement latest newsletter, with the launch of the #NutritionCantWait campaign!