Mauritania

Working With Children in Mauritania



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Many communities in Mauritania do not have health facilities nearby. When a health worker is desperately needed—such as during a difficult birth or when a newborn has a high fever—there may not be one. We step into this health care gap by training and equipping Community Health Workers who help prevent deaths from avoidable causes such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria among children in Mauritania.

Mauritania has one of the lowest literacy and school enrollment rates in sub-Saharan Africa. We work with local partners to make early childhood education centers accessible to remote communities. We also help parents set up savings groups so they can increase their income and set aside money for medical expenses and emergencies.

Your impact in Mauritania

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.
 

  • 1,130 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 6 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance children's rights and create positive changes for children
  • 26 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
 

  • 5,011 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 47 people received information about how to properly care for children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 

  • 360 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 5 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 45 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 23 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 18 materials were provided for classrooms to help children learn
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 

  • 16,572 yards of fabric were shipped to provide resources for economic development initiatives
  • 109 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 58 farmers groups are in place helping people improve crop and livestock production
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
 

  • 3 committees are promoting sanitary behaviours and managing water supply systems to ensure long term access to clean water

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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