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The Hunger Project-Malawi organised a two-week long training for Early Childhood Development mentors in Zomba. During the closing ceremony, various stakeholders emphasized that regular capacity building interventions in Early Childhood Development are key in the provision of early child development services across Malawi. Speaking during the closing ceremony, Vice-Board Chairperson for The Hunger Project, Rosemary Nhlema said Early Childhood Development is a critical stage for mental growth. She described such trainings to be a catalyst for academic excellence. Read the full story at MBC.
Villagers in six upazilas of Bangladesh pledged to maintain social peace and harmony in their respective communities. The villagers, spanning ethnic and labor classes, also pledged to make their localities free from social and political conflicts, violence, terrorism and militancy. The Hunger Project Bangladesh (THPB) supported the activities in association with its project styled "Peoples Against Violence in Election (PAVE)" with financial support of International Foundation for Electoral System, USAID and UKAID. "We organized eight training programmes for the trainers and twelve social harmony workshops for the target groups," said Jakaru Islam, Field Coordinator of PAVE Project. A large number of people, including political leaders, joined the programmes and expressed their solidarity to the government efforts to maintain social peace and harmony. Read the full story at Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
Blogger Anna Gragert describes her experiment with No-Spend November, and why she decided to end it early. She writes, "As someone who knows what it’s like to wonder where her next meal will come from, I am not okay with documenting my purchases, with describing my “thriftiness” in the name of No-Spend November. Because such a trend is not realistic for millions of people." Instead, Gragert suggests donating savings to charities including The Hunger Project, Feeding America, No Kid Hungry, Project Bread and Meals on Wheels, in recognition of the millions of people each day who face a "No-Spend November" every month of the year. Read the full story at Yahoo.
Olivia Ruello, CEO of Business Chicks explains how four years ago her company partnered with The Hunger Project to launch The Business Chicks Immersion and Leadership Program where participants immerse themselves in some of the world's poorest and marginalised communities, to witness women take part in a deeply impactful transformation. These workshops, lead by The Hunger Project use song, dance and interpretation to get women to really shift their mindset around possibility through sharing their hopes, dreams and fears. Read the full story at The Huffington Post.
Japan has granted an amount of US$240,000 to three different districts in Ghana to alleviate poverty through a scheme called the Japan Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP). According to the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, the GGHSP scheme has supported basic needs in health, education, agriculture, public welfare, basic infrastructure, capacity building, and empowerment since its introduction to Ghana in 1989. The Country Director of The Hunger Project, Samuel Afrane, signed for the grant on behalf of one of the three districts, and said that the construction of a hospital compound using the grant money will benefit approximately 5,000 people in 13 surrounding communities. Read the full story at Modern Ghana.