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Hygiene and Sanitation

Family Economy

Agricultural Activities

Healthy children without chronic malnutrition!

What is Centros Nútreme?

It is a community space that accompanies the integral development of children under four years of age so that they grow up healthy and without chronic malnutrition.

Addressed to:

Pregnant
women
Children from
0 to 4 years

Hygiene and Sanitation

Family Economy

Agricultural Activities

Healthy children without chronic malnutrition!

What is Centros Nútreme?

It is a community space that accompanies the integral development of children under four years of age so that they grow up healthy and without chronic malnutrition.

Addressed to:

Pregnant
Women
Children from
0 to 4 years

General objective

Strengthen competencies in Voluntary Educators, to promote the integral and sustainable development of early childhood, as a strategy for the prevention of chronic malnutrition in the communities served.

Specific objectives

It will train Voluntary Educators on best practices to prevent DCI who assume the commitment to educate the families of their community.

Promote initial education, health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, protection and loving nurturing of children from gestation to four years of age (Children's Rights).

Strengthen the food security of families through the implementation of agricultural activities (orchards and chicken coops).

Strengthen knowledge and practices on the administration of the family budget and savings (ALAC).

Component 1:
Initial Education Program "Acompáñame a Crecer"

del MINEDUC (Acuerdo gubernativo 239-2020)

It is an Initial education program that ranges from pregnancy to 4 years of life, from their family and community environment

Its approach guarantees the quality of care and the increase in coverage at the Initial Education level, because it guides families to learn how to educate, develop, protect children from home, promote children's rights. , mainly those concerning health, education, nutrition and protection.

This community approach, the essential characteristic of which is that each family educates their child, ensures that families assume their role as the first educators of their children, which promotes better early childhood development from the family context.

The program is run locally by Community Managers who will train volunteer Mothers Educators.

MODALITIES OF ATTENTION

44 training sessions per life stage.

Individual

Home visits
Children from 0 to 2 years of age.

Group

Established centers
Children 2 to 4 years of age.

Component 2:
Sanitation, Family Economy and Agricultural Activities (SEA)

Sanitation

Learning practices that improve hygiene conditions at home, reducing morbidities and promoting good practices for a change in the family environment; such as: safe water consumption, correct use of latrines, correct waste disposal.

Family Economy

Learning that improves and strengthens families' knowledge in budget and savings management practices, through local savings and credit associations -ALAC- contributing to economic empowerment in family groups.

Agricultural Activities

Learning at scale that promotes the availability and consumption of protein and horticultural crops of high nutritional value, through a strategy in which family groups will establish highly productive chicken coops and orchards in reduced spaces at the household level to diversify the diet.

Expected Goals

85% of the Volunteer Educators exercise their role to accompany the families of their community, to achieve comprehensive child development (without chronic malnutrition).

85% of the families that participate in the“Centros Nútreme” adopt good practices and positive attitudes to prevent chronic child malnutrition.

60% of families implement chicken coops and orchards to improve the availability of food at home.

80% of all families implement Local Savings and Credit Associations and practice budget management.

Impact

The communities, through their Volunteer Educators, permanently accompany and monitor the integral development of the children in the “Centros Nútreme” achieving their self-sustainability.

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