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Teaching in the slums: Academy for Working Children


Teaching in the school in the slums in DelhiIn spite of the fact that India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and in spite of the Right to Education Act, which makes education not only possible but also compulsory for all children from the age of 5 to 14 years, India is the country with the largest number of out of school children in the world.

According to statistics, at least 35 million children in the age group 5 to 14 years are not attending school. Many of them are growing up in urban slums. UN HABITAT states that India has 170 million slum dwellers. Many live under a sheet of plastic or create a shelter for themselves with whatever material they manage to find.
The children from these families often do not attend any schooling, as the family expects that the situation will get better soon and they can move back to where they came from. Most families do not have the requisite official documents for enrolling the children in school. The parents themselves have no or very poor education and therefore do not pay much attention to their children’s need for education.

HPPI addresses the needs of such children through the Academies for Working Children. The aim is to give the children knowledge and make them regular school goers. At the end of the 2-3 years program, they can either continue in HPPI’s 4-8th grade program or they can enroll in the local school and continue their education.

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Youth into jobs: Vocational schools


The human biology and nutrition

Humana People to people runs 11 Vocational Schools in 6 countries, (Angola, Guinea Bissau, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe).  Thousands of young people are trained in valuable skills, such as agriculture, construction, motor mechanics, and business and administration. The training program is for one to three years duration to approximately 1,600 students per year.

The training provided at the school focuses on helping youths to develop a broad range of skills enabling them to become entrepreneurs or obtain employment. Training combines theoretical and practical elements, including school subjects and general knowledge. The skills training takes center stage, and also here a fruitful exchange between studies in the classroom and practical exercises in the workshops or in the fields is fundamental. Periods of attachment in neighboring commercial companies, farms or institutions are a valuable part of the program, where the reality of working life blends with what the students have learnt at the school. After completion, the students enter into their productive lives, still accompanied by the school in the start up phase.

The Vocational Schools are boarding schools, and the students take part in operating the school institution together with their teachers. Planning, preparation and implementation of tasks within a certain area, and the meaning of personal responsibility are some of the capacities that are trained in this way. Culture, sports and a healthy life style add on to the personal development of the students.

Youth learning skills for the futureCooking together for the whole schoolThe Vocational Schools:

ADPP Mozambique - 4 schools
ADPP Angola - 3 schools
ADPP Guinea Bissau - 1 school
DAPP Malawi - 1 school
DAPP Namibia - 1 school
DAPP Zimbabwe - 1 school

 

 

 

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Teach at One World University in Mozambique


One World University - offering BA in Pedagogical ScienceOne World University was created by Humana People to People to provide needed advanced training, offering students a choice of two degree programs: education and a community development-focused program called “Fighting with the Poor.”

The graduates of the education program are qualified to serve as teacher-training instructors at Humana People to People colleges and other institutions in Africa. The Humana People to People institutions embrace the ambitions of modernity and are dedicated to spreading knowledge and a contemporary understanding of the world to future generations of primary school students.

To date, One World University has graduated 296 Bachelors of Education.

The degree “Fighting with the Poor” is new and groundbreaking in that it focuses directly on training students in the theory and practice of transformational processes in society, and emphasizes the responsibility of educated people to bring about justice and equality. “Fighting with the Poor” provides students with a deeper understanding of the poor and the basis of their plight, while raising the personal willingness and ability and readiness of students to fight the good fight side by side with the poor.

Planning out reach project for the community The students discuss issues for development of their country

 

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Prevention of HIV/AIDS: TCE and Hope


A clinic for HIV testing opened in Soweto South AfricaThe TCE program to fight HIV/ AIDS was created in 1999 by Humana People to People and first implemented in Zimbabwe in the year 2000. Today 12 years later the TCE program has been implemented in 10 countries and has reached out to more than 11 million people at individual level through more than 5.000 TCE Field Officers and more than 500.000 Passionate are active in part of fighting for prevention and care.

TCE - Total Control of the Epidemic

TCE is a community mobilization program focused on preventing HIV transmission. The foundation of TCE is that only the people can liberate themselves from the HIV epidemic. The program raises awareness about HIV, mobilizes people to change their behaviour and utilize health services such as HIV testing, treatment for HIV (anti- retroviral treatment, ART) treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and opportunistic infections, participation in maternal and child health programs and TB treatment.

The basis of the TCE program is a dialog on HIV/Aids between a TCE field officer and all individuals in the Field of 2000 people. TCE is systematically covering all people in a TCE Area. This is a geographic unit of 100.000 people. Fifty TCE field officers are employed in a TCE Area, with each assisting 2.000 people. Each single person in the area is mobilized to take control of HIV in his / her own life. The field Officer assists individuals to draft a personal HIV risk reduction plan and supports the people in changing sexual behaviors and lifestyle.

Analysing the statistics to make good plans World AIDS Day to bring attention to staying safe

 

Hope – the continuous fight against AIDS

The Idea of Hope Humana projects are to give people hope and the ability to face HIV/AIDS. It is a People to People strategy based on people coming together and acting to realize the hope for life. The Hope projects work through actions that prevent infections, lead to a healthier life with HIV and create many alliances and structures for people to support each other to deal with the consequences of the HIV pandemic.
The Hope Humana project has a center for its activities, but works with people in their communities to ensure that it is easy for people to meet, support each other and follow up on PMTCT( Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission), TB treatment, ART (Anti Retroviral treatment) and other activities.

The Hope Humana project has a center for its activities, but works with people in their communities to ensure that it is easy for people to meet, support each other and follow up on PMTCT( Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission), TB treatment, ART (Anti Retroviral treatment) and other activities.

By end of 2010 Hope Humana reached 760.000 people through 20 projects in 8 countries. The strategy of Hope is expected through main elements, volunteer Hope activists take a lead. They are trained in community mobilization skills and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support. Testing services with follow -up are also provided, and referrals are made as needed to support groups, to treatment centers and other health services.

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Improve health and food production: Farmers Clubs


Most farmers in Africa are womenHumana People to People programs train small-scale farmers in sustainable agriculture practices such as conservation farming, and equips the farmers with knowledge they can use to adjust to the changing conditions. As an integrated part of the training, the farmers get organized around exploring and sharing water resources, securing inputs and marketing of their produce. General knowledge and skills within nutrition, health and community development are also included. This concept is called Farmers' Clubs.

The aim is to provide the farmers with such knowledge and organization that they can respond to the needs of their families and communities today, increase their income, and become integrated in the market economy. In many Farmers' Clubs the majority of the farmers are women. Thus the Farmers' Clubs can also be regarded as a gender program, empowering the women, and it includes many club activities, which also focus on the well-being of the whole family with regard to water and sanitation, nutrition, health and education.

2 DI-s with Farmers Club in MozambiqueThe agriculture training of the farmers depends on the local conditions: some concentrate on crop husbandry, others on animal husbandry, some with irrigation, others pure dry-land farming. The farmers are organized in groups of 250 farmers with one project leader, who provides the agriculture training in practice and theory. The project leader also facilitate the organization of the farmers and trains them in self-organizing, so that lasting structures are built among them in the project period.

National agriculture extension services are integrated in the programs for mutual benefit - the farmers learn from the extension workers, and the extension system is reinforced in a dynamic exchange.

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Movies from CICD's programme

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