Our work in 2016-2017 continued across the three areas of our work health, education and food security. Over the last year we launched a new village-level support programme for our Community Health Workers (CHWs) through the appointment of 17 Area Co-ordinators. The Area Coordinators provide support and continued training for CHWs, improve the distribution of essential medicines throughout our village network and have started to collect data on health outcomes. Each Area Co-ordinator is responsible for supporting 15-20 CHWs and overseeing the provision of healthcare to an average of 3,600 villagers.
We were able to provide two further training sessions for 57 new Traditional Birth Attendants, deliver over 5,000 dignity kits to pregnant women in partnership with the UNFPA and were delighted to welcome back four of our Freedom to Education students to work with us after they graduated from university studies.
To read more about the successes and challenges of the year, please download a copy of our latest annual report here.
In 2015-2016 we delivered over 100 tonnes of food aid to help rural villagers survive after the devastating impact of Cyclone Komen. In partnership with the UNFPA, we were able to distribute clean delivery kits to pregnant women across Chin State, in addition to running free clinics reaching over 200 of our Community Health Workers with medicines and refresher training.
Back at our base in Lailenpi we were able to finish the building of Hope Clinic, as well as install the first ever hydro-electric solution for the training centre, clinic and village, bringing a sustainable source of electricity and clean drinking water to nearly 3,000 people.
Our students studying under our Freedom to Education Project went from strength to strength with a 100% pass rate among students studying in the first year of their degree and 74% of our Year 12 students passing their final exams.
To read more, including our Foreword written by HRH The Prince of Wales, please download a copy of our latest annual report here.
Between 2014-2015, we were able to train 157 Community Health Workers (CHWs) from 82 villages supporting a population of over 24,000 people with primary healthcare services. We were also able to extend our training for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to 93 women from 47 villages, support the building of 19 Community Health and Education Centres, distribute multi-vitamins to over 19,000 children and support 59 students to continue studies beyond high school.
Beyond the numbers are some wonderful stories of hope from both the CHWs and the students impacted by the work. To find out more, download a copy of our 2014-2015 Annual Report from this link.