Anglican Overseas Aid has been working in two regions of Lesotho for the past ten years. Following a program review in May this year, we have revised our program to focus on two key goals: reducing malnutrition in children under five and helping vulnerable young people to have the knowledge and support they need to make positive life choices. These goals reflect the changing needs of the communities and draw on the strength of our partner, the Diocese of Lesotho, in working with vulnerable people.
To help parents provide nutritious meals for their families we will undertake a number of activities including: supporting community based care groups in teaching parents how to prepar nourishing food; commencing a nutrition program for mothers attending the under-five clinic at St James Hospital; and teaching community groups to grow new food varities suited to the climate. The program also runs life skills training for men's groups on the rights of women and children and child protection laws.
St James Hospital Based Project, Mantsonyane
HIV Co-ordination Unit Project, Maseru