Health and Nutrition
Proper health and nutrition are important to live a wholesome life. We aim to inculcate and instill good health habits and promote good nutritional practices among the people of rural and estate communities to mitigate health issues such as Malnutrition, Chronic Kidney Failure (CKD) and Chronic Kidney Failure of Unknown Origin (CKDu). We have and we continue to contribute towards the improvement of health and nutrition in vulnerable communities of Sri Lanka through numerous activities such as home gardens, cookery classes, PD hearth and health and nutrition fairs.
We encourage families to establish their own home gardens to grow organic and healthy vegetables, fruits and greens needed for home consumption, which in return fulfills the nutritional requirements of families. We complement home gardening through provision of trainings, seeds for germination and gardening utensils, etc.
We also conduct nutrition cookery classes to teach men and women both alike to cook healthy and nutritious meals with the ingredients available at home. Additionally, we organize fairs biannually to create awareness on various topics associated with health and nutrition which includes health clinics, dramas and demonstrations, informative speeches, cooking and sports competitions, positive gender messaging programs and many more.
In the year 2020, we assisted 21, 900 beneficiary partners through the Assisting Communities in Creating Environmental and Nutritional Development (ACCEND) Project.