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WHAT Involving grandmothers in community health education programs for girls.
WHYInvolving the knowledge of grandmothers has proven to increase education levels. The perception of grandmothers is improved as community members and of contributors to healthy families and communities.
WHEREThe Grandmother Project Founders - Judi Aubel and Elisabeth Mealey.
Communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Program Description

One of the programs of the "Grandmother Project" involves grandmothers in promoting information on newborn health. This program is located in Mali and co-sponsored by Family Care International.

A Senegal program is co-sponsored by World Vision and seeks grandmother’s assistance in promoting the health and well-being of female children and discouraging female genital mutilation and other harmful traditional practices.

The project is currently running a number of other programs dealing with HIV/Aids, malnutrition and education and more.

The mission of the "Grandmother Project" is to improve the health and well-being of women and children in developing countries by building the capacity of development partners to implement grandmother-inclusive and intergenerational community programs.

The project partners with the following organizations: 

Aide et Action ( Senegal) American Red Cross ( Albania) Catholic Relief Service ( Burkina Faso) Centre de Population et de l’Environment, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar (Senegal) Child Fund (Senegal ) Groupe Pivot Santé (Mali) Helen Keller International (Mali) Institute of Education, University of London (UK) Mwangaza (Burkina Faso) National School of Social Work - INFTS - ( Mali) NicaSalud (Nicaragua) Plan International (Burkina Faso) Project Hope (Uzbekistan) School of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA) School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA) Terre des Hommes (Switzerland) UNICEF ( Laos, Mali, Senegal) United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA - ( Mali) USAID (Senegal) World Bank (Benin, Senegal) World Health Organization - WHO - ( Laos) World Vision ( Canada, Mauritania, Senegal)

Find out more about the “Grandmother Project" Program

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