Expand Educational Opportunity
In Education we strive, align our goals and work towards UNESCO and World Education Forum 2015 vision of “Equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030”
- Training of school teachers for integrated education
- Provide health education and sanitary towels to girls to support their uninterrupted attendance.
- Provision of text books
- Scholarship for orphans through individual and corporate sponsors
- Building of new schools and sustaining existing ones.
HGDA efforts in Education are geared towards the following 5 keys themes of the World Education Forum 2015.
- Right to Education
- Equity in Education
- Inclusive Education
- Quality Education
- Lifelong Learning
Training youth and women in entrepreneurial skills as well as income generating activities own finances
- establishment of commercial kitchen gardens
- establishment of water kiosks
Thanks to HGDA entrepreneurship skills building, each year over 500 rural pastoralists are better able to earn a decent living for themselves and their families with skills and linkages to seed capital. They are better protected from unforeseen financial problems due to ill health or poor harvest, they are better skilled in business and marketing techniques and better able to manage their own services.
Advocacy on peace and conflict management
HGDA believes that for Mandera County to achieve holistic development, peace must prevail among its population. Through our conflict transformation platform, we strengthen the capacity of local Community Based Organizations (CBOs), local peace structures and the County Government of Mandera to reduce incidences of violent conflict in targeted areas and ultimately advance peace in the entire county. Other activities include:
- Initiatives such as natural resources for peace
- Trauma and psychosocial healing
- Community security and safety.
- Early warning and response systems
- Sports for peace
- Dialogue for conflict transformation
Championing community health rights
Safe motherhood project aimed at reducing maternal, neonatal and under five morbidity and mortality in line with the County Government and health sector performance targets to compliment the achievement of MDG 4 and MDG 5. The project achieved the following results:
- Increased community awareness and involvement in improved maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) and nutrition
- Increased coverage and access to community MNCH and nutrition services
- Increased capacity and quality of government MNCH and nutrition services especially mother and child health due to among other factors cultural challenges
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Under this thematic area, HGDA focuses on strengthening governance for resilient and sustainable management of WASH services and water resources, in addition to institutionalizing models of sustainable service delivery. In response to the drought emergency response in Mandera County, HGDA has designed and implemented many WASH projects whose aim is to improve access to water and sanitation facilities for the communities affected by the drought including:
- rehabilitation of dilapidated boreholes
- school hygiene activities and rain water harvesting.
- water trucking to water insecure communities
- water point’s rehabilitation
- behavior change communication (BCC)