Bel Foundation


 
 

December 2016

 
 
The Foundation is supporting 6 new projects:

During the Board Meeting which was held last November, the Bel Foundation decided to support six new projects which will be carried out during 2017:

 
DJANTOLI
> Burkina Faso

Djantoli offers a health service for young children, which combines prevention, detection and early treatment of childhood diseases, subject to a small financial contribution from these populations on low incomes.
This simple and innovative service is based on the regular monitoring of key health data, collected by agents from families and transmitted to the local doctor using a mobile application. The service can be used to detect cases of malnutrition. Djantoli has been working in Mali since 2008 and in Burkina Faso since 2013. .

Project supported: For the second year running, the Foundation is supporting Djantoli to increase and carry out its work in three particularly vulnerable neighbourhoods in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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The aim of the programme is to monitor 500 new children members, or 1,000 children in total since the start of the project.
1,500 families will be trained in good nutritional practices as part of the health education sessions. While also working to improve the provision of health care services by Djantoli partners, more than 13,000 children will benefit from this programme in 2017.

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  HELEN KELLER INTERNATIONAL
> Vietnam

Helen Keller International works to combat blindness and malnutrition in 22 countries in Africa and Asia; every year its work affects millions of children and their families.
To combat malnutrition, which affects mainly women and children, Helen Keller International has designed a programme based on food crops, called "Homestead Food Production".

Project supported: The Foundation wanted to support this "Homestead Food Production" project, which started in northern Vietnam two years ago. It consists of creating vegetable gardens for women to ensure they have enough food in the long term and can meet the nutritional needs of their children.

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Conducted in partnership with the Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition, under the authority of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, the Homestead Food Production programme provides the means of production (seeds, plants, small livestock, and equipment) and women receive training in agriculture, nutrition and hygiene. Trained and supported in this way, they can gradually take on an active role within their community. The farms can produce fruit and vegetables rich in micro-nutrients which supplement and diversify the food supply for children.
Extended in 2017 to include 150 additional families, thanks to the support of the Foundation, the programme targets nearly 1,000 beneficiaries. It has also enabled an additional programme to be set up to create student gardens in three schools.

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  CHRISTINA NOBLE FOUNDATION
> Vietnam

The Christina Noble Foundation works to combat extreme poverty amongst children in Vietnam and Mongolia and manages several programmes to support them with regards to health, nutritional support, protection, education, etc.

Project supported: Constructing and fitting out a kitchen in a school in poor rural area.

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Hoa Sen School in a very remote rural area has 274 students, aged 3 to 5 years old.
The Foundation's financial support will enable a refectory and a kitchen to be built and a full balanced daily meal to be provided for the children, prepared in the best conditions. These infrastructures will also guarantee better schooling.
The project is conducted in partnership with local authorities, stakeholders in the running of the school.

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  PLAY INTERNATIONAL
> France

PL4Y International works in France and internationally, setting up educational programmes aimed at young people and children, using sport as a lever for change.
Playdagogie Nutrition enables teachers and educators to use sport as an educational support to discuss the theme of nutrition with children between 6 and 11 years old. It provides fun activities where children can use play to learn what good eating behaviours should be adopted for a healthy lifestyle.

Project supported: The Foundation's support enables the PLAYDAGOGIE NUTRITION programme to enter a new development phase and be deployed in several communes of the Nord, Ile de France and PACA regions.

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The Bel Foundation's support will enable an e-learning platform to be created, the existing platform to be developed, and new stakeholders to be trained. 120 new Playdagogie Nutrition kits, which include the educational material and sports equipment required for sessions, will also be manufactured.
PLAYDAGOGIE INTERNATIONAL's aim is to get their message across to around 22,000 children.

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  UNIS-CITE
> France

UNIS-CITE is a pioneering association of the Civic Service in France, which offers young people the opportunity to engage in voluntary work of general interest in France.

Project supported: Support for the "Les Vitaminés" civic service programme in the cities of Lens and Dunkirk. The aim is to encourage children to adopt a healthy diet and an active lifestyle to prevent them becoming overweight and obese.

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The Foundation's donation will enable the programme to continue for another year in Lens and Dunkirk, in the neediest neighbourhoods.
The mission of the 22 Civic Service volunteers mobilised in 2017 will be going out to meet the children and their families in a positive, fun and participatory spirit to get them involved in their health.
Fun snacks after school, educational activities in the canteen, fitness Wednesdays, individual support for volunteer families: the team work carried out by the young "Vitaminés" aims to create a sustainable relationship with the children and parents they meet, to gradually change their behaviour.
The aim is to get the message across to 1,500 additional children over a period of nine months.

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  GENYOUth
> USA

GENYOUth's aim is to identify solutions to give children a healthier diet and a taste for physical activity. It works in schools in the United States. Its flagship programme called "Fuel Up to Play 60", has today become a national benchmark in the field of health and well-being for young people.

Project supported: Setting up a pilot project called "Breakfast in the Classroom" in a school in Brookings for one year. The Foundation's donation will enable the necessary equipment to be bought to provide this programme.

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The project will be set up in a school in Brookings in South Dakota, with the support of the teaching team and volunteer parents. To combat growing inactivity amongst children and the scourge of obesity, learning, cooking and nutrition workshops, and physical activities will be provided in the school to help the children adopt better habits.

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