We train local communities in Mozambique, Kenya and Malawi to strengthen their capacity to act.
We offer discipleship courses in Germany that focus on current challenges of our global society.
We stand alongside those living in poverty, and advocate their basic human rights in an under-resourced health system.
COMMUNITY-DEVELOPMENT-TRAINING IN MOZAMBIQUE, KENYA AND MALAWI
Our community-training-program serves pastors and local leaders and their communities to:
identify and mobilize local resources to meet the community needs independent from outside help
start and lead community-development-projects and have true ownership of development
overcome poverty-promoting worldviews about self, others, creation and God
The program includes training skills in:
health and hygiene
marriage and parenting
We also educate local trainers from the very beginning to multiply the training program and to avoid creating dependencies.
SUSTAINABILITY AND CAPACITY TO ACT:
AUTONOMY AND OWNERSHIP
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES WILL ARISE OUT OF THE AFFECTED
AND NOT FROM A FOREIGN AID ORGANIZATION
"The training has enabled me to see the gold that I am sitting on and around me, I used to think I am poor but this training has opened my eyes."
"Transformation begins with us! We develop our communities with our competence and our own funds!"
„I started to use the resources that I already had but was not aware of. I grew economically, my health has improved drastically and my realtionships with others are healing. I want to pass this on, therefore I volunteer to help others in similar situations to move out of poverty. “
The persons in the pictures have a name and a voice and dignity. actMED asked them for permission to use this images (and obtained letter of agreements from parents when children are pictured).
PROJECT 1: Collection of waste/dirt
In light of the lack of public waste management, the private innatiative improves overall environmental and human health.
PROJECT 5: child- daycare (Jose Luis Rodrigues)
In preschool age important foundations for the social and physical development of a child are laid. In the day care, the children are prepared for a good start in primary school and provided with a meal.
PROJECT 2: Building of public toilets for the community
toiletts for public use improve the hygienic situation and has an significant effect on general health.
(Pastors Odencio Salvador, Yohane Maconjessa)
Community Development training Program in Nampula, Mosambique and Communiy Development Projects founded and funded by the participants
PROJECT 7: Educational Garden
Ecological farming methods avoiding pesticides contribute to food security, environmental protection and human health.
PROJECT 3: "Voice for the voiceless" (Pastor Sabala)
Small local churches support widows and orphans with food, displaying the love of Christ, breaking the traditional role of giving and receiving, breaking the dependency syndrome.
PROJECT 4: Community Education Center
The building serves as child- daycare, literacy training and pastor training program. Every sunday it host over 70 children receiving a meal and bible stories.
PROJECT 6: Training of Trainers
Each training session is followed by a training for future trainers. In this way, the community can multiply the training program and becomes autonomous.