Serving communities in the Three Areas, HEAR Sudan builds capacity of local stakeholders to plan, implement and monitor health and education services, helps translate this increased capacity into action, and builds community support for school governance and outreach. HEAR strengthens linkages between educators and health workers with the aim of increasing healthy girls’ and boys’ access to quality education. Improved teaching methods supported by EDC’s Interactive Radio Instruction and innovative health/education curricula ensure that teachers and health workers are equipped to provide quality health and education to children. “Learn and Act” service learning grants build basic infrastructure and support projects designed, delivered, and evaluated by local actors. Education Resource Centers are the focal point for training and dissemination of information at the community level and act as neutral spaces where government and communities can work together to rehabilitate their areas. HEAR engages stakeholders as agents for change in their own communities, and bolsters its holistic approach with widespread incorporation of conflict avoidance and resolution activities.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
EDC Project Director: Michael Cacich
Funder: U.S. Agency for International Development
Partner: John Snow International, Upper Nile Women's Welfare Association, Assistance Mission for Africa
(EDC is a subcontractor on this project to Creative Associates International, Inc..)