This Success Story explains how Kidist Tadesse, a graduate from Hawassa Poly Technic College in Water Treatment, is the only water quality expert in the Awada Boricha Water Supply Project. However, following an intervention by Growth Through Nutrition, students are now excited about joining the Water Technology Department, given the improvements in essential lab materials and teaching competencies.
Success Story - From Hawassa to Awada Boricha; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Competencies in Disease Prevention
Success Story - Growth through Nutrition Activity’s Internship Program Support Boosts Students’ Practical Learning Experience
The Growth through Nutrition project provides internship opportunities for selected food and nutrition students from four universities in Ethiopia. The program is intended to enhance students’ food and nutrition skill competencies by exposing them to actual work settings.The document describes how one of the project's interns, Kasahun Adane, benefited from both observation and exposure to practice.
Success Story - The Skills Lab Improved Students' Competence of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
“Women and girls travel long distances every day to fetch water, risking their well-being while doing so." These are the words of Yenenesh Abebe, a student of the Water Supply and Sanitation Training Program at Woliso Polytechnic College. She and her classmates acknowledge the role Growth through Nutrition played in the college's teaching-learning process and its effect on their service to the community.
Most Vulnerable Households 2017 Baseline and 2018 Follow Up Survey Results
Report summarizing and comparing the results of the annual Growth through Nutrition Most Vulnerable Household Surveys from 2017 and 2018, which are conducted to assess the changes brought about by the project interventions targeting MVHHs, to provide information to inform project implementation and to allow tracking of changes in households over time.
An Assessment of the Barriers and Facilitators of Healthy Food Production, Purchase, and Consumption in the Amhara and SNNP Regions of Ethiopia: Summary Report
Summary Report on findings from operational research on the barriers and facilitators to the production, consumption, sale and purchase of healthy foods by Model Farmers and Most Vulnerable Households in Amhara and SNNPR.
The Stark Difference Between Siblings – Good Nutrition
Tilahun and Shitaye are the proud parents of four beautiful, young girls who live in the towering, rainy hills of Bule District in southern Ethiopia. Genet, their youngest daughter, has grown up to be a strong, healthy two-year old and a hallmark for good nutrition in the neighborhood!
Learning Document - “Bridging the Gap between Research and Policy & Programs”
The learning document is based on the comments of a panel discussion through the Project Research and Learning Working Group platform to discuss potential strategies and solutions to bridging the gap between research and practice/policy.
Issues raised include:
Seqota Declaration Progress Update, Challenges, and Lesson Learned
The presentation describes a three-phase action plan to be rolled out in fifteen years in terms of the active agents, infrastructure and technologies involved in the Seqota declaration, a government commitment to ending stunting in Ethiopia for children under 2yrs by 2030.
Agriculture and Livelihoods Leaflet
Handout on background and progress report for IR1 activities (Increased Access to Diverse, Safe, and Quality Foods) - March 2019
Nutrition, the talk of the town in rural Ethiopia
As with any solution, getting the conversation started on improved nutrition is a big step. This success story describes the effect of enhanced community conversations, first conducted by Growth Through Nutrition (a USAID Feed the Future Initiative), have affected the way young couple Alemu and Alemtsehay think about their family's diet.