The saying goes..."Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
One of the main gifts MercyAIDS brings to a community is training.
The best people to change things for children in a community are the adults in that community. The problem is they are often not aware of it. Or if they are, they lack the skills needed, because they've never been taught. Or, where there has been some 'instruction', people are unable to apply the knowledge.
All our adult training courses and workshops we recognise, and build on, the knowledge and experience that each person brings into the room - no matter what their literacy level, formal schooling or language. And we train experientially and interactively, because we believe that adults learn best from 'doing' and from understanding how the new knowledge or skills fit with what they already know.
We have some developed courses and workshops dealing with a variety of aspects relating to children, but we can also adapt these or write something new for a particular context.