Rescuing Children Since 1986


INMED Partnerships for Children rescues children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence or instability and prepares them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation. INMED’s vision is to transform the future for generations of children by building continuity of support from infancy to adulthood.

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Mondelēz International Foundation Brings Well-Being Programs to Mexico, South Africa and the United States

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Sept. 24, 2015 – The Mondelēz International Foundation today launched three well-being programs aimed at bringing nutrition education, active play and fresh foods to children and their families in Mexico, South Africa and the United States. This is part of the company’s multi-year, $50 million commitment to promote healthy lifestyles and address obesity. These new programs bring global community partners together in an effort to create school environments that encourage children and families to adopt lifelong healthy habits.

“We’re proud to partner with the Mondelēz International Foundation to prioritize well-being in South African communities and schools,” said Linda Pfeiffer, PhD, President and CEO, INMED Partnerships for Children. “Through our work with the Foundation in Brazil, we’ve seen 65 percent of the children improve their BMI and approximately one-third of these children achieve a normal BMI. In South Africa, we’re hoping to achieve similar results through collaborative partnerships among school administrators, local governments, non-governmental organizations and communities.”

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Adapting for Better Agriculture

A group of agricultural media recently paid a visit to various farming projects in Welkom, Wesselsbron and Bultfontein. These projects are tied together by the Inmed Adaptive Agriculture Programme through which they receive funding, support and guidance and also from the Monsanto Fund. Inmed Partnerships for Children is an international humanitarian organisation headquartered in Loudoun County. Since 1986, the organisation has worked in more than 100 countries to rescue children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence and instability, and to prepare them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation. Read the full article at FarmBiz.Read the rest

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Aquaponics: Getting it right in Jamaica

What can produce 10 times more crops in the same amount of space as traditional agriculture, consumes approximately 75 percent less energy than mechanized agriculture and uses 80 to 90 percent less water? Agriculture’s not-so-new but popular relative, aquaponics.

The food production system — which combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics to create a symbiotic ecosystem and dates as far back as Aztec cultivation — requires low capital investment, uses minimal energy and is resilient against extreme weather. These are just a few of the reasons it’s risen to the top of conversations about climate-smart solutions and why INMED Partnerships for Children has piloted them throughout Jamaica, Peru and South Africa.

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Metcalf Street Juvenile Centre nurturing mind and body

Reported in the Jamaica Gleaner

As farmers across the island struggle to cope with the impact of a devastating drought, in the heart of Denham Town, Kingston, a project to enrich the minds and bodies of at-risk youth is taking root. There at the Metcalf Street Juvenile Secure Centre the investment in an aquaponics food production system is generating interest and excitement among officers and wards alike, as they buy into the science of this climate-smart closed-growing system.

Aquaponics is a food production system that combines aspects of conventional aquaculture (in this case tilapia rearing) with hydroponics, which involves the cultivation of plants in nutrient solutions with or without an inert medium (as soil) to provide mechanical support. And judging from the pak choi, lettuce and okra I saw thriving in beds of gravel, assistant superintendent Sabrina Shepherd Holness has every right to be proud, and for a number of reasons.

Since January, a total of 97 dozen okras, 109 pounds of pak choi, as well as 30 pounds of tilapia have been harvested, most of which was used in the kitchen, with the rest sold to staff at concession rates.

The choice of crops is dictated by the closed-growing system which sees the water (rich in nitrates as a result of the fish waste) in which the tilapia are raised, being piped to the vegetables, which uses up the nitrates before the water is piped back to the fish tanks, as agricultural instructor Tasshei Mitchell explained.

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