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.
INMED South Africa recently launched its aquaponics program in Venda, South Africa, with a special event for the press and community. INMED partnered with South African Breweries (SAB) to bring aquaponics, an innovative farming system, to members of Thabelo Disabled Persons South Africa Group.
Since aquaponics combines aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (soilless crop production) in a closed, waste-high system that requires minimal effort to maintain, it is an ideal food production system for the disabled, many of whom are physically unable to farm using traditional methods. This disabled community live in the village of Mubvumoni, where the nearest town is miles away and most don’t own cars, making a sustainable food source essential to their survival.
The new systems will eventually provide the participants with enough food to feed an extended household of approximately 60 people plus extra produce and fish to sell in town. INMED and SAB staff, community members and the press attended the launch event.… Read the rest
Join INMED Partnerships for Children in bringing healthcare and medical treatment to the indigenous population in the municipality of Sepahua, Peru. INMED is looking for volunteer medical doctors, midwives, nurses and others to serve at health posts in this remote village. Duration of service is flexible, although a minimum of six months is optimal, and food and lodging will be provided.
Children play in a Peruvian village.
Start your adventure now and discover why Diana Shane, a nurse-midwife who worked at INMED’s maternity waiting home in the region, said that “…volunteering in Peru was an empowering and enlightening experience.” Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information or send your resume and cover letter to apply for this volunteer opportunity today. You can help save the people in the rainforest!
Interested in innovations in agriculture? Concerned about sustainable agriculture and development? Want to invest in food security, income generation, climate change and the environment?
Don’t miss this first-of-a-kind symposium on aquaponics and its adaptation specifically for sustainable development. Experts will discuss the economics, construction, training and practical applications of this innovative farming technique. Through this hands-on conference, you will visit farms and agriculture schools and experience INMED’s unique and integrated form of aquaponics in action, and also learn from examples of aquaponic systems in other countries such as South Africa and Peru.
Learn first-hand how aquaponics is:
Offering stable crop production and food security
Providing families with a means of sustainable income generation
Transforming smallholder farming communities
Generating innovative opportunities for public/private partnerships
Inspiring a new generation of farmers who are truly Harvesting the Future!
Despite the improving economy, poverty and homelessness continue to increase in single-mother households. The descent into poverty is particularly distressing to parents and many mothers become so overwhelmed that they can’t find a way to stop the decline.
INMED Partnerships for Children is here to support such single mothers and struggling parents, by providing case managers to work with families who are on the brink of homelessness. These caring counselors provide parents with the knowledge, resources and support they need to stay in their homes and provide for their children.
INMED’s work does not go unnoticed by the children in these families, who are grateful to see the security and stability return to their home.
In this video, Dama Adbodgi, a single mother who just graduated from INMED’s homelessness prevention program in March, and her son both express their gratitude to INMED for the support they received. “When she had problems she didn’t know what to do about it,” Dama’s son says of his mom prior to receiving support from INMED.… Read the rest