Project Example

Suaahara Coop Game Cards

Suaahara was a five year (2011-2016) project funded by USAID aimed to improve the nutritional status of women and children in 41 districts of Nepal. The project focused on improving health and nutrition behaviors at the household level through promotion of Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (EN/HA), particularly Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), and addressing other determinants of under-nutrition, such as availability of and access to food, hygiene, quality of health care, child spacing and socio-cultural factors including gender and marginalization.

Suaahara was implemented by a consortium of partner organizations led by Save the Children.

The SBCC strategy established an internal quality materials review and production system to ensure that all partners in the consortium had mutually reinforcing, quality materials developed, pretested, produced and disseminated to the end user.

In the year 2013, Suaahara developed this Home Stead Food Production (HFP) related pictorial Coop Game Cards to be used as training aid/training materials during HFP training to community level. It helps facilitator to understand importance of keeping chickens in coop- what happens if it is in an open system. Field Supervisor/extension workers use this coop game card while facilitating the sessions related to rearing chickens in a semi-intensive system.

Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/ Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019