Many families in Mollebaya suffer from low hygiene standards and a lack of sanitary facilities that lead to water pollution and health problems. Intiwawa educates the children and their families about healthy lifestyles, based on correct dental hygiene, a healthy diet and positive personal habits.
Our Dental Hygiene Project was initiated out of concern for dental problems and tooth decay, due to a lack of resources and access to education about oral hygiene. Intiwawa works to change this through:
Educational workshops for the children and parents
The coordination of donations of dental kits for the children throughout the year
Annual teeth cleaning, fluorization and screening for cavities and orthodontic issues
Collaborating with local dentists to facilitate low-cost access to dental and orthodontic care for the children
Through our nutrition project, we employ a local nutritionist who educates the children and their families about healthy lifestyles, a healthy diet and positive personal eating habits. In addition, as part of our Academic Support Program, the children receive a nutritious and balanced meal every day, Monday through Friday.
The objectives of our nutrition projects are:
To offer healthy and fresh meals to the children in order to combat anemia and malnutrition
To educate parents and children about healthy nutrition choices