INMED Partnerships for Children

INMED Partnerships for Children Since 1986, we have built alliances with public- and private-sector partners in more than 100 countries to rescue children from the immediate and irreversible harm and encourage community collaboration to sustain positive change.
Transforming Children's Lives, Cultivating Opportunity

For too many children around the world, their hope for the future is not matched by opportunity. Facing poverty, poor health, malnutrition and lack of education, living in broken families and violent communities, a generation of children is at risk.

Since 1986, INMED Partnerships for Children has built alliances with public- and private-sector partners in more than 100 countries to rescue children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect or violence, and to prepare them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation.

Through a broad range of health, social, education, violence prevention and community development programs, INMED is helping to create opportunities that inspire hope, build self-reliance and encourage community collaboration to sustain positive change.

Together with our partners, we are transforming the future for hundreds of thousands of children and their family and community members in Latin America and the Caribbean, southern Africa, and the U.S. by:

* Securing children’s health, development and safety
* Developing skills, knowledge and opportunities for children and youth
* Building family and community capacity to support and sustain positive change
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Not your ordinary field trip. When the students at Henry Nginza primary were told they were going to learn about farming...
11/02/2018

Not your ordinary field trip. When the students at Henry Nginza primary were told they were going to learn about farming, they were expecting to tromp around a field of sweet potatoes or cabbage. Imagine their surprise when they were introduced to the field of aquaponics at INMED’s demonstration system at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They were even more surprised to learn that the fish fertilize the lush plants in the grow beds, which filter and return clean water to the fish.

This Mondelēz International Foundation-funded system produces approximately 28 tons of various greens, 4.4 tons of tomatoes and approximately 2.1 tons of fish annually to supplement the nutritional needs of children at disadvantaged schools in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan area. It also serves as a research tool for NMMU ag students studying sustainable food production practices that conserve natural resources at a time when drought has been threatening the water supply and food security in the Nelson Mandela Bay region.

Learn more at https://inmed.org.

Great news! Mondelēz International Foundation just announced that it is expanding our Health in Action program in the n...
10/31/2018
Key extension of Mondelēz International's Cocoa Life sustainability scheme set for Brazil | Confectionery Production

Great news! Mondelēz International Foundation just announced that it is expanding our Health in Action program in the northern states of Brazil as part of its highly successful Cocoa Life program. Health in Action Phase III is expected to improve the nutrition and health of 6,000 children and another 18,000 parents, teachers and community members.

We're looking forward to working with our friends at Mondelēz Brasil!

Read more: https://www.confectioneryproduction.com/news/24373/key-extension-of-mondelez-internationals-cocoa-life-sustainability-scheme-set-for-brazil/

Mondelēz International has unveiled the expansion of its global cocoa sustainability initiative, Cocoa Life, in Brazil, aiming to create empowered and thriving cocoa farming communities, by helping farmers to become more profitable and stable with their production.

10/30/2018
INMED Partnerships for Children Overview

Do you ever wonder what happens to the money you donate to your workplace giving campaign? At INMED Partnerships for Children, it all goes to the kids.

United Way Code 2795
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Number 11875
https://files.unitedwaynca.org/agencylist/AgencyPage.cfm?id=2795

Whether it’s school supplies for our after-school academic enrichment program for at-risk children in Loudoun County, VA or seeds to plant school gardens in South Africa and Brazil or training materials for aquaponics farmers in Jamaica, your dollars are directly helping disadvantaged children and their families in achieve self-reliance and success in distressed communities.

Learn how INMED is strengthening food security, bolstering economic development, improving child health and nutrition and breaking complex cycles of poverty in the US and around the world: https://inmed.org.

Support our cause by designating INMED Partnerships for Children for your workplace giving: United Way of the National Capital Area Code 2795, Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area-CFCNCA (CFC) Number 11875

Thank you!
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To learn more about the Giving Library, visit www.givinglibrary.org. For too many children around the world, their hope for the future is not matched by oppo...

Lady farmers crack it, Round 2! We are pleased to announce the renewal of another great partnership in aquaponics. Old M...
10/26/2018

Lady farmers crack it, Round 2! We are pleased to announce the renewal of another great partnership in aquaponics. Old Mutual Limited will support Phase II of INMED South Africa’s adaptive agriculture and #aqupaonics project for the Pella Food Garden cooperative in Northern Cape, South Africa. This all-female farming group recently took top prizes at the Department of Agriculture’s national and regional Women in Agriculture Awards for the success of Phase I of our project.

Phase II of the Pella project will focus on capacity-building and sustainable profitability through market expansion, further training and the addition of a production processing room and cold storage facility. The group will learn new farm management skills, such as marketing, risk management, financial management and labor management. INMED South Africa also will build community support by launching an environmental education program for the local primary school and providing extensive training for local agricultural extension officers to deliver ongoing technical support after project completion.

Thankful Thursday: We are grateful to Northern Virginia Diaper Bank and Rotary Club of Sterling for collecting diapers a...
10/25/2018

Thankful Thursday: We are grateful to Northern Virginia Diaper Bank and Rotary Club of Sterling for collecting diapers and wipes for our Opportunity Center in Sterling, VA for more than a year and a half. Special thanks to Susan Mullen for personally dropping off the diapers and wipes in all types of weather conditions! The staff and the families at the Opportunity Center are extra thankful for your faithful support!

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10/24/2018

INMED Partnerships for Children

Today is #UnitedNationsDay, marking the anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945. INMED Partners...
10/24/2018

Today is #UnitedNationsDay, marking the anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945. INMED Partnerships for Children is celebrating United Nations Day by striving to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals for ending poverty and hunger, improving health and well-being, increasing economic growth, reducing inequality, building community sustainability and fostering climate adaptation and food security through our climate-smart agriculture programs in South Africa, Jamaica, Peru and now in Brazil. Visit https://inmed.org to learn more about our work and join our cause!
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We’re pleased to announce that students, farmers and prospective entrepreneurs in Jamaica will soon have the opportuni...
10/23/2018

We’re pleased to announce that students, farmers and prospective entrepreneurs in Jamaica will soon have the opportunity to learn a pioneering adaptive agriculture technique that can provide food security, climate change resilience, income and community development through a new strategic partnership between INMED Caribbean and the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE).

The partnership involves the construction of a large commercial-scale aquaponics system on the CASE campus in Port Antonio, Portland, to serve as a teaching tool for students studying adaptive agriculture, a resource for research and development, and a source of fresh produce and fish for the college’s meals program. The system also will be used as a demonstration and training tool for INMED’s Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture (IACA) program, which provides training and technical assistance in aquaponics farming, as well as links to financing and markets, to help small-scale farmers, women and youth start aquaponics enterprises in Jamaica. Learn more about IACA: https://inmedcaribbean.org/aquaponics-training/

10/22/2018
Fun with food in Brazil!

Fun with food! Sometimes eating healthy can be sour, spicy or even a little weird—as these primary school children in Baru can attest. These fruit tastings were one of many participatory activities in our school-based nutrition and healthy lifestyles Health in Action program with the Mondelēz International Foundation in Brazil. Stay tuned for more updates on this impactful program!

10/19/2018
Growing Healthy is a Family Affair!

INMED Partnerships for Children's #CrescerSaudavel (Growing Healthy) program with the #MonsantoFund hit the road for a community event at River Shopping in Petrolina, Brazil. The 3-day affair was a fun, hands-on microcosm of the lessons, activities and projects our team at INMED Parcerias para Crianças facilitates at 117 preschools in Petrolina to promote healthy eating and lifestyles. Learn more at www.paracriancas.org.br. Bayer

Update from our US team ...
10/18/2018

Update from our US team ...

Terrific speakers and turn-out for today's Philanthropy Summit by Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, highlighting services and needs in the county. Maria, Chris, Cecilia and Nancy were inspired.

Kudos to the excellent panelists and engaging moderators: Gary Bass- Bauman Philanthropic Foundation, Suzie Bartel - The Ryan Bartel Foundation, John Walker - LCDFS Family Connections, Tom Sweitzer - A Place To Be, Jennifer Wall - LCPS Student Assistance Services, Stacey Metcalfe - Government & Community Relations Inova Health System, Dan Luczak - Loudoun Club 12, Jim Freeman - Loudoun County Department of Community Corrections, Carol Jameson, HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, Joey Ingegno Coburn - Friends of Loudoun Mental Health, Michelle Mullany - Inova Health System Behavioral Health and Michelle Petruzzello - Loudoun County Dept. MHSADS. Special thanks keynote speaker Jim Freund, Chair of the Virginia State Addiction Policy Forum and closing speaker Patricia Matthews, CEO of Northern Virginia Health Foundation, as well as Bo Machayo, Chief of Staff for Loudoun County BOS Chair Phyllis Randall and Valmarie Turner, Assistant County Administrator. And a standing ovation to Amy Owen and her Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties team for all they do to support nonprofits in Loudoun.

Our team at INMED South Africa was pleased to show off our new Aquaponics Center in Soweto to the senior leadership of M...
10/18/2018

Our team at INMED South Africa was pleased to show off our new Aquaponics Center in Soweto to the senior leadership of Mondelēz International, including Maurizio Brusadelli, President AMEA, Mondelēz International; Roger Carrillo, Vice President Human Resources AMEA, Mondelēz International; and Gawad Abaza, Area President MEA, Mondelēz International.

The center was launched last week as part of our Health in Action program in partnership with the Mondelēz International Foundation to improve access to fresh food, nutrition education and income generation opportunities for distressed communities.

Learn more at https://inmed.org/what-we-do/health-and-nutrition/health-in-action-south-africa/

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Did you know that 189 countries have already submitted pl...
10/17/2018

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Did you know that 189 countries have already submitted plans to shift their economies to increase their resilience to climate change? Climate-change resilience is a key strategy for reducing poverty.

Follow the #IFCclimate Business Forum in Vienna today and explore opportunities for new business development http://bit.ly/2PqK0p7 #ClimateBusiness
Then check out how INMED is using aquaponics to create opportunities for sustainable income generation, stronger food security and better health: https://inmed.org/aquaponics. #InternationalDayfortheEradicationofPoverty

#ClimateBusiness is the economic growth story of today—and tomorrow. Over $1 trillion flows annually to climate busine...
10/16/2018
IFC 2018 Climate Business Forum | Connect4Climate

#ClimateBusiness is the economic growth story of today—and tomorrow. Over $1 trillion flows annually to climate business, ranging from smart cities, climate-smart agribusiness, green finance, renewable energy, and green buildings. The #IFCclimate Business Forum is exploring opportunities this growth presents to businesses in emerging markets in the coming decades. Join the conversation online http://bit.ly/2PqK0p7

The two-day client-focused event will offer innovators in climate-smart business, investing, and policymaking an indispensable opportunity for new business development, networking, and knowledge exchange.

A sign of the times: In the spirit of #WorldFoodDay, our team at INMED South Africa is excited to share how they are mak...
10/16/2018

A sign of the times: In the spirit of #WorldFoodDay, our team at INMED South Africa is excited to share how they are making food security and agri-entrepreneurship a priority in Soweto. In partnership with the Mondelēz International Foundation and City of Joburg, our new #Aquaponics Center will be a hub of adaptive agriculture technical and agribusiness training, food security and healthy eating demonstrations, and a year-round source of fresh food for the disadvantaged schools in the surrounding community.

Making it official are Unathi Sihlahla, Program Director of INMED South Africa (left), Dr Mpho Phalatse- MMC Health and Social Dev COJ. and Swadheen Sharm, General Manager for Mondelēz South Africa. Another impactful partnership to put disadvantaged children and families on the path to self-reliance and success. https://inmed.org/aquaponics

Proud to partner with City of Joburg and MDLZ to strengthen food security, increase access to fresh food and create inco...
10/15/2018

Proud to partner with City of Joburg and MDLZ to strengthen food security, increase access to fresh food and create income-generation opportunities for the people of Soweto.

#JoburgUpdate

STATEMENT: Aquaponics facility boosts food security for Soweto community #JoburgFishFarm 👇 ^GZ

10/15/2018

Today is Global Handwashing Day. Did you know that the average person spends less than 10 seconds on handwashing? INMED’s school-based programs make thorough hand-washing part of students’ daily hygiene routine. The recommended amount of time for proper handwashing is 30 seconds.

For times when access to hot water and soap isn’t possible, keep a small container of anti-bacterial soap in your purse or car. Research shows that 30 seconds of using hand sanitizer kills as much bacteria as two full minutes of handwashing.

Watch this helpful video on staying healthy by handwashing: https://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/healthyliving/hygiene/fight-germs-wash-hands.html

Partnership at its best!
10/14/2018

Partnership at its best!

We are extremely proud of our valued client Mondelēz International (and its partners INMED Partnerships for Children & City of Joburg) for the launch of a new #aquaponics facility in Soweto, which aims to produce tons of vegetables and fresh water fish annually to supplement the nutritional needs of primary school learners in the area. #JoburgFishFarm #HealthInAction #PartnershipsForHealth

As part of #WorldObesityDay, INMED South Africa launched our new Aquaponics Center in Soweto. It is our second community...
10/11/2018

As part of #WorldObesityDay, INMED South Africa launched our new Aquaponics Center in Soweto. It is our second community-based aquaponics center with MDLZ. The first was at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, which serves as a training and research center as well as a source of fresh produce and fish for disadvantaged schools in the surrounding community.

Attending today's launch were the members of the Mayoral Committee on Health and Social Development from City of Johannesburg and representatives from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the US Embassy South Africa, Department of Basic Education of South Africa, the South Africa Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries; and various media outlets.

"Everyone was blown away with the aquaponics unit, as it's first of its kind in Soweto," said INMED South Africa Program Director Unathi Sihlahla.

Congratulations to #MDLZInternationalFoundation and our team at INMED South Africa. Stay tuned for more photos!

Unathi Sihlahla, Programmes Director of INMED South Africa welcomes all and explains the #Health in Action Programme to the launch of our aquaponics system in Soweto. Thank you Mondelez for your support and City of Joburg, Food Resilience for your cooperation. #MDLZ, #Healthinaction #Cityofjoburg

10/04/2018
Active Play = Healthy Life

When was the last time people cheered for you to make it to the finish line? Children at Charles Duna Primary School hear it every day at recess--thanks to INMED South Africa and #MondelezInternationalFoundation. Charles Duna is a model #HealthinAction school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where we are improving the nutrition, health and futures of disadvantaged children, families and communities.

Thank you, David Pfeiffer, for becoming a monthly recurring donor in honor of your dear sister! Your gift could help pur...
10/03/2018

Thank you, David Pfeiffer, for becoming a monthly recurring donor in honor of your dear sister! Your gift could help purchase snacks for our Opportunity Center in Virginia or seedlings for our school gardens in Brazil and South Africa or baby fish for our aquaponics agri-business programs in Jamaica and Peru. Your generosity shows your dedication to creating pathways for success and self-reliance for disadvantaged children and families around the world.

Join David in supporting INMED on with a recurring donation:
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/inmed

Wishing a very happy birthday to Zarela Bravo today! You are our ray of sunshine in Peru!
10/02/2018

Wishing a very happy birthday to Zarela Bravo today! You are our ray of sunshine in Peru!

INMED Partnerships for Children is pleased to be in the latest issue of Agriculture for Development, a scholarly journal...
10/01/2018
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INMED Partnerships for Children is pleased to be in the latest issue of Agriculture for Development, a scholarly journal of the UK-based @TropicalAgricultureAssociation (TAA). INMED CEO Dr. Linda Pfeiffer’s article, titled “INMED Aquaponics: Cultivating Farmers of the Future,” features objectives and measurable outcomes from our school-based aquaponics projects in South Africa, Peru and Jamaica.

Special thanks to Coordinating Editor Paul Haring and research consultant Ralph Von Kaufmann.

Read the journal online (scroll to p. 48 for INMED):
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralph-von-kaufmann-9a7a6b8/detail/treasury/summary/?entityUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_treasuryMedia%3A(ACoAAAGUrc8B8nRLtpL1UqSwjMRF22N7QOtVxQI%2C1538044487839)§ion=summary&treasuryCount=1

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