ACCES works with communities to get out-of-school children into school, and to get all of them healthy so they can make the most of their education. One of the ways we do this is by partnering with District Education Offices to implement community health programs out of the local primary school. Programs such as community medical camps. ACCES partners with local hospitals, health clinics and medical universities to provide community members with doctors and health workers to diagnose, treat, dispense medicines and even refer serious cases to specialists as appropriate. In this way, out-of-school children can also be enumerated and encouraged to enrol in school.
ACCES, along with the community leaders can then follow up on those children and their families. ACCES also introduces other local organizations to the community that are engaged in beneficial work such as agriculture, micro-finance, and HIV/AIDS, in order to enhance the work being done, and to ensure the greatest possible results. In this way, the community is able to advance in multiple areas, improving and growing in capacity to become self-sufficient. This model is called Integrated Community Engagement, and has empowered 14 formerly impoverished communities to become self-sufficient and sustainable over the last eight years.
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