Organization: Philani Nutrition Centre
Project: Philani outreach program
Location: Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
Target group: Families at risk
The outreach program supports pregnant women and malnourished children through regular home-visits by volunteers from the community, so called Mentor Mothers. At present, Philani Outreach program has over 120 outreach workers who annually supports over 4000 families with malnourished children or pregnant mothers. Through the non-stigmatizing focus on nutrition, abusive and other at-risk families are identified and supported.