Livelihood & Social Programmes
Poverty reduction is a particular area of attention in Malteser International’s overall programme setting. The dimensions of poverty are complex and the realities of poverty vary between regions, countries, communities and individuals. Invariably, the basis of a life free from poverty is access and entitlement to a range of assets and livelihood strategies that can sustain households and individuals through the stresses and shocks of life.
Livelihood and social programmes of Malteser intend to provide, through a participatory approach, increased well-being, reduced vulnerability, more income and improved food
The “sustainable livelihood” approach used by Malteser International is people centred, participatory and has a strong emphasis on sustainability. Furthermore the approach is positive in that it first identifies what people have rather than focussing on what people do not have.
For example: Capacity Building at the Laboratory School in Rumbek
The laboratory in Rumbek one of the biggest in South Sudan is affiliated to the Arcangelo-Ali- Health-Centre and it carries out extensive tests, for example Tuberculosis- tests and tests for Hepatitis B and Syphilis.
At the same time, Sudanese laboratory students are trained to be laboratory assistants. This is already the third time the two-year educational programme is offered in the laboratory school in Rumbek.