Deworm the World: A Call To Action

Evidence Action is now responsible for the management, strategic direction and growth of Deworm the World. Programs of the Deworm the World Initiative at Evidence Action are implemented in partnership with Action Foundation for Social Services in India and Innovations for Poverty Action in Kenya. Learn more about Evidence Action.

Why Deworm

Over 600 million school-age children are at risk of being infected with parasitic worms. These infections are chronic and widespread, harming children’s health and development and limiting their participation in school.

School-based deworming is universally recognized as a safe, simple and cost-effective solution. The benefits of school-based deworming are both immediate and enduring. Regular treatment can reduce school absenteeism by 25% and increase adult earnings by over 20%, and at a cost of less than 50 US cents per child per year.

 

Deworm the World: A Call To Action

 

We invite you to watch this beautiful and thought-provoking short film by award-winning director Eugenio Polgovsky. It illustrates how the day-to-day lives of school-age children put them at risk of worm infections that impede their education and development, and how the simple act of deworming can help to build a new future for millions of poor children across the world.

 

 

http://www.dewormtheworld.org/why-deworm

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A little about page admin Kaiyu Moura (Bayles)

Now living in QLD raising her children on their traditional country, gathering food, learning the old art of building shelters, dance and the local language. For the past 20 years with her late Grandmother Maureen Watson and a dance group with 6 of her sisters Kaiyu travelled schools, festivals, events etc sharing the beauty of First Nations Culture through song and dance, stories, art, theatre, nursery rhymes, poetry etc and engaging all ages in different projects that inspire positive change. Also a poet, documentary maker, songwriter, artist, event organiser, media consultant, testing the waters of micro social enterprise by starting her own tshirt and sublimation printing business and with her own label, Kaiyu creates what she calls Freedom Threads.

After building their own home on Tribal Sovereign land, Kaiyu is now homeschooling and teaching the kids about making our own tinctures, learning about bushtucker and mushrooms, growing food, building with aircrete, setting up wind turbines, composting toilets and ram water pumps... Really learning what it truly means to thrive. This is our Group where we share alot of what we do

Kaiyu and the Tribe
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