To ensure that the communities themselves are at the forefront of shaping their own growth; strengthening the capacities of local committees is an important element of the program and its sustainability strategy.

We provide capacity building training to achieve our goal of improved resilience amongst children so that families are able to address the needs of the children in their communities. Through these trainings we strengthen the functioning of village/area development committees, village health committees and zone advocacy committees. In addition to providing trainings on roles and responsibilities we focus on developing lobby and advocacy skills, and improving the coordination between the different committees. Consequently the communities will have strong committees that will be able to mobilize themselves and provide strong leadership.