Development Programs

In this video, we’re looking at programs that address the issues of literacy, food security, HIV/AIDS and malaria, immunisation, safe water, and sanitation.

Important to note is that different schools will look at different programs, so don’t panic if your friends from other schools aren’t studying the same programs that you are.

For each program, you should be able to write about a few things: underlying reasons for the program, the type(s) of aid involved, a description of the program, how the program is implemented, and the program’s impact on sustainable human development.

Example: Literacy

The ‘Reading Skills Involvement Program’. A nice summary could look something like this:

“Literacy is a crucial tool for achieving human development, and for breaking the poverty cycle; yet, there are over 700 million illiterate adults in the world. The Reading Skills Involvement Program is run by a non-government organisation – the Christian Children’s Fund – and, therefore, provides non-government aid. The program aims to improve literacy levels by building schools, training teachers, and constructing literacy programs to children in need. It does this through a fourteen week intensive program, in which struggling students are identified and then worked with after school. The increased capabilities of the children involved is likely to result in expanded choices and a greater likelihood of achieving their full potential. Moreover, as local teachers are trained, the program has a positive impact on the health of community members. As education is a sustainable measure in itself, where knowledge can be passed down from generation to generation at no cost, it appears that the Reading Skills Involvement Program would have a significant impact on sustainable human development.”


If you can write something similar for each of literacy, food security, HIV/AIDS and malaria, immunisation, safe water, and sanitation, then you are well and truly set.