WLF provides conditional grants to local organizations/institutions to implement programs in Eastern Indonesia.
The three approaches to empowering our beneficiary communities are:
- Capacity building through the implementation of activities for beneficiaries to increase knowledge, awareness, and skills related to certain issues that advance the interests of sustainable development and for various stakeholders at village and district levels to strengthen participatory planning and budgeting for regional development.
- Building linkages through determined efforts to take advantage of formal and informal dialogue between various stakeholders at the village and district levels and by utilizing existing nodes or forums, whether established by the government, communities, or certain groups such as task forces, forums, associations, and more. In doing the two things above, there will be a special effort to take advantage of other learning opportunities as well as activities to share knowledge.
- Advocacy through engagement and ongoing collaboration between relevant stakeholders at village and district levels, including community or group-specific practitioners related to the regulatory framework and/or regulation on development issues of common concern and also to strengthen the ability of the village to manage village assets effectively, responsibly and sustainably in accordance with local community policies and needs.
WLF focuses on three main areas in education, namely Early Childhood Education, Basic Literacy and Numeracy, and Vocational Education, using the three WLF approaches. In the context of education, program implementation emphasizes building the capacity of educators, building relationships and linkages between stakeholders, utilizing existing platforms such as KKG and School Committees, and advocating for relevant governments to strengthen the policy framework related to these three focuses. WLF’s field of work in education.
The programs implemented by WLF together with implementing partners are expected to contribute to the achievement of the 4th SDG, namely Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Education and Increasing Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All, particularly in the following indicators:
Indicator 4.1.1: Proportion of children and adolescents: (a) sitting in grade 4, (b) graduating from elementary school/grade 6, (c) graduating from junior high school/grade 9 achieving minimum proficiency standards in: (i) reading, (ii) mathematics;
Indikator 4.1.2. (d): Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) for SD/MI/equivalent;
- Indikator 4.2.3. (a): Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) for Early Childhood Education (PAUD).
WLF’s commitment to the health sector is centered on maternal and early childhood nutrition, particularly the First 1,000 Days of Life. The first 1,000 days, or the golden period, greatly affects the child’s ability to grow and develop according to their age and potential. The period is calculated from the conception to the age of 2 years. Adequate nutritional intake for pregnant women, breastfeeding, and responsive parenting patterns are important in this period. Lack of nutritional intake can cause delays in child development and the potential for malnutrition.
WLF will apply the same approach, namely: (1) strengthening the capacity of health workers, especially Posyandu cadres; (2) building relationships/networks and linkages between stakeholders through the use of forums while utilizing existing platforms such as the Posyandu Stunting Working Group (Pokja), and; (3) advocating for the government to strengthen the policy framework related to maternal and child nutrition.
Programs implemented by WLF together with implementing partners are expected to contribute to the achievement of the 2nd SDG, namely ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture, in particular on the following indicators:
- Indicator 2.1.1: Prevalence of Undernourishment.
- Indicator 2.2.1: Prevalence of stunting (short and very short) in children under five years of age/toddlers.
Marginal and vulnerable people generally live in low economic levels. This certainly affects the ability of families to meet the various needs of children, especially education and nutrition. In empowering communities in program areas, WLF prioritizes strengthening access to financial services and opportunities to increase income, including basic financial literacy in the program approach. We continue to use the three approaches, namely (1) strengthening the capacity of the community or community in the assisted villages, (2) building relationships and linkages between stakeholders by utilizing existing platforms such as the Southwest Sumba Tourism Development Communication Forum (FKP2S), Bumdes or cooperatives, and (3) advocating for the government to strengthen the policy framework related to community economic empowerment.
The programs implemented by WLF are expected to contribute to the achievement of the 8th SDGs, namely promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, particularly in the following indicators:
- Indicator 8.3.1. (a): Percentage of MSME access to financial services
- Indicator 8.9.1. (b): Number of domestic tourist visits