Phase 1: Discovery
Food for the Hungry (FH) enters a community and seeks to walk with, listen, learn, assess potential risks and understand the needs and challenges of the people who live there, including how they impact the children.
Phase 2: Growth
Along with community leaders and local governments, FH helps to develop a plan of action and begins to train and build up teachers and community members to improve the lives of children through livelihood programs, educational structure, the provision of life-saving resources and planning for potential threats.
Phase 3: Support
FH staff serve as mentors for the community members, helping them execute development projects, assisting where children are most impacted. FH staff walk with the community to implement solutions that tackle the communities’ biggest challenges in health, education, livelihoods, agriculture, spiritual development and disaster risk reduction practices.
Phase 4: Flourish
FH begins to assess the success of programs by evaluating the positive impact on the children, while also creating a sense of ownership and independence. We’re beginning our preparations to exit the community.
Phase 5: Graduation
After walking through each phase with a community, we celebrate graduation and exit the community.