• HAPAG-ASA, Feeding our Future

    Hapag-Asa Integrated Nutrition Program aims to help reduce malnutrition prevalence among undernourished Filipino children through supplemental feeding and capability-building activities for their parents.

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For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink… I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important brothers of mine, you did it for Me! – Matthew 25:35,40

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink… I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important brothers of mine, you did it for Me! – Matthew 25:35,40

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Supplemental Feeding

Feeding of undernourished children and/or underweight pregnant and lactating mothers

Early Childhood Education

Unstructured classes are given to younger children to help stimulate their brain development

Parents’ Education Classes

Parents or caregivers of the enrolled children in the supplemental feeding are given classes on various topics including parenting and health and nutrition education

Livelihood and Skills Training

Partners are encouraged to tap local resources providing livelihood and skills training activities for the parents of the enrolled children

Self-Help Group Approach

Self-Help Group Approach (SHA) is introduced to Hapag-Asa communities to help in sustaining the gains of the whole program by organizing mothers and helping them become self-sustainable. 

The HAPAG-ASA Approach

Inclusive

Hapag-Asa being initiated by the Catholic Church, reaches out to children in need, regardless of religious affinity and cultural beliefs.

Multi-Sectoral

Hapag-Asa engages all possible stakeholders from various groups including the Civil Society, People’s Organization, Government, Churches and Private Organizations among others, and most importantly, the parents of the children enrolled.

Holistic

While addressing the urgent need to provide food for the undernourished child, the program ensures that other needs of the child are also addressed through other program components and values formation.

Sustainable

Sustainability is underscored in the program which makes the ownership and participation of the parents in the program important, as well as their empowerment through the Self Help Group Approach (SHA).

Integrative

Partners are encouraged to integrate the program into their existing structure to maximize available resources and processes while reaching out to more children in need.

Adaptive

Hapag-Asa is adaptive and sensitive in a way that it takes into consideration local systems including cultures not prescribing a rigid process.

The HAPAG-ASA Approach

Inclusive

Hapag-Asa being initiated by the Catholic Church, reaches out to children in need, regardless of religious affinity and cultural beliefs.

Multi-Sectoral

Hapag-Asa engages all possible stakeholders from various groups including the Civil Society, People’s Organization, Government, Churches and Private Organizations among others, and most importantly, the parents of the children enrolled.

Holistic

While addressing the urgent need to provide food for the undernourished child, the program ensures that other needs of the child are also addressed through other program components and values formation.

Sustainable

Sustainability is underscored in the program which makes the ownership and participation of the parents in the program important, as well as their empowerment through the Self Help Group Approach (SHA).

Integrative

Partners are encouraged to integrate the program into their existing structure to maximize available resources and processes while reaching out to more children in need.

Adaptive

Hapag-Asa is adaptive and sensitive in a way that it takes into consideration local systems including cultures not prescribing a rigid process.

PARTNERS

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