Sahakkom Kon Laor (SKL) nutrition program aims to reduce malnutrition of children under five years living in urban slums of Phnom Penh through a combination of community led growth monitoring, behaviour change activities and community responses to malnutrition.
The SKL program consists of three innovative approaches that were specifically designed for the urban environment; partnering with vendors to provide nutritious food, mobile nutrition education and producing a promotional film to educate the community.
To date, World Vision has reached more than 3,000 people in 20 villages, with nearly 80 percent of its 400 registered children that ranked as severely or moderately underweight before entering the program having now ‘graduated’ from the program. To graduate, the children have gained at least 200 grams and made significant progress toward being in the healthy weight range.
The project goal will be measured at the end of two years of implementation by measuring the prevalence of malnutrition of children under five years of age.