Mothers’ Day: ADRA Continues to Support Mothers Around the World
SILVER SPRING, Md. – This coming Sunday, millions of men, women, and children around the world will be taking the time to honor their mothers who have sacrificed their time and energy, juggled various roles from nurturer to bedtime storyteller, and have given so much of themselves for the sake of others. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) recognizes the value mothers contribute not just to heir home, but their community, and because of that seeks to help mothers be the best they can be.
In several countries throughout the world, ADRA develops projects that offer mothers vocational training classes to help them better provide for themselves, and their families. These projects are typically offered to low-income, unemployed mothers, and widows who are under more pressure to make ends meet.
In Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka, ADRA is helping low-income and unemployed women increase their household incomes by providing training in sewing, a vocational skill that can help a person find employment in the city’s thriving garment industry. With increased income comes increased opportunity to send children to school, purchase text books and school uniforms, ensure food is on the table for hungry mouths, and enables families to pay for medical assistance when needed.
Motherhood takes on many facets, and often one of those facets is family doctor. ADRA works with mothers and teaches them how to identify and prevent common childhood diseases, so that they can more effectively look after the health of their children. In addition, ADRA offers food preparation training and educational classes on the importance of breastfeeding newborns. Through ADRA’s programs, mothers are encouraged to keep their children’s vaccinations up to date, and are even given instructions on how to make Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) to care for children suffering from illnesses that cause dehydration.
This year, and every year, ADRA strives to help mothers reach their God-given potential, and continues to support mothers in their efforts to raise healthy and happy children.