Mosoj Chaski Radio - Programming and Booklets (91141)
Did you know that in the Bolivian countryside 60% of all children are malnourished, and the main cause of death in children under the age of five is diarrhea and pneumonia? Much of this high incidence of early mortality among Quechua children is caused by poor diets and lack of proper understanding about basic nutrition and food preparation.
At Radio Mosoj Chaski, a Christian radio that broadcasts entirely in the Quechua language, we want to produce culturally appropriate health programs using Quechua, rather than Spanish, terminology.
To accompany the broadcasts, we want to write, print and distribute booklets in Quechua that cover three important areas:
Programs will be researched, written and produced by a staff of two full-time personnel with the aid of the current personnel of Radio Station "Mosoj Chaski." The material will then be put into booklet form and distributed through networks of literacy training centers, public school districts, clinics, health posts, churches and NGO's working in related fields.
Recently we produced and broadcast a radio drama that highlighted the problem of HIV/AIDS, a disease which is spreading in Bolivia. At the moment, we are working on a program on the nutritional values of different vegetables including recipes using those vegetables. It is our hope that this type of radio programming will improve the daily diet and health of our Quechua listeners, especially the children.
Please pray that Radio Mosoj Chaski will continue to find creative, culturally-relevant ways to serve the Quechua people, improving their quality of life, blessing their children, developing their communities, and demonstrating the great love Jesus feels towards them.
If you would like to give financially towards this effort, then we are eager to hear from you and we thank you in advance on behalf of the communities here in Bolivia. Your prayers are compassion are deeply appreciated. God bless you!
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Project Number: 91141 Current Funding Progress:
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