- Improve community knowledge of the links between human and ecosystem health and the relevance of rights-based family planning as contributing to environmental sustainability
- Build the capacity of health service providers in the project site’s clinics at Groot Marico, Pella, Koffiekraal, and Pachtsdraai through training programs
- Create systems strengthening plans for individual clinics—a proven method in ensuring the immediate family planning service gaps of particular clinics are met and all gaps are addressed over time
- Initiate a peer education program to include community members in the health and prosperity of their peers and neighbors
- Empower local farmers, targeting especially vulnerable women and youth, with skills to help them adapt to the rapidly changing local environment, such as training on conservation agriculture and improved household health practices
A Re Itireleng
“A Re Itireleng” means “let’s do it ourselves” in Setswana. Communities in and around Groot Marico, in the North West Province of South Africa, chose this project name to reflect that they take ownership of the interrelated health, economic, social, and climate issues that they face.