Our Interventions 


We provide teachers with refresher trainings on foundational literacy and numeracy, incorporating TaRL methodology. This training aims to equip them with the skills needed to effectively support vulnerable children facing literacy challenges in rural schools and slums. We also provide trainings for parents on Parental Empowerment and Engagement (PE&E) to enhance their understanding, involvement, and supportive role in their children's education, fostering a collaborative partnership between parents and schools for improved learning outcomes and conducting catch-up remedial classes for vulnerable children with literacy and numeracy challenges, engaging teachers to create effective learning aids to captivate students' attention, simplify complex concepts and promote active engagement.

Child Protection 

Child Protection is the prevention of and response to exploitation, abuse, neglect, harmful practices and violence against children, as embedded in the Convention on the Rights of Children and Sustainable Development Goals. DEPCOT under this intervention carries out the following activities;

Awareness Campaigns: Conducting awareness campaigns to educate children, caregivers and communities about children's rights, signs of abuse, available support services and reporting mechanisms

Training and Capacity Building: Providing training sessions and capacity-building workshops for teachers, caregivers, community leaders, and relevant stakeholders on child protection policies, procedures and best practices

Child Participation Initiatives: Facilitating child participation in decision-making processes, forums, or peer support groups where children can voice their concerns, share experiences, and contribute to designing child-friendly solutions

Prevention Programs: Implementing prevention programs targeting various forms of abuse, including sexual exploitation, child labor, trafficking, and early marriage, through awareness-raising, advocacy, and community mobilization

Case Management and Referral Systems: Establishing robust case management systems to identify, assess, and respond to cases of child abuse, ensuring timely referrals to appropriate services and follow-up support

Collaboration and Networking: Building cohesive partnerships with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, law enforcement, healthcare providers, and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen child protection systems and enhance coordination efforts

Research and Data Collection: Conduct research, surveys, and assessments to better understand the prevalence and patterns of child abuse, identify gaps in services, and inform evidence-based interventions and policy development

Advocacy and Policy Reform: Advocating for the implementation and enforcement of child protection laws, policies, and standards at local, national, and international levels to ensure children's rights are upheld and respected

Economic and sustainable livelihoods 

Implementing economic and sustainable livelihood initiatives involves a variety of activities aimed at improving the economic well-being of individuals and communities while promoting environmental sustainability and resilience. Under this intervention, DEPCOT implements the following activities;

Vocational Skills Training: Offer training programs to equip individuals with marketable skills relevant to local industries such as agriculture, crafts, small-scale manufacturing, tourism, or service sectors

Entrepreneurship Development: Provide entrepreneurship training, mentorship, and support services to aspiring entrepreneurs, including business planning, financial management, marketing, and access to microfinance or small business loans

Microfinance and Savings Groups: Facilitate the formation of savings and credit groups or cooperatives to enable community members, particularly women and marginalized groups, to access financial services, save money, and invest in income-generating activities

Agricultural Development: Promote sustainable agricultural practices, including organic farming, crop diversification, agroforestry, and water conservation techniques, to improve productivity, food security, and resilience to climate change

Livestock Management and Animal Husbandry: Provide training and support in livestock management, animal healthcare, breed improvement, and value-added activities such as dairy processing or poultry farming to enhance income and nutrition

Market Linkages and Value Chain Development: Strengthen linkages between producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers through market assessments, value chain analysis, and support for collective marketing initiatives to improve market access and profitability

Monitoring and Evaluation: Establish robust monitoring and evaluation systems to track the impact of livelihood interventions, measure progress towards sustainable development goals, and inform adaptive management and learning

Natural resource conservation  championship

Championing the conservation of natural resources and the environment involves a variety of activities aimed at preserving ecosystems, mitigating environmental degradation, and promoting sustainable development. Here are key activities that DEPCOT can implement;

Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration; Implement projects to conserve and restore key ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, coral reefs, mangroves, and grasslands through habitat restoration, reforestation, and biodiversity conservation efforts

Protected Area Management; Enhance the management and protection of protected areas, national parks, and wildlife reserves through the implementation of effective conservation strategies, law enforcement, and community engagement initiatives

Biodiversity Monitoring and Research; Conduct biodiversity surveys, monitoring programs, and scientific research to assess the status of biodiversity, identify threatened species, and inform conservation planning and management decisions

Community-Based Conservation; Engage local communities as stewards of natural resources through community-based conservation initiatives, participatory management approaches, and sustainable livelihoods projects that provide incentives for conservation

Environmental Education and Awareness; Raise awareness and promote environmental education among communities, schools and stakeholders about the importance of biodiversity conservation, sustainable resource management, and climate change adaptation

Policy Advocacy and Lobbying; Advocate for the adoption and implementation of policies, laws, and regulations that promote environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable development at local, national, and international levels

Sustainable Land Use Planning; Facilitate land use planning processes that prioritize conservation objectives, sustainable agriculture, forest management and land zoning to minimize habitat fragmentation, deforestation and land degradation

Sustainable Land Use Planning; Facilitate land use planning processes that prioritize conservation objectives, sustainable agriculture, forest management and land zoning to minimize habitat fragmentation, deforestation and land degradation

Water Resource Management; Promote integrated water resource management approaches to protect freshwater ecosystems, ensure access to clean water, and address water pollution, over-extraction, and unsustainable water use practices

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Implement projects to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, enhance climate resilience, and promote adaptation measures such as reforestation, renewable energy deployment, and sustainable agriculture practices

Pollution Control and Waste Management; Implement pollution control measures, waste management systems, and recycling initiatives to reduce pollution, minimize waste generation, and promote resource efficiency

Corporate and Industry Engagement; Collaborate with businesses, industries, and corporate partners to promote sustainable practices, reduce environmental footprints, and support conservation initiatives through corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and partnerships

International Cooperation and Partnerships; Foster collaboration and partnerships with international organizations, NGOs, research institutions, and donor agencies to mobilize resources, share best practices, and address transboundary environmental issues


Enhancing community health and well-being by facilitating access to comprehensive healthcare services involves a range of activities aimed at promoting disease prevention, improving access to healthcare, and addressing the underlying determinants of health. Here are key activities that can be implemented;

Health Education and Promotion; Conduct health education sessions and awareness campaigns to educate communities about preventive health practices, including hygiene, nutrition, family planning, and the importance of seeking timely medical care

Community Health Workers; Train and deploy community health workers to provide basic healthcare services, health education, and referrals for more complex medical conditions, particularly in remote or underserved areas

Mobile Clinics and Outreach Programs; Organize mobile health clinics and outreach programs to deliver essential healthcare services, including vaccinations, prenatal care, and screening for common diseases, to communities with limited access to healthcare facilities

Malaria Prevention and Treatment; Implement malaria prevention interventions such as distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, and provision of antimalarial medications for prompt diagnosis and treatment of malaria cases

Immunization Campaigns; Conduct immunization campaigns to ensure high vaccination coverage against preventable diseases such as measles, polio, tetanus, and hepatitis, targeting both children and adults

Maternal and Child Health Services; Provide comprehensive maternal and child health services, including antenatal care, skilled attendance at childbirth, postnatal care, and child immunizations, to reduce maternal and child mortality rates

Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services; Offer family planning counseling, contraceptives, and reproductive health services to empower individuals and couples to make informed choices about their reproductive health and family size

Safe Water and Sanitation; Implement water and sanitation projects to improve access to safe drinking water sources, promote hygiene practices, and reduce the risk of waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid fever

Nutrition Programs; Implement nutrition interventions to address malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, including supplementary feeding programs, nutrition education, and promotion of breastfeeding practices

Mental Health Support; Provide mental health services, counseling, and psychosocial support to individuals and families affected by mental health disorders, trauma, or psychosocial distress, promoting mental well-being and resilience

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment; Offer HIV/AIDS prevention education, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services, antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-positive individuals, and support services for affected individuals and their families

Health Infrastructure Development; Improve healthcare infrastructure by constructing and upgrading healthcare facilities, equipping clinics with essential medical supplies and equipment, and ensuring access to essential medicines and diagnostics