Transforming the Lives of Children since 1986

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INMED Partnerships for Children rescues children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence or instability and prepares them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation. INMED’s vision is to transform the future for generations of children by building continuity of support from infancy to adulthood.

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Aquaponics in South Africa

Our team at INMED South Africa was pleased to get a glowing progress report from the principal and aquaponics coordinator of Kempton Park primary school in Johannesburg, where INMED and Air Products installed an aquaponics system and sensory garden last September. Since then, the grow beds have yielded bumper crops of tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers and peppers. INMED has trained 16 teachers and four parents how to maintain the system, along with one full-time gardener.

Teachers of all grade levels are using the aquaponics system for their math, science and health lessons. In addition to tending the crops and caring for the fish, students are keeping meticulous records of crop production and comparing it to the crops grown in their traditional garden.… Read the rest...

Healthy Families Loudoun

Did you know that INMED’s Healthy Families Loudoun (HFL) program ranks among the top 5 of such programs in Virginia? Since joining the Healthy Families Virginia network in 1998, HFL has met or exceeded target outcomes consistently.

Healthy Families Loudoun is accredited by Prevent Child Abuse America’s Healthy Families America (HFA) program, an evidence-based, nationally recognized home visiting program model designed to work with overburdened families who are at risk for child abuse and neglect and other adverse childhood experiences. Loudoun County ranks third among Northern Virginia counties for reported child abuse cases, according to Stop Child Abuse Now.

“In all years, [INMED’s] data collection has been exemplary, their annual report cards have met all objectives,” noted Lee Huntington, lead evaluator for Healthy Families Virginia.… Read the rest...

Happy Birthday, Dr. Thad Jackson

Happy Birthday, Dr. Thad Jackson! As INMED’s long-time, world-renowned aquaponics expert and board member, Thad has been a leading force behind INMED’s innovative climate-smart agriculture solutions for distressed communities in Latin America, the Caribbean and Southern Africa. Wishing you all the best in the coming year, Thad!Read the rest...