The Bangsamoro Umpungan sa Nutrisyon (BangUN) Project is a convergence of services addressing the high incidence of hunger and malnutrition among children in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Specifically, it aims to: contribute to saving the lives of children who are vulnerable to dying or getting sick because of malnutrition; improve the nutritional status of children identified as underweight and severely underweight; empower parents or guardians to achieve food security and good health for their families; and, build resilient communities by facilitating access to nutrition-support programs.
As components, the BangUN includes Nutrition Direct Services (i.e., weight and height measurement, health check-up, deworming and micronutrient supplementation), Nutrition Education and Advocacy (i.e., nutrition literacy classes, responsible parenthood sessions, and nutrition and health-related events) and Building Resilient Communities (i.e., livelihood skills training, livelihood capital, food-for-work, cash-for-work, access to potable drinking water, production of indigenous food for children, psychosocial interventions, etc.).
Implementing Agency: DSWD
Beneficiaries of the project are the following: children 0-4 years old in communities; children 4-6 years old in Madaris (Muslim schools); children 6-12 years old in Madaris or public elementary schools not covered by feeding programs of the Department of Education; pregnant women, including teen mothers; and, lactating mothers.
The project did not set targets for the outcome indicator, thus 18.5% of the children served has improved nutritional status from severely underweight to underweight.