The Béré Adventist Nutrition Training Center is primarily a program designed to assist mothers with malnourished children to restore those youngsters back to health and train mothers how to continue providing a nourishing diet for her family thus avoiding future malnourishment in other children. Secondly, Béré Adventist Nutrition Training Center can become an evangelism outreach to the mothers and families through the spiritual care we provide. Finally, the Béré Adventist Nutrition Training Center will become a training site for future volunteers who can staff other nutrition sites in the region.
The nutrition center has had several names throughout its brief history. We have recently changed the name to Bere Adventist Nutrition Training Center to reflect more of what we do for the mothers. In everything that we do, we provide training, primarily in nutrition, but also in various other activities, all of which help overcome the barriers to malnutrition.
The Béré Adventist Nutrition Training Center is located approximately five kilometers from Béré Adventist Hospital, out near a smaller village called Bendely. It was intentionally placed away from the attraction of the larger city of Bere, in order to help the mothers focus on their children and not be drawn away to the interests in the city. Also, Gary and Wendy desired that the setting would be more like the mother’s home village in the bush.
The future of tomorrow starts today, at Bere Nutition Center
Children who are scared, sick, tired and malnourished come to Bere Nutrition Center to be healed. Many patients take part in a mulit week program that allows them to regain their strength and health through proper nourishment and education to the parents. Watch this video to see the faces of just a few of the lives that Bere continues to touch each and every day through the support provided by organizations like AHI, Restore a child, and others.
Restore a child continues to work with AHI site, Bere Nutrition Center in Chad. Here is just one of the many success stories that this center is able to be a part of.
Nekarmbay Viviane was very malnourished when she first came to Bere for treatment. But three weeks later, her improvement is astounding.