RESCOF International is a France-based international non-profit non-governmental humanitarian organization, and a leading proponent of Wholistic Community Development in the French-speaking world. RESCOF International is an international network of people, churches and organizations, really passionate and committed to Wholistic Community Development, with the CHE program (Community Health Education) as main tool. We are interconnected to share useful ideas, materials and best practices, to encourage one another and to coordinate our efforts. RESCOF International is part of 2 global networks : . CHE network / chenetwork.org . Collaborative for Neighborhood Transformation / neighborhoodtransformation.net
What is the CHE program
Community Health Education is a model of Wholistic Community Development, a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. Born in Africa in the 1980s, the CHE program was then extended to other continents and it proved to be suitable for a wide range of situations. It is now used in 129 countries by associations, NGOs, governments, churches, as it allows vulnerable communities to break the cycle of poverty. It is a simple comprehensive approach, adaptable to a wide range of settings, whether urban or rural. It seeks the empowerment of local communities and strengthens the capacity of people as active citizens through their community groups, organisations and networks.
What we do
RESCOF International organises its activities around 3 different areas of actions
CHE in Africa : we train church members and Christian organizations, encourage and follow up their activities
Urban CHE (Impact'Ville) in Europe: we train church members and Christian organizations, encourage and follow up their activities
Short term mission trips : we organize short term teams to visit CHE program areas in Africa, Asia and Europe. Team members can meet our partners on the mission field and have a moving life experience.
Our teaching materials are related to various fields (Christian faith, health, education, agriculture, social issues, adapted technologies...) and are freely available in French language on our website. For English language: see chenetwork.org or neighborhoodtransformation.net
Contact / support
If you are interested by Wholistic Community Development in French speaking countries : . support our actions by donating through Paypal : donation . contact us at: email@example.com