Community Health Education Program is a project that aims at enhancing the capacity of 39 community structures (8 CLA,PYGRON ,10 healthclubs,20 schools ) in 3 sub counties to promote and uphold positive environmental health practice. To achieve this, the program implements four key areas:
- Promotion of Water ,sanitation and hygiene (WASH and CLTS) interventions
- Awareness creation Climate change adaptations and environmental conservation
- Health education in schools and community (Drug abuse ,HIV/AIDS and STI, and WASH )
- Promotion of sustainable livelihoods to sanitations/environmental groups
- Promotion of recycling enterprises for youths
Targets groups/community structures
- The programs direct beneficiaries are
- 5000 Households in Kamukunji sub county
- Pumwani youth group network (PYGRON ) consisting of 26 sanitation/environmental youth groups
- 20 primary and secondary schools
- 10 health clubs in schools and community
- 8 Cluster Level of Associations
TRAINING REPRESENTATIVES FROM 10 COMMUNITY STRUCTURES ON WASH APPROACH TO BE CHANGE AGENTS.
In May 2016 the program organised a one week training about Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Kiambiu ,the aim of the training was to equip 45 women from community structures (Umoja ni nguvu CLA , Mentor Mothers and sparkling jewels girls )with knowledge on hygiene and sanitation, so that the women can be change agents in their respective residential areas.
Women discussing Sanitation Situation Kiambiu
Women doing Community Mapping during the training
TRAINING COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ON HEALTH EDUCATION USING CHAST MODEL
The program conducted health education sessions in 10 community schools and 3 secondary schools ,the aim of the trainings is to promote positive character formation among children aged between 7- 17 years through health education .Since January to June 2016 ,The program has sensitized 1218 children from 13 schools in Pumwani informal settlements
Paul demonstrating to the children the process of handwashing
Children being taken through handwashing process by the Project Officer
FORMATION OF NEW CHILDREN CLUBS AND STRENGTHEN 20 EXISTING COMMUNITY CLUBS AND SCHOOL CLUBS
This quarter the program formed two new children’s clubs in St. John's Community Centre's None Formal Education School - the clubs are ART club and Wakulima club.
Art club is involved in of recycling of waste using Art and craft technique ,the club beautifys their school with murals made of waste (plastic, broken glass and bottle tops)
Wakulima club is involved in environmental conservation in SJCC school ,the club has started a homesack gardening where they have planted vegetables that they sell to community members.
TRAINING TRAINER OF TRAINERS (TOTs) ON LIVELIHOOD CONCEPT
10 TOTS from St. John's Community Centre were trained on Livelihood lens concept ,the TOTs will train sanitation groups on livelihood to help the groups improve their income .
Trainers of Trainers (TOTs) during the Training
Mr. Moses Kamau (Tearfund Facilitator) taking the team through the training.
Group Photo for the TOTs
CONDUCT PILOT TRAINING ON GROUPS ON SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD
2 youth groups (Chipukizi youth group and Sparkling Jewels ) were trained on livelihood lens concept ,both groups made action plans/strategies on how to improve their socio-economic status.
Project Officer taking the Youths through the training
Group work during the training
Youth's during the training
Group Work during the training