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ESIKOMA COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT

ESIKOMA COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT

In het kort:

Land
Kenia
Soort werk
Handarbeid
Projectduur
11 t/m 31 augustus
Aantal deelnemers
15 (6 mannen en 9 vrouwen)

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 Volunteers with medical background will assist the medical and non-medical staff in the community hospital.
 Participating in community home visits.
 Engaging in other income generation activities like brick making
 Preparation of tree nurseries and planting.
 Cleaning of the project area
 Visiting nearby school to offer health related talks
 Helping in maintenance activities like painting and a little bit of construction

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Accommodation will be at a host home which is about 7 minutes’ walk to the main project site. It is important that you have your own sleeping mat, mosquito net and a sleeping bag. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and will share the responsibility of preparing the food.

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In this workcamp, volunteers will have a chance to do evening nature walks, home visits, cultural meetings and games. During weekends, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria, Kisumu Museum, the Crying Stone, the equator line, and a general tour in Kisumu city. Volunteers will also have the opportunity for an early morning visit to Kakamega Rainforest, hike on the forest hill and witness a sunrise from the forest hill. Leisure activities’ costs are not included in the participation fee.

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Esikoma Community Health Project was established by the Esikoma Community Health Self-Help Group, which has been in existence since 2016. The project has constructed a community hospital which will be opened on 25th November 2022 to begin offering health services to local community. The hospital comprises of doctor’s consultation rooms, Maternity wing, a pharmacy, patients waiting bay and temporary wards. More facilities are still under construction.

The Self-Help Group is comprised of volunteers operating within Busia County, with the mission of spearheading the implementation of community health, environmental projects and development programs. The group focuses on Health and community development and other health-related issues. The group received training on HIV/AIDS prevention, VCT Counselling, Community mobilization, and home-based caregiving and education from the German foundation for world population.

During this period, the trainees realized that there was a big health problem in their community. Apart from HIV/AIDS as the main problem, there were more health issues such as an increasing number of orphans/ vulnerable children, and jigger menace as a result of parents’ death from HIV/AIDS. Most orphans were infected by jiggers, this was as a result of parental and guardian poor care. In general, such children lack basic needs such as health care, shelter, education, and clothing among others.

Having realized all these problems within the community, the Community Health Volunteers decided to establish a group and named it as Esikoma Community Health Volunteers (ECHV). The group is engaging in activities like providing medical services, Jiggers eradication program, creating tree nurseries and planting trees, Health Education in local schools and Distribution of sanitary pads to schools. The profit generated from selling of the trees is channelled to the hospital project.

Projectnaam

ESIKOMA COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT

Projectcode

CIVS/STV-08-02/2023

Land

Soort werk

Startdatum

11-8-2023

Einddatum

31-8-2023

Aantal vrijwilligers

15 (6 mannen en 9 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 40 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 300

Taal

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 345, exclusief € 50 korting voor studenten en jongeren onder de 18.
Jongeren onder 18 jaar moeten voor vertrek verplicht een training volgen. De kosten hiervoor zijn € 50 euro en worden apart in rekening gebracht.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 300.