Sexual and reproductive health training for women and children
In partnership with Ujamaa Africa, Rotary Clubs in D9560
2018 - 500+ Students trained
2019 - 766 Students trained and 55 Community Women trained - SASA classes commenced at GK Prision
2022 - 2,116 Students trained and 13 Community Leaders given GVB training
Better equip women and girls to deal with menstrual hygiene
Provide a wider scope of health education, improving the wellbeing of women, children and their families
In partnership with Days for Girls, Kaijado Health Department and their CHV's, Roteract Club of Kitengela, Rotary Clubs in D9560, St Johns Community Centre and St Monica's Kitengela
2018 - 286 kits provided at Noonkirpir Primary
2019 - 236 kits provided at GK Prision Primary, 189 kits distributed at Mavoko School and 55 kits distributed to Mama's who attended the Ujamaa Training
2020 - 71 Kits distributed at Bissil Primary School and in youth groups identified by the Roteract Club of Kitengela
2022 - 700 kits distributed through CHV's who were trained by Days For Girls Trainers in their community, they also facilitated programs at the local hospital and St John's to young girls with HIV stigma and orphans
In partnership with Kaijado Health Department, Tai Sang Giving Back Rotary E Club One
2021 - Provided COVID education, masks and food packs to the differently abled community. Too we sponsored thermoguns, educational signage and masks for the Kitengela Sub County Community Hospital.
2022 - Built community garden's at GK Prision Primary School and Noonkirpir Primary School
- Implemented First Aid Training for 40 Community members including CHV's, Government Chairs, Teachers and community members
- Provided transport for 9 differently abled community for their vaccines
- Provided 60,000 + Meals and growing to school children and street children
- Provided tens of thousands of fruit snacks on Saturday's to school going children
- Provided Large First Aid Kits to Noonkirpir Primary, GK Prision Primary, Athi River Primary School and Utimishi
- Partnered with Huruma Theatre Arts Group to provide entertainment at our events (A youth group formed to educate children in dance and counselling sessions)
- Provided 300 food packs to communities who lost cattle in the drought
- Took on our first employees from differing backgrounds offering a variety of supports, including food stuff, education and other needs
never forget where we have come from
Our Director and Social Media Manager are from Timor and over the flooding we offered sanitary packs, including but not limited to soap, shampoo and nappies for the Tibar community
We have met with an agriculture specialist, a M and E specialists - (who recommended some of the changes you see here) and took on financial softwares to better monitor ourselves. As well as this we have a person dedicated to our social media messages so you the donor get the information as soon as possible. We heard you and have got better pictures and more of them and are working on having more video footage for you to see our progress.
2022 - Victoria travelled to Darwin, Mareeba, Mackay, Townsville and Melbourne to offer in person updates to donors, we recognise and appreciate you. Too she presented via zoom direct from some of our programs for donors. However we acknowledge that our newsletters have been lacking this year and will work to improve this moving forward. We were also excited to welcome our first international visitors and look forward to more in 2023.
We are looking deeper at where we can better educate ourselves to be better practitioners. Including taking Swahili classes, attending ACNC seminars, bettering our needs assessment collections. If you have comments, suggestions or opinions we would love to hear them.
How do our goals fit with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?
While our work largely focuses on improving the well-being of women and children, we acknowledge that there are many efforts and guiding principles worldwide aimed at reducing global inequality - specifically, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) - that tie in with our mission. Some of our projects are directly related to the SDGs, while others are indirectly related through the processes we undertake behind every project.
In this regard, we have collaborated on programs which align with the following goals of the UN SDGs:
Goal 1: No poverty
Goal 2: Zero hunger
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected millions worldwide, and has pushed many to the brink of poverty. Many have lost jobs and are unable to afford basic nutrition. We are currently working with Dr. Fred from the Kitengela Sub-County Community Hospital to establish a community garden on the grounds of the hospital. Our goal is to involve the women from the community programs in the design and implementation of the garden using natural, organic and local resources in the process of growing food. Through this project, we hope to build the capacity of women through the learning and training of agricultural skills. We hope that with this project the community has access to knowledge and skills needed to achieve food security through sustainable food production.
Through the women’s education programs at the Kitengela Sub-County Community Hospital, women have raised concerns regarding access to clean unsalted drinking water, basic training and first aid supplies. Going forward, we aim to address these concerns and partner up with local initiatives to ensure they have an opportunity to improve the well-being of mothers and children at home and in their community.
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 5: Gender equality
Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
Young girls in Kenya, and most of Africa, miss out on approximately a week of school each month due to the periods. Through the Days for Girls program and Mwezi Na Dada, we have distributed over 800 re-usable sanitary pads kits and provided lessons to young girls about menstrual hygiene to ensure that they can attend school and don’t miss out on their education just because they are menstruating. We have provided lessons on sexual and reproductive health, giving young girls an opportunity to speak about their experiences and ask questions in a safe space.
Since 2017, we have partnered with Ujamaa Africa in offering education to over 1500 children on puberty and sexual health. The program works to encompass learning in a culturally-appropriate manner. The program also includes the Sexual Assault Survivors Anon program and the Champion Program; additionally, we endeavour to expand into an adult Masters Training program in the future.
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
As part of our merchandising processes, we are collaborating with organisations that use environmentally safe and ethically sourced materials and processes. The ethos governing our sourcing procedure is centred around respect for the environment and the labour which goes into producing quality products.
rotary's areas of focus?
Thanks to -
Rotary Club of Mundingburra
Rotary Club of Townsville Central
Rotary Club of Darwin South
Rotary Club of Mareeba
Rotary Club of Ross River
Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise
Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise
Greg Marlow and the team from the 2019 -
9550 District Conference
Areas of focus that our work encompasses
Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
Maternal and child health
Through education on puberty, sexual health, and empowerment, our partners in Kenya promote peaceful homes and communities whilst educating women and children on their reproductive health.
Disease prevention and treatment
Water and sanitation
Environment and sustainability
Through the distribution of reusable sanitary kits we are offering women and girls safe alternatives for menstrual hygiene, aiming to prevent menstruation-related disease. These reusable kits provide better sanitation by ensuring girls have pads every time they have their periods, and ensuring less waste is created.
Economic and community development
We are working on programming that will fit within Goal 3 of our business plan which will encourage economic and community development for local women.