Progressive Volunteers is striving to improve self-reliance of individuals and urban communities to reduce their vulnerability, manage and mitigate impacts of natural and man made disasters in the informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. The project empowers 200 people by training them on community-based first aid skills, preventive health care and environmental hygiene and purchasing of 320 First Aid Tool Kits for 50 learning institutions in Mathare, Kariobangi, Korogocho slums, Nairobi.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
With dire poverty in the Nairobi urban slums, few people can afford basic health care services from the inaccessible, understaffed, very few and costly health centers. So many people when faced with emergencies in the house, school or in the community end up worsening the situation severely. For example, get hurt, disabled, prolonged illnesses and unnecessary deaths. This is due to lack of trained and skilled First Aiders to respond to emergencies within these communities.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project empowers 200 people (Trainer of Trainees) and 50 learning institutions by training them on community-based first aid skills, preventive health care and environmental hygiene and purchasing of 320 first aid tool kits for 50 learning institutions in Mathare, Kariobangi, Korogocho and Baba Dogo communities. This will enable the empowered individuals to respond to daily emergencies in the inaccessible slums where health professionals are absent or overworked.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project based on volunteerism and community ownership plans to empower 200 individuals, 50 learning institutions and communities with first aid tool kits, trainings and education in order to reduce, manage and mitigate impacts of natural and man-made disasters, emergencies within informal settlements. The trained individuals (Trainer of Trainees ) shall engage in subsequent trainings in learning institutions and social centers.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.