Jun 2, 2021

Equipment Needed!

 

This year 2021 in Homabay we  are working with Cohort: 3

County: Homabay

 

Background

The 100 girls initiated is a program that was designed and implemented by Community Focus Group since March 2018 and has contributed a lot in the lives of teen mothers in Homabay county and other counties. The program’s main objective is to develop skills of teen mothers who have dropped out of school by imparting them with skills on hairdressing, tailoring, beauty, catering, basketry and jewelry making. The process and the training have brought a lot of change in the lives of teen mothers who have lost hope in life. So far CFG has trained two cohorts in Homabay county from 2018 which included six participants from Homabay county.

 

CFG requires  support in purchaisng , dryers,(3) Tongs , Haidressing supplies for the project and hope that this year we will be able to accomplish this goal

Jun 1, 2021

Making A Difference In Homabay!

Year :2021 Cohort: 3 County: Homabay Background The Train 100 girls project  is a program that was designed and implemented by Community Focus Group since March 2018 and has contributed a lot in the lives of teen mothers in Homabay county and other counties. The program’s main objective is to develop skills of teen mothers who have dropped out of school by imparting them with skills on hairdressing, tailoring, beauty, catering, basketry and jewelry making.

The process and the training have brought a lot of change in the lives of teen mothers who have lost hope in life. So far CFG has trained two cohorts in Homabay county from 2018 which included six participants from Homabay county. Homabay 2021 Cohorts In 2021 homabay selected 2 teen mothers to join the training on hairdressing at Elegance salon in Oyugis town. They began their training on the 23rd March 2021 after their orientation by their instructor Pamela. Melvin and Sweery were grateful to join the skill development training after having a difficult experience as teen who dropped out of school.

 

They joined the training on the 23rd March 2021 with no experience on hairdressing but with the zeal to learn and be productive participants. One of the girls joined when her self esteem was very low and it took her time to become social and start opening up due to traumatic experience that she encountered, being sexually abused that led to her pregnancy. So far, there has been a lot of improvement in their communication skills and their self-esteem has increased. In addition, there has been some progress in their skills development. They can now wash and blow-dry hair well and crotchet artificial dreadlocks. They are still practicing making corn rows and weaving which needs a lot of practice to learn. They believe their passion and commitment to learn the skill will yield results at the end of the six months

Mar 22, 2021

There is Hope! Even Though We Are in The Third Wave Of The COvid-19 Pandemic

In Kenya We are in the third wave of this virus, and it‘s a wave that threatens to erase all the gains we have made as a country in fighting the pandemic over the last one year.

The numbers of those being admitted into our health facilities with the virus has been rising at an alarming rate. 114 patients had been admitted to our Intensive Care Units (ICU).

That number has shot up to 123. Many of these are on supplementary oxygen. A total of 148 are being supported with supplemental and supplementary oxygen. 17 others have been moved to the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

28 patients have lost their lives to this disease, an increase of 11 from the number given when we had 17 deaths.  The number is not just the highest this year but is also the highest we have recorded since the virus was first reported in Kenya.

The number of those being admitted to hospital has also shot up, and 830 are admitted in various health facilities while 2,332 are on home based Isolation and care.

The rising cases is an indication that we have lowered our guard and majority of us have thrown all caution to the window.

It is time to return to the basics, by strictly adhering to the containment measures 

This includes washing our hands with soap and water, wearing of face masks at all times in public places, maintaning of social and physical distance, and avoiding all forms of gatherings be they social or political.

At beginning of this year, we had seen a drop in the number of counties reporting cases, and even then, the cases were low.  On January the 20th for instance, only 17 counties reported positive cases, that number has more than doubled to 38.( This is according to the goverment report) Ref:https://www.africanews.com/2021/03/20/coronavirus-kenya-covid-19-update-19-march-2021//

Many of those contracting the virus are not getting it from outsiders but rather from members of their communities.  The implication here is that Covid-19 is now well in our communities, and we need to be more careful how we go about our day to day affairs in our own communities.

Community Focus Group requires Finacial support to carry out our project and to educate our communities on Covid-19 Resilience

 

 

 
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