The Camels Set Out
Happy 2013 from all of us here at CHAT!
We hope this report finds all of you well and with a good start into the New Year.
CHAT is entering 2013 with a fresh start. Our website has recently been re-developed (www.chatafrica.org) , new volunteer opportunities have been put into place, which you can learn more about through our website, and the camels are heading out for a month-long trek.
In the past three months, your donations through Global Giving afforded us the means to support a new Family Planning Community Based Health Worker (FPCBHW). His name is Josphat Ekai Ngasike. He is based in a village by the name of Marti, located in the Samburu North district. Josphat’s role is to mobilize local community members to visit the clinic. As our work takes place in some of the most remote areas in Kenya, it is important to have contacts on the ground in order to remind people of clinic dates and locations as well as to explain the family planning services we offer and also speak with villagers about the pros and cons of each of the methods. I will post a photograph of Josphat soon.
These FPCBHWs are an integral part of our work. They are our eyes and ears and voice in the districts where we work and have become individuals both the clinic and the communities we serve, rely on for information and communication.
Thank you for your continued support of CHAT. The next report will have a story or two from the camel clinic that just set out.
We look forward to updating you again soon.
All of our best wishes to you fand your family for a healthy and happy 2013!
The Team at CHAT
Mary.... A CHAT FPCBHW