Health
 Cameroon
Project #7759

Health Education in 20 Primary Schools in Cameroon

by Knowledge for Children
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Summary

This project will provide health education to rural communities in Cameroon, in order to reduce Malaria and HIV/AIDs prevalence among children. In order to encourage behavioral change, all levels of the community will be targeted. New health clubs will be created in 20 primary schools to enhance learning efforts and bolster public support. Basic knowledge materials and prevention practices will be taught through seminars and training sessions involving teachers and parents.
$10,000
total goal
$2,305
remaining
80
donors
1
monthly donor
5
years active

Challenge

Rural primary school pupils in this region do not get access to practical information or skills in health related issues which could help them make informed decisions to protect themselves against fatal diseases like HIV/AIDS and Malaria. Due to deeply rooted customs and traditions in rural communities of the North West Region of Cameroon, sex education for children is limited and schools are reluctant to provide suitable sex education.

Solution

Knowledge for Children recognizes the lack of educational materials for empowering these communities to make informed decisions about basic health issues. The 20 health clubs to be set up in primary schools will help children stay healthy and feel in control over their health and hygienic choices, while providing essential HIV/AIDS and Malaria prevention workshops for teachers and parents. These clubs thus involve the entire community, creating a sustainable web of support and knowledge.

Long-Term Impact

Our priority is to establish sustainable development and through our projects, build the capacity necessary within communities to foster self reliance. Our programs always involve the beneficiaries utilizing a participatory approach. This project will go a long way in promoting healthy behavioral practices; essential to reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and Malaria among primary school-aged children.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.knowledgeforchildren.org

Organization Information

Knowledge for Children

Location: Kumbo, North West region - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​www.knowledgeforchildren.org
Project Leader:
Devine Suiven
mr
Kumbo, North West Region Cameroon
$7,695 raised of $10,000 goal
 
 
151 donations
$2,305 to go
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