Still under the banner “Good Health For Quality Education” the20 health clubs have continued to promote healthy habits in the schools andcommunities with Health Scouts. After the narrative report submitted recentlywe focused more on the analysis of the project evaluation.
Based on these results, wenoticed that basic knowledge on HIV/AIDS and Malaria was gained by the Health Scouts(HS) as well as the Health Club Coordinators (HCC) during the pilot phase ofproject execution. Looking at the analysis some clubs did better that othersand so we will have to focus more on those clubs that did not perform well while mentaining the standards of those that did well during the pilot phase of this project. (Seeevaluation analysis attached).
Future Plans:We plan to involve 20 moreschools to benefit from this project, thus a total of 40 schools with HealthClubs (HC). Based on the project design and execution Knowledge for Children (KforC)has set a criterion for the selection of the twenty new schools, which includesdemography, number of years the school has benefited from ourprojects and the dynamism of the staffing body of the school. The reason beingthat all of these aspects put together will contribute greatly to the successof project execution.
In order to better empower theHealth Club Coordinators (HCC) we have designed a health toolkit for all thehealth clubs which covers topics on HIV, Malaria, Nutrition, ReproductiveHealth, Gender, STDs, Roll Plays, Water Sanitation and Hygiene and much more.We have also compiled a learner’s activity book with class room basedactivities on HIV and AIDS and Malaria for pupils under 10 years of age, 10 to15 and above. With the help of a Belgian volunteer who worked with us, we havedesigned a game called “Healthy Youths” which will facilitate HIV and AIDSinteractive learning among rural primary school pupils. Plus we are preparing apackage of HIV Action Readers (HAR) from Junior African writers, charts, aswell as the “Love Check” games which we plan to teach the clubs by VideoProjections.
Workshops:In order to fully and effectivelyinvolve the new schools in the project, we intend to form a geographicalclustering (buddy system) which will enable the new and old schools to networkfor better output. In this light we are organizing 4 workshops in October 2012to bring health club coordinators and health scouts from all the clubs forcapacity building.
The aim of these workshops willbe to introduce health clubs in 20 new schools, introduce the health toolkit,the Healthy youth game and the learner’s activity book with HIV/AIDS classroombased activities. Furthermore we are already making plans for the celebrationof Worlds Aids Day with the Health scouts.
Appreciation:We still continue to extend our sincere appreciationto all those who have and are still supporting this project. Together we canbring more healthy habits to primary school children in the rural areas of theNorth West Region.
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