Project #2284

Mobilizing Grassroots Health Workers

by Riders for Health
Jul 14, 2011

Newly registered training school in Kenya.

Our program in Kenya continues to grow.  Recently Riders worked with community-based organizations (CBO) to train their health care workers how to ride their motorbikes safely and with confidence.  In this last training session there were 20 people that participated.  Riders has gotten some great feedback from trainees on their experience at the newly registered training school in Kenya.

Prior to the training, 68% of the 20 attendees had never ridden a motorcycle and three had never even ridden a bicycle. When they were asked what their worries were going into the training, the main concerns noted were accidents and others on the roads who haven’t received proper training.

 After the training, the trainees left feeling “empowered”, “safe” and “confident”. Every attendee said they were either satisfied or very satisfied in terms of their experience, the professionalism of the school and the training they received.  On a scale of one to five,  90% gave a rating of five out of five and the remaining gave four out of five.

 Here are some of the things trainees had to say.

Benard Ochieng' Sigunga, Clinical Community Health Assistant with KEMRI- FACES, said, “The instructors seem to have a good academic and professional background, they are very good at theory and fantastic at technical demonstrations.”

Jacknne O. Hamisi, a Social Worker with KEMRI- FACES, said, “I am very confident, skilled and in control of the motorbike.”

Every donation we receive brings us an important step closer to our vision of a world in which people do not suffer or die simply because the health care they need does not reach them.



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Riders for Health

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Riders for Health
Project Leader:
Jake Fuchs
Chicago, IL United States

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