CBSM Kimilili: Health Campaigns

We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of our Health Campaigns at School4Life. Our initiatives aimed to address critical health issues affecting our community and provide necessary interventions.

Through our Anti-Jigger Campaigns, we have made a significant impact in combating jigger infestation. Over 500 children and community members have been successfully treated, thanks to the dedication of our team and the training received by our School4Life teachers. We have also distributed more than 100 kilograms of shoes, generously donated by Walder Schuhe, ensuring that children are protected from jigger infestation as they no longer have to run around barefoot.

Our Anti-AIDS Competition brought awareness and education about HIV and AIDS prevention. Twenty School4Life students participated in an anti-HIV/AIDS poster competition sponsored by PEPFAR. We are proud to share that Collins Omukata, one of our students, emerged as a top 6 finalist for his age group out of 75 posters. Their creativity and commitment to an AIDS-free generation were truly inspiring.

As part of our Anti-Littering Initiative, we engaged 280 children, teachers, and School4Life friends in a vibrant community event. Through education and action, we highlighted the importance of proper waste management and instilled a sense of responsibility among participants. The parade, adorned with colorful ribbons, balloons, and face paint, not only cleaned the streets but also spread awareness about the impact of litter on health and living standards.

Operation Toothbrush successfully provided oral hygiene supplies to orphans and children in need at our School4Life education center. Many of these children had never owned a toothbrush before, and we believe that this simple tool will contribute to better oral health and help prevent dental issues such as cavities and gum inflammation.

In collaboration with Aqua Pura, we installed three water flow systems, ensuring clean drinking water for our 800 students at school, 30 children at the Children’s Home, and 30 children at the Special Needs School. This initiative has eliminated the need for fetching water from the river, promoting hygiene practices and preventing the spread of waterborne diseases.

During our Community Day Celebration, we gathered together to honor the achievements of the year. Parents, teachers, students, and friends came together to showcase their talents and celebrate the progress made. It was a joyous occasion, filled with heartfelt speeches and expressions of gratitude. The event not only fostered a sense of belonging but also strengthened the bond between School4Life and the community we serve.

We extend our sincere appreciation to all the supporters, donors, and partners who made these projects possible. Together, we have made a positive impact on the health and well-being of our community, creating lasting change for generations to come.

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