2018年08月15日

コミュニテイーの小さな学校

日本リザルツが活動しているケニアのナイロビ市にあるカンゲミ地区は、
植民地時代にできた最も古いスラムです。

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写真はカンゲミでの家庭訪問の様子(学校ではありません)

そこに暮らす人びとの多くは狭い敷地に所狭しと並ぶバラック建ての
窓もない不衛生な住宅に住んでいます。
また、ほとんどが定職がなくその日暮らしの生活を余儀なくされています。

そんな中で、コミュニティーで健康を守る活動をしているCHVと呼ばれる
医療ボランティアが貧しくて学校にいけない子供達に小さな学校を
作りました。結核治療中の患者さんの家庭訪問の帰りに見せてもらったのですが、
小高い丘の中腹に立ち並ぶバラック群の間に廃材でできたまるで小さな隠れ家のような
学校でした。ボランティアの仕事の合間に、CHVたちが材料を持ち寄ってコツコツと
作ったそうです。木枠にトタンの切れ端を打ち付けた簡単な作りですが、
換気のための窓もついています。
案内された教室中には木で作ったベンチが置いてあり、大人も十分座れるスペースが
ありました。子供達を教えるのは教員資格を持ったCHVです。貧しい親たちは講師に謝礼が
払えないため授業料は取っていないそうですが、CHVの寄付では賄えないため現在のところ
講師はボランテイアで教えているようです。

志があり、アクションを起こしたCHVたちの情熱と行動力に感心する一方で、このような活動を
継続するために何ができればよいのか、考えさせられました。

chako



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「ユーモア、素直さ、そして感謝」

  日本リザルツのケニア事務所では、今、大変充実したスタッフ研修会が行われています。リザルツのアドボカシーを学ぶ良い機会であり、小生もブログを見て自己研修に励んでいます。この研修会は、テクニックだけではありません。手紙を書くことは、感謝の気持ちを伝えることです。まずは、手作りメッセージ、次に、インパクトのあるアドボカシーペーパーへ。
 伝えるべきメッセージにも役立つ情報を皆さんにお伝えします。「花みくじ」を頂戴しました。鳳仙花です。「生きることを楽しむコツは三つ、ユーモア、素直さ、そして感謝」です。逆ばかりの自分に耳の痛い言葉ですが、これが今の目標です。
                                  MK

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DELIVERING APPRECIATION CARDS TO GGG+ PARTICIPANTS


Following the success of the GGG+ Forum, RESULTS Japan Kenyan Office has extended gratitude to all the esteemed guests for their immense contributions.
The Kenyan staff delivered appreciation messages over the past week, as an effort to maintain good external relations.
By sending the cards, we intended to lay a good ground to further our advocacy work through sustained goodwill from across the civil society, and government officials.
Our team visited among other, Hon Esther Passaris, Ms. Evelyn Kibuchi, Mr. John Paul Omollo and Dr. Mohamed Sheik.
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It is very good to note that Dr. Mohamed Sheik, Head of Family Health at MoH is very supportive of Yuko’s work, and Yuko is so happy for his good support.
We look forward to heightened collaborations to accelerate the realization of health for all.

Dicken Munga
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TB LAMP ADVOCACY

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TB LAMP advocacy efforts are a major concern for Results Japan Kenya team right now.
We aim to make as many people as possible aware of the TB LAMP in Kangemi.

This is because TB LAMP is fast, Accurate and free for community members.

In order to achieve this, we will pass TB LAMP messages in schools, churches, Public Barazas, and in street action scenes, all focusing on the advantages of the machine.

So far, Shiko and I have created songs and other materials to be used in the process of this advocacy.

The song will be particularly useful when delivering messages about the machine to students.

Indeed, the machine promises a great deal of improvement in controlling TB, faster diagnosis, and generally, reducing the burden of TB in Kangemi.

Street activation will also play a key role. This will come with a lot of creativity in order to catch the attention of the people on the street.

We look forward to a lot of teamwork to enable us to achieve this mountainous task ahead of us.

Hilda Iminza
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WONDERFUL ADVOCACY PRESENTATIONS AT THE KENYA OFFICE


Friday last week, in the office, we had presentations on the creative ways we can facilitate the knowledge of the people of Kangemi about TB LAMP.

It was so interesting the creative ideas the staff came up with.

Given that children love fancy and colourful things, Hilda and I made wonderful costumes that we shall use to attract the attention of the students when teaching them about TB LAMP.
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With this, the memory of the students will recall the TB LAMP for long.
This will also be very important in passing the messages to parents. Children always tell their parents what happens in school.

It is our earnest hope that we will make a great campaign in the coming weeks

Pauline Wanjiku
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TB LAMP ADVOCACY IN KANGEMI


In collaboration with Westlands MoH, we intend to focus on the following community activities to password about the LAMP machine.

Community conversations: These are mostly attended by the people of the locality, to discuss the pertinent community matters every week.

Mothers Support Group: We can also teach the mothers who come to the clinic for nutritional counseling as part of making them aware of the TB services and machines in Kangemi.

Medical outreaches: Here, we will use the different resources from different stakeholders and partners in providing medical examinations like TB screening and sensitization.
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We aim to promote the use of the new TB LAMP as compared to other TB diagnostic machines like GeneXpert and Microscopy due to its sensitivity and simple to use which can maximize the rapid outcome of results at once without necessarily waiting for few days.

Calvince Ouma

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