2018年08月07日

ESSUMBA SCHOOL HANDOVER AND JIGGER REMOVAL EVENT

In a colourful ceremony, the school management, and the community was handed over the Essumba primary school, after a Ksh. 8.3 million facelift and renovation.
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Previously, the students used to sit on ground. This exposed them to infestation by jiggers, which has affected the community so much.
Further, the school had new toilets built to facilitate sanitation among the students.
According to the Japanese Deputy Ambassador to Kenya, the project is part of the Overseas Development Aid (ODA) fund, which Kenya has been the biggest beneficiary.
The project funding was facilitated through efforts of RESULTS Japan, which had initially started a jigger campaign in the region.
Jigger Removal Event
The jigger problem has affected the village with over 5000 people. However, with continued removal, spraying and treatment, the jiggers have significantly reduced.
The event began with the patient’s feet and limbs being dipped in treatment chemicals to kill the jiggers. Later, they are removed manually and the feet are applied with Vaseline. Sometimes the jigger removal is so painful that the patients cry.
Later, Ms. Noriko gave them shoes, which they could fit and walk in, to avoid reinfection.
It was also good to see the patients enjoy the many chocolates that Ms. Noriko had brought for them.
RESULTS Japan has been running the jigger campaign for over two years now, and the outcome has been impressive, and praised by the Japanese and Kenyan government.

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posted by resultsjp at 01:29| Comment(3) | 情報
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これぞ誰一人取り残さない社会の実現に向けた一丁目一番地です。誰かに依存せず、みんなで立ち上がる強さをすなのみ村の若きリーダー・エドワードに持っていただきたいです
Posted by ことり at 2018年08月07日 01:43
この学校から、ケニアの将来を背負って立つ人たちが巣立って行って欲しいです。
Posted by しん at 2018年08月08日 08:02
スナノミ症の予防で住みよい街になることを祈念します。
Posted by ひら at 2018年08月08日 20:30
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