Island Community Health Education
Emmanuel International work at a grassroots level with local churches. We have been invited by the TAG church in Mwanza to work specifically with the rural churches on Kome Island, an island in Lake Victoria of 60,000 people 80km from Mwanza city. We will work alongside the churches to improve and promote community health education (CHE). Health provision is is typically poor and unsupported by the government. Here is a link to another blog which describes some of the work already going on. Over the last three years we have worked with four churches to set up women’s groups and community banking schemes, where women can discuss all aspects of their health, nutrition and breastfeeding concerns.
We have also worked with the island churches to develop sanitation training that is appropriate to the cultures in the farming and fishing communities. We teach low cost methods to help households improve the sanitation of their homes, and we encourage good hygiene and water storage techniques to keep the families healthy.
This is one for the whole family! Both our children will obviously be exposed to a wide range of life experiences from day-to-day life in Tanzania, but we’ll also be following a structured home-schooling syllabus for the early year curriculum.