Projects

 
 
 

Our Projects

 
In this program we do run several programs that pertains health and these include;
  • School Water Sanitation and Hygiene (SWASH) na Kidumu Chirizi
  • Community Mobilisation
  • Media Campaign
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)
 

School Water Sanitation and Hygiene (SWASH) na KIDUMU CHIRIZI

 
 
 
 
SWASH na Kidumu Chirizi aims to improve the health and learning performance of schools-aged children and by extension, that of their families by reducing the incidences of water and sanitation related disease search as typhoid, cholera, COVID-19 just to mention a few.

Every child friendly school requires appropriate SWASH initiatives that keep the school environment clean and free of smells and inhibit the transmission of harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites

Activities tiesties implemented under SWASH includes;
  • Conducting School Children Surveys
  • Formation of Kidumu Chirizi Clubs
  • Delivering SWASH na Kidumu Chirizi Lessons
  • Installation of Kidumu Chirizi
  • Training Teachers
 
 
 
 

Conducting School Children Survey

 
 
The purpose of this is to gather information on the WASH practices and knowledge in the community. This information will provide a baseline for measuring the impact of the project. It also enables the Kidumu Chirizi Program to understand the most significant WASH NA KIDUMU CHIRIZI issues and knowledge gaps in Tanzanian Primary Schools, which will inform project delivery, e.g. teaching emphasis, key demographics.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Formation of Kidumu Chirizi Clubs

 
 
 
 
KIDUMU CHIRIZI club is a group of students that are actively engaged in this project. They will also engage with their communities to raise issues concerning WASH (Water,sanitation and hygiene)in the community and school and mobilise them overcome these issues.
 
 
 
 

Delivering SWASH na Kidumu Chirizi Lessons

 
 
The activity involves delivery of hand washing hygiene lessons as a way preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19 and other pandemic diseases such as cholera, typhoid diarrhea to children from primary Schools in Tanzania.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Installation of Kidumu Chirizi

 
 
 
 
We Install Handwashing Machines known as Kidumu Chirizi in Primary Schools with a capacity of 5 litres to 1,000 litres. These machines are efficient and easy to use.
 
 
 
 

Training Teachers

 
 
To ensure the sustainability of SWASH na Kidumu Chirizi project at schools, we do give free training to teachers. This is to enable then carry forward the skills to their pupils.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Community Mobilisation

 
This is an event that provides the community with a greater understanding of our project and what we want to achieve as well as gaining a greater involvement in the project from the community.

Mobilising the community can be achieved through;

Focus Group Discussions (FGD)
The focus groups have been categorised into three, the elderly; above 45 years, Young women; between 35 to 45 of age and the youths; between 19 to 35 of age. The aim of focus groups is to allow the Kidumu Chirizi Project Team (KCPT) to gather qualitive data and get a more general sense of each respective group’s knowledge, issues and concerns surrounding Water sanitation and Hygiene through Kidumu Chirizi.


 
 
 

Youth Group

 
 
 
 

Women

 
 
 
 

The Elderly

 
 
 
 
Community Concerts
A community action day is a good way to the reach the whole community and bring them together to raise awareness, raise the profile of Kidumu Chirizi and our partners and assert a presence in the community.
Every community concert day is different and will have a different way of doing things. It depends on the scale and facilities in the community but we probably need to start planning about two weeks in advance.
The aim is to get a big crowd and deliver wash na Kidumu Chirizi message to as many people as possible, therefore crowd mobilization and content are very important.

 

Media Campaign

 
 
 
 
We are active in media to sensitize the community members and the stakeholders to increasing access to hand washing facilities (Kidumu Chirizi) and water. There is a need for public awareness campaigns to make sure people not only get access to these facilities but also use them accordingly. Globally, according to UNICEF, only 1 in 5 people wash their hands after going to the toilet.
This call for active participation in involving everyone to wash their hands as the way of preventing and controlling the spread of Germs such as bacteria, viruses and parasite which cause Pandemic diseases.
 
 
 
 

Our Partners

 
 

Mbezi Juu Primary School - Mbezi Juu District

 
 
 

Mzambarauni Primary School - Ilala District

 
 
 

Bwawani Primary School- Temeke District

 
 
 

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children