Home Based Early Childhood Development (ECD) Pilot ProjectMedical Camp benefits Children at the ECD centers
In March, G.R.A.C.E Collaborated with the government County Nutritionists and Public Health Officers to conduct medical camps for children in Chuka and Embu. A total of 279 children in the two regions were de-wormed, given vitamin A supplements and had their heights and weights taken for growth monitoring purposes. During the camps, the County Chief Nutritionist diagnosed cases of malnutrition that required sustained attention and referred them to Chuka district hospital for further assistance. Three cases of children who were infested with jiggers were also discovered. Teachers assisted children in removing jiggers, cleaning and treating the infested legs. As a result, arrangements were made with the Public Health Officer to conduct a follow up medical camp in April targeting community members in an effort to remove jiggers from other children within the communities as well as address issues of hygiene within their homesteads as a preventive measure.
In order to address the identified cases of child malnutrition, G.R.A.C.E. will continue educating the caregivers on child nutrition, strengthening their economic capacity to provide quality food for their children at home through establishment of savings and lending groups and kitchen gardens, and supplementing the feeding provided to children at the established centers.
- Partners in Samburu Program meet to map out implementation strategy
- Children in our Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres now have chairs and tables
- Winner of the Exclusive Vacation announced
- G.R.A.C.E. to engage 18,000 households in Environmental Conservation work
- G.R.A.C.E. documents outcomes of the NPI program in the words of the caregivers and other community beneficiaries