Health Peer Education Workshop

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Workshop students having lunch

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Fifty Six 4th and 5th grade girls and boys  attended a Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools’ Program Health Peer-Education workshop at Makerere University Biological Field Station to learn to be health resources for their fellow students. Based on previous data we know that only 2 trained Peer-Educators in a school of 800 students can significantly (p=0.01) increase health knowledge in their peers by 20% within 12 months.

Learning how to repair mosquito nets

Learning how to repair mosquito nets

 

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Hand washing tips

Joined by the Senior Woman and Men Teachers from each of the 14 schools and  Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools’ Program health staff, the students learned the basics of hygiene, malaria prevention and nutrition.

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Dish rack

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Increased food production – spreading ash on Permagardens

 

 

 

 

 

Students also acquired in depth knowledge of sexual health to equip them to be sources of accurate information and providers of support to their peers.IMG_6367

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Making reusable menstrual pads

 

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