Reaching out to the community
After some planning we started an outreach program in one particular village where we regularly have clients in the nutrition centre. We were delighted to start with a community survey to give us an overview of the current situation, in order to know what we need to emphasise on and to be able to measure the effectiveness and impact of the education program later on.
After finishing the community survey, we chose three members from the community who we have met with, to train them.
Once they had finished their training, we appointed them as health promoters in their village. We developed mother to mother support groups, where the health promoters pass on the knowledge that they have gained during their training.