Professional nutritionists and public health officers offer workshops to family guardians on nutrition and good hygiene. This new knowledge is underscored by agricultural training to help families grow the healthier diet they have understood and valued.
Nutrition is a widespread challenge for many people in western Kenya, where the traditional, affordable diet of maize and leafy greens fills stomachs but doesn’t offer sufficient protein or variety of vitamins and micronutrients. This is why we offer education on proper nutrition to family guardians who grow and cook food for children. Our training on hygiene and public health, especially in the era of coronavirus, is an important way of helping families live safely, cleanly, and avoid catching transmissible infections or viruses. For young people, including all of the high school students to whom we offer scholarships, we offer annual workshops in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) led by qualified professionals from Marie Stopes, one of the leading organizations globally in women’s health, family planning, and sexual health. Knowledge is power, and health is life, which is why we put great effort into ensuring the people we support have the knowledge they need to grow well, be healthy, and remain strong.