Strengthening Resilience and Improving Social Cohesion in HIV-affected Communities in Homa Bay County, KenyaSeptember 15, 2022
The Educational Fund: From DfA Godchildren to GodparentsAugust 25, 2023
What an exciting year 2022 was! We have summarized everything important in our annual report for 2022. Here, we give you a short overview.
For the dental project, the start of the cooperation with German Doctors was particularly important. Within the framework of the cooperation, DfA can make a great contribution to oral health education for students, parents and teachers in Mathare, a slum in Nairobi. This cooperation is particularly important in regard to sustainable and prophylaxis-oriented dentistry. The former DfA godchild Dorcas Simiyu – now a dentist at the Baraka Health Center in Nairobi – will carry out mobile dental treatments as part of the cooperation and educate the surrounding communities about dental health.
The launch of the cooperation with the German Society for Oral Implantology (DGOI) was also a great success. In the future, the DGOI will offer our Kenyan colleagues training opportunities, at first in the form of seminars on Zoom.
We are also particularly pleased that the dental voluntary services could start again after the Corona break.
The Sponsorship Project
In the Sponsorship Project, the new Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) caused a lot of excitement. The new school system is particularly focused on practical work, which this means new curricula and new teaching methods. The system is being implemented gradually, as teachers had to be trained accordingly first. It brings many advantages, but also some hurdles, for example, the school material has become more expensive. You can read more about this in the annual report and in this blog article.
Through the sponsorship of the E.O. Foundation, we were able to provide 150 orphans with school equipment such as school bags, uniforms and notebooks in February 2022. This is especially important in the face of rising prices in Kenya. Many parents cannot afford the equipment and without it, children in Kenya are not allowed to attend school.
The St. Monica Widows’ Cooperative
After the members of the Widows’ Cooperative went through hard times during the Corona pandemic, things are now really picking up again. The women’s catering service is in full swing. It allows the widows to earn an independent income.
In addition, seminars are held where the widows exchange their problems and ideas and thus offer each other support. During these seminars, they can work together to find solutions to their problems.
Continuing education seminars are also held where the widows learn important skills. You can find more details and information in the annual report.