Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
With support from our partner Blood:Water Mission, the 3rd annual WASH sports tournament is underway in Lwala! Around 600 people attended the first day of the 6-day tournament yesterday to spectate and interact with the different services being offered.
In order to play in the tournament, team members must complete a 4-day WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) training and show proof during follow-up of a latrine and hand-washing station at their homes. This year, there are approximately a dozen mens soccer teams, 4 womens soccer teams, and several womens volleyball and net ball teams.
Aside from the sports competition, there are a variety health education and mobilization activities that are organized and staffed throughout the week at the tournament. Community members are selling locally made soap while WASH items like biosand filters, t-shirts, and soap are being raffled off. Lwala Community Alliance staff have also set up tents for HIV testing and education on family planning. A large number of people visited the tents on the first day, particularly youth from 18-24 years of age.
We are looking forward to several more days of the tournament!
You can help us sustain our existing programs and roll out further initiatives by making a donation now.
March 10th, 2014
The Earth Institute features Lwala Community Alliance as a part of their One Million Community Health Workers Campaign. Thank you Jeffrey Sachs and Sonia Sachs for highlighting the life-saving work of Community Health Workers in Lwala.
Check out our post, authored by Mercy Owuor, Deputy Program Director: http://1millionhealthworkers.org/2014/03/10/notes-from-the-field-overcoming-challenges-in-chw-recruitment/
One Million Community Health Workers | Notes from the Field: Overcoming Challenges in CHW...
Notes from the Field: Overcoming Challenges in CHW RecruitmentMarch 10, 2014 9:26 amLwala Community Alliance is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to build the capacity of the people of North Kamagambo, Kenya to improve their own comprehensive well-being. One of the key programs is in…