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.
December 17th, 2014
Last night, we were invited to celebrate at the Ripple of Hope gala in NYC where Health eVillages Founder Donato Tramuto was one of this year's award recipients!
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2014 Ripple of Hope Gala at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights