Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
This fall, Lwala Community Alliance formalized a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson to support the launch of the Girls Education and Pads Program. In this program, all girls in classes 6-8 in 13 local primary schools will received a pad kit that includes 5 reusable sanitary pads, underwear, soap, and information on sexual and reproductive health. Lwala’s New Vision Women’s Sewing Cooperative Group will manufacture the kits and will be trained in pad care and menstruation education so that they can then educate the recipients of the kits on these topics. The goals of the program are to increase school attendance and completion for girls, knowledge of sexual and reproductive health of the girls receiving the kits, and the annual earnings of the women in the sewing group due to the increased production of manufacturing the kits.
We are thrilled to have Johnson & Johnson support us in these efforts!
You can help us sustain our existing programs and roll out further initiatives by making a donation now.
September 22nd, 2014
From @Milton O Ochieng': Excited to get yet another opportunity to represent the Lwala Community Alliance at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. I will give brief remarks regarding the completion of our "Safe Motherhood in Lwala Kenya," that saw the number of women in North Kamagambo region giving birth in a health facility go up form 26% to 96%, which is more than twice Kenya's national average and the death rate among newborns fall by 50%. We shall also be announcing our new "Thrive Thru Five" commitment working with families in Lwala Kenya and the Ministry of Health in Kenya to cut under five deaths by 50% by the end of 2016 in the Lwala catchment area and to ensure 90% of infants receive all their immunizations. Thanks to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), Segal Family Foundation, all our donors and supporters for helping us with our achievements thus far. Will you help us achieve this new dream? Visit http://lwalacommunityalliance.org/ #CGI2014 — with @James Nardella at Sheraton New York Times Square.
Lwala Community Alliance
Last week, Executive Director James Nardella and Kenya Program Director Robert Kasambala traveled to Arusha, Tanzania to take part in a three-day meeting with our partner, Segal Family Foundation. Over 150 Segal Family Foundation partners participated in the collaborative and inspiring gathering. Ja…