Outreach through CHE-run activity days. Interacting with the community and spreading WASH awareness to every age group.
Participating in one’s community is crucial to bringing about positive change. To be heard, one must first be seen. CHEs organize and host activity days to establish a presence and promote change in their community.
Local Market Days
People of the Mara Region gather on market days to trade goods. CHEs take advantage of the large crowds by setting up Disease Prevention Awareness booths and selling crucial WASH materials.
Games, art projects, snacks, and song and dance performances draw hundreds of children and community members to each event. The activities promote WASH behavioral changes in community youths who pass their newfound knowledge on to their families.
Several times a month, MSG hosts disease-prevention-focused radio programs about handwashing, menstrual hygiene management, cholera, water treatment, etc. The programs feature MSG’s songs and a live Q & A session with the CHEs.
MSG’s partnership with the government continues to grow—especially after the region’s two cholera outbreaks in 2015 and one in 2016, where we worked with the World Health Organization, the Mara Regional Medical Office, and Three District Councils and Medical Offices. Additionally, we partner with the government for international celebrations like World Water Day, Day of the African Child, Sanitation Week, World Toilet Day and Global Handwashing Day.