Integrated Development approach through training and infrastructure to improve Education, Health, WATSAN and hygiene in Manga Cluster area in Lake Victoria region, Kenya, 2010-2012

The project funded by Intervita Onlus (now WeWorld)  was a multi-sectoral intervention aiming to contribute to the development of the newly created Manga District through empowering the poor population and by strengthening their capacities to grasp existing unexploited opportunities in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030.

More specifically the project increased the access to education, health services, watsan and hygiene and strengthen the food security and economic development of the population in the target area through training activities and infrastructure improvement. The main beneficiaries were children (including orphans and children with special needs), and their respective families, mothers, youth (in particular girls) and MARPS. Education: the project focused on 12 schools; where both new classrooms were provided and old wornout classroom rehabilitated. The new classrooms were refurbished and some of the old furniture replaced. The pupils (orphans and with special needs) were given kits and uniforms, also sanitary pads for girls and LED portable lights were distributed and the ECD teachers trained.

The project benefited directly 12 primary schools comprising of 5, 319 pupils, 737 ECD pupils, 150 disabled pupils, 190 teachers, 5 medical dispensaries with a total of 32 medical staff. The borehole and market stalls constructed at the Manga shopping center are reaching the entire market and surrounding households.

See the project as captured in the National media below >>

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