Tulmax Community- Based Organization began way back in early 2012 as non- profit making, nor affiliated to any political party or religious orientation. The organization was registered on 3/08/2012 with the office of the District Gender and Social Development Officer as Community Based Organization .The idea to form this CBO arose from the needs that were seen among the members of community, most of them widows, single mothers, people with disabilities, Widowers and very old people incapable of raising vulnerable and orphaned children left to their care.
STAY HEALTH DURING PREGNANCY – ATTEND REGULAR PRENATAL (BEFORE BIRTH) CHECK-UPS1. Eat well- the body needs enough of all foods ( rich in proteins,vitamins and minerals, especially iron)
2. Use iodized salt (child will be born alive and not retarded.
3. Keep clean .Bathe/wash regularly and brush teeth every day.
4. Avoid taking medicines (some medicine harm developing baby).
5. Do not smoke, do not us drugs or drink during pregnancy (it harms developing child.6. Stay far away from children with measles especially German measles.
7. Avoid pesticides or chemical fumes.
8. Continue to work and get exercise (not too tired).
9. Go for Tetanus vaccination to prevent tetanus in the newborn
HEALTH LEARNING PAGE
MOTHER AND CHILD-PRECIOUS LIVES
OVC of Sotik Support Group as part of the participants in August
Birth Day Celebrations Held at Kapkatet District Hospital
Mwanamke Bora - is a project in Tulmax that has its concern on welfare of orphans, widows, older members of the society, the disabled people, the very poorest, child concern and other issues e.g. campaign against female Genital Mutilation, STDS & HIV/AIDS, Domestic violence & sexual abuse, family planning, alcoholism and malnutrition and voluntary medical male circumcision
The project is very particular about making ways for women and disabled to fully participate use their skills and arrange for training. That women especially widows and disabled are trained in particular fields e.g. maintaining, repairing and fitting water pipes and water pumps, communication skills and leadership, safer sex practice, family planning the project through the organization further looks for ways of obtaining support for construction of child care facilities such as creches to allow women time to attend meetings and take part in training and construction work.
The project mobilizes women and other marginalized groups to participate in community activities such as water and sanitation programme in order to access clean and drinkable water by making sure that piped water and water storage tanks are available. Simple latrine pits, waste basket etc are to be constructed; further the project emphasizes inclusion of women and disabled in environmental concerns, peace building FORA and decision making process.
Food Security and Nutrition - Tujiinue Ndani Ya Tulmax
Food Security - Serves as component of both the nutrition and food security project to enhance household food among the disadvantaged group. Tulmax Community Members Inspecting and plucking matured vegetable leaves for sale.Vegetable variates
1. Isagek 2. Isoik. 3. Mborochik all are traditional green vegetable. Members demonstrate how easy the community can be self reliant in several economic issues. Highly nutritious and rich in irons and vitamin. and can be used by diabetic people
Food security main component of nutrition development initiatives at the marginalized peoples homes require concerted effort of the community and stakeholders.
To improve nutritional health and boost livelihoods of the most disadvantaged communities by empowering women and youths living with HIV/AIDS and STI in both Manaret and Rongena Locations in Sotik Division of Sotik District.
Development of Kitchen gardens that comprise especially of indigenous green vegetables,potatoes,tomatoes,bananas e.t.c.
Project staff receives regular training from government officials. Sotik District women enterprise fund trainer gives training to project staff in April 2013 in the project office on: recording Group financial activities, Writing a group constitution, responsibilities and qualities of leaders and members of a group, generating business ideas, personal mission, vision and vision 2030 and introduction of WEF, products and services. a three day intensive training from 17/04-19/04/2013.
Tulmax community based organization’s staff in partnership with other local CBOs e.g.community
health workers, local leaders, Swedish cooperative society representatives, carried out community awareness meeting in Kokwon Village- a rural village- on ways of avoiding deep rooted traditional female genital circumcision and use of safe and sterilized individual circumcision apparatus in men’s circumcision to avoid STI and AIDS infection. Orphaned and disabled children are the most vulnerable group especially those from poor background where social traditional practices are still practiced.
Christmas luncheon donated by Tulmax Community based organization to vulnerable group (Tulmax Orphanage)
A section of members undertaking table banking activity - a
saving and loaning scheme. Members save a minimal figure of Kshs 50/= weekly