Tulmax Community Based Organization


TUL - TUJILINDE
MAX - MAXIMMUMLY against HIV/AIDS and STIs








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-UPS

1.      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

       THINGS TO DO TO PROTECT CHILDREN’S HEALTH.

1.      Nutritious food.

2.      Cleanliness and

3.      Vaccinations.

NUTRITIOUS FOODS.

Make the children grow well and not get sick.

The best foods for children at different ages: 

      In the first 6 months:breast milk and nothing more,mother’s milk is always very nutritious for her

      baby,even if the mother herself is thin and weak.if the mother has HIV/AIDS, sometimes she

      can pass this disease to her baby in her breast milk, but if she does not have access to cleanwater, her baby is more likely to die from diarrhea, dehydration and malnutrition than AIDS   

      From 6 months to 1 year: breast milk and also other nutritious foods e.g. mashed-up beans, eggs, meat, cooked fruits and vegetables and cereals.

  From 1 year old, the child to eat the same foods as adults, but more often.

Above all, children should get enough to eat several times a day.

All parents/guardians to watch for signs of malnutrition in their children and should give them the best food they can.

NB: maize or rice water alone is not nutritious enough for a baby. The child will not grow properly or walk or speak on time. He/she will get sick easily and die. the baby needs proteins


CLEANLINESS Children will be healthy if their villages, their homes, and they themselves are kept clean:

(a)   Bathe the children and changed their clothes often.

(b)   Teach children to wash hands when they wake up every morning, after bowel movements, before eating or handling food.

(c)    To wear shoes, sandals.

(d)   Cut finger nails.

(e)   To teach to brush teeth.

(f)     Not let dogs lick their faces or put dirty things in their mouths.

(g)   Not to feed babies from baby bottles (they are hard to keep clean and can cause illness. feed babies from the breast or with a cup and spoon. Use  only pure or boiled water for drinking.

(h)   Keep pigs, dogs and chickens out of the house.

(i)     Treat children quickly for scabies, ringworms, intestinal worms and other infections that spread easily from child to child.

(j)     Do not let children who are sick or have sores, scabies, lice, or ring worms sleep with other children or used the same clothing or towels.

VACCINATIONS.

Protect children against many of the most dangerous diseases of child hood e.g whooping cough, diphteria, tetanus, polio, measles and tuberculosis.
 

Children’s growth-and the ‘road to health’

A child who grows well is healthy

A child who gains weight more slowly than other children, stops gaining weight, or is losing  weight is not healthy, may not be eating enough or he may have a serious illness, or both.

A good way to check whether a child is healthy and is getting enough nutritious food is to weigh him/her every month and see if he/she gains weight normally.

 

 

 

OVC of Sotik Support Group as part of the participants in August Birth Day Celebrations Held at Kapkatet District Hospital

The most effective workers in Aids prevention and support programme are often community members living with positive-an effective way of bringing about behavioural change is through stories written by people living with positive. They are powerful advocates to raise public awareness. Caregivers have also a major part to play as the affected in making awareness and raising challenges especially the elders who are overwhelmed. Holiday celebrations held at hospital promote confidence and self esteem of the infected
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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.

ACTIVITIES.

   Development of  Kitchen gardens  that comprise especially of indigenous green vegetables,potatoes,tomatoes,bananas e.t.c.

  1. To facilitate  empowerment of  women  and youth through self – help groups and Agribusiness formation
  2. Help establish women  and youth groups (CAGs) in the community to facilitate transfer of  knowledge.

OBJECTIVES.

  •  To develop  the women’s both  business and agricultural skills through training and technical support
  • To enable income generation activities amongst the  target group to improve living  conditions  through CAGs.
  • To promote  a loan  and savings  culture among women  through  weekly  savings contributions and by supporting links with formal  financial institutions
    ACHIEVEMENTS.
  • The  following outcomes/results have been realized  between September 2012 and December 2013:
  • 30 Women have improved skills  in business management  and agriculture
  •    5 Self - help groups have been formed in Chepilat,Mabwaita,Tononkoi,Chilkotwet and Kokwon.
  •  60 Women have been linked to financial services e.g WEF,K-REP, KOTABKOR-SACCO.
 Capacity Building

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)

Girl child risking:
1. Early marriage
2. Sexual abuse                      
3. Extended family mistreatment
4. Dropping out of school
5. Female circumcision

Cherotich is an example of young orphaned girls undergoing the above experiences.





A section of members undertaking table banking activity - a saving and loaning scheme. Members save a minimal figure of Kshs 50/= weekly
 Membership comprises of elderly people, widows, disabled and other members of the community. The community develops ways of self financing the project


Managing committee in collaboration with St. Paul Youth Group

establishing partnership with Pentagon Exotic - a function held at Mabwaita village.