All the children gathered around to watch the presentation. The bright colors captivated the youngest ones while the oldest absorbed all of the content.
It was a simple concept, hand washing, which was being taught, yet all of the children seemed to be completely engrossed in what was going on.
The health wall.
Recently, Amazima has hired a local artist to come to the Buziika land once a month and paint public health messages on the front end of the chapel. Our topics change monthly and range from HIV and AIDS facts to hand washing to malaria prevention. Each week after the bible message is complete, a few minutes are devoted to discussing the monthly topic. The presentations are led by our Community Health and Development Officer, Benard.
Although some may take the information presented for granted, others simply are not aware of the topics that are discussed. By training them in relevant health topics, these children go back into their communities and become teachers themselves. What better way to empower and educate the surrounding communities than to let Amazima children do the teaching?
We are so excited for our health wall and are looking forward to changes in the community because of it. We love empowering our children to go forth and change their communities.