Community Health Dialogue and Education
The center organizes for guardian health talks on monthly basis. Through the children, possible health Hazards are identified to be discussed by the guardians. Some of the children at the center suffer from diseases like Diarrhea, Bilharzia, Ring worms infections among others. Upon Identification of such, topics are developed for discussion and the guardians deliberate on best possible options to avert the same, occasionally medical experts are invited to deliver health talks.
Reproductive health including HIV and AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases are handled separately from the students affairs with guardians fronting the discussions
Children who are less fortunate from the slums attend Nursery education at the center, owing to their back ground the mode of education is however different from the normal formal education, the children are taken through music and drama sessions to up their concentration and win their attention. Shinners center appreciate the child’s right to play and these forms a good part of the children session among the other normal educational processes.
Shinners Center hopes to improve literacy at the slums so as to help reverse poverty that leads to susceptibility to social, economic and health hazards
Most of the children at the center, are not able to get the three basic meals from home, this in return influences a Child’s development let alone concentration in class. Shinners Center provides nutritional support to the children while they are at the center, despite the challenging economic times Shinners centers tries to balance the diet for the children.Some of the children at the center are also living with HIV and AIDs, this nutritional support also seek to strengthen their systems and conditions.
Reproductive Health to young adolescents
Shinners Community has been using its interactive activities with adolescent pupils, we felt that the greatest disconnect in efforts by a people to involve the less fortunate is the missing link between education and poverty, thus Shinners Community engages young adolescents in free and genuine reproductive health discussions and service provision.
This is one of the new initiatives that we are pursuing, through community visits and education, we encourage community members to come up with small farms within their homes and use modern technology in production, this includes, use of fertilizers, crop rotation, crop timing, use of high breed seeds, use of insecticides among others. The community members are also quickly deforesting the environment, more so during burning of bricks, use of firewood and selling of timber, we encourage community members to plant more trees and even come up with community forests.