SHIPO staff, Media & MAMMIE Stakeholders trained on gender HIV/AIDS & Children rights
Being part of the advocacy and awareness-raising campaign strategy, also, being one of the approaches to create and influence positive debate in our family levels, It is without doubt that our staff, stakeholders and media correspondents from the community that we are implementing our projects are very well versed and equipped to effectively address issues associated with Gender, HIV/AIDS, and Children rights.
Being the reason, in March 27th-29th WeWorld and SHIPO, organizations which implements the Mawengi, Mlangali and Milo Integrated Education (MAMMIE) project set up a TOT training that aimed at sensitizing and improving the knowledge of the local media, authorities and SHIPO staffs so as to increase their capacity and collaboration in the implementation of the project.
The MAMMIE project is aiming at contributing to the effective development of the quality education in 20 primary schools in Ludewa district and therefore creating a wide-range learning environment for the approximately 1.271 pre-primary and 5,410 primary school students including their 188 teachers.
During the training, participants were introduced to different challenges within the three mentioned areas that hinder the development of quality education in the respective areas. In addition to that, they were also given chances to name the obstacles contributing to the pervasiveness of the Gender, HIV, and Children rights issues in their locations.
Likewise, the training was used as a platform to gather ideas that would help SHIPO and WeWorld to design different interventions to sensitize parents, pupils and teachers about important social issues that affect their daily life as well as impacting education and the academic performance of the children.
Participants of training commended SHIPO and WeWorld for initiating the training that equipped them with a better understanding of the issues discussed and therefore they are looking forward to utilizing the knowledge in a professional manner and hence contributing to communities development.
The training was facilitated by Edna Kamaleki, a lawyer, founder and Managing director of the Legal and Child Right Consult as well as well George Menson Sanga, Education Consultant from Highlands Hope Umbrella (HHU).