Annual Headteacher's workshop 2023
Headteachers from all schools we work with in Komo Learning Centre Do It Yourself Clubs attended their first gathering of the education year 2023 at Komo head offices in Mukono. The Head teacher’s workshops help collect views from school heads that help properly implement the DIY program within partner schools. It is also a moment when they get to know a full-year plan of what we are going to do ahead of the year.
New Initiative - Mental health in Schools
Mental health has always been a delicate matter in our communities, and access to services has been challenging. This was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic; in schools, we received overwhelming reports about students struggling to keep up with their studies alongside psychological burdens bared by their experiences during the 2-year school lockdown.
We stepped up our work in this area with the Resilience Project using the Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-G) approach. After getting promising results from the project pilot in 2021, the Resilience Project was rolled out in 3 schools last year, reaching over 200 learners with mental health support.
This year, we are running therapy groups in five schools with over 100 students.
NAWEC joins CHIC
NAWEC was recently accepted as a member of the Community Health Impact Coalition (CHIC)! This group of passionate and dedicated organizations “exists to make professionalized community health workers a norm worldwide.” See the infographic below to read about CHIC’s 8 core design principles
DIY is back with 30 partner schools
DIY adds 10 new schools to the program, for a total of 30 partner schools in 2021. We have started teacher trainings and will be beginning orientation with Senior 1 and 2 classes in May. Students and teachers are excited to embark on the DIY journey.
We started Komo Week in 2020 to celebrate the launch of our new offices in Kusaatu village. The schedule was focused on community service activities, such as providing health education, clearing water trenches, collecting rubbish, constructing pit latrines, improving the community water well, and constructing a bus shelter. Komo Week was critical in laying the foundation for a long-lasting relationship between Komo and the people of Kusaatu Village, and thus we plan to make it an annual event.
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Friendship Village, Kusaatu along Kayunga – Bugerere Road, Mukono District.
Phone: +256 200 903 596
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