Monday, April 29, 2013

FOOD AND NUTRITION WORKSHOP IN KAHAMA.

Towards Scaling up Nutrition in Tanzania 
Scaling up Nutrition is a GLOBAL PRIORITY  and a GLOBAL MOVEMENT that was established in 2010 with the aim of advocating for the scale up of high priority evidence based nutrition interventions.

The Scaling Up Nutrition movement, or SUN, is a global push for action and investment to improve maternal and child nutrition.  SUN helps governments, civil society, businesses, development agencies, international organizations and foundations to synergy their support to communities as they reduce malnutrition – and demonstrate their results. It proposes direct and indirect (across sector) nutrition interventions and encourages partnerships between donors, businesses, CSOs and governments.

HUHESO FOUNDATION CONDUCTED WORKSHOP FOR CAPACITY BUILDING OF KAHAMA DISTRICT LEADERS ABOUT FOOD AND NUTRITION FUNDED BY SAVE THE CHILDREN TANZANIA.

Kahama District NutritionOfficer Mr Elisha Mahungo and Dr Grace Nzagamba were facilitating workshop of Food and Nutrition at Cartas Kahama Tanzania.

 The participants on the workshop of Food and Nutrition at Cartas Kahama Tanzania listening to Facilitators.

 The participants on the workshop of Food and Nutrition at Cartas Kahama Tanzania listening to Facilitators.

 The participants on the workshop of Food and Nutrition at Cartas Kahama Tanzania listening to Facilitators.

 Dr. Grace Nzagamba when she was elaborating things at the workshop.
 Group work how to prepare budget about Food and Nutrition in their Councils.

 The participants got opportunity to measure their weight to determine their BMI

 Participant at the workshop.

 The topics thought seen from the projector.
Some of the participants were taking notes about food and Nutrition.

 Dr Grace Nzagamba elaborating about SUN at the workshop and explain to participants.

 Dr Grace Nzagamba elaborating about SUN at the workshop and explain to participants.

THE CONTEXT OF NNS
Malnutrition remains a problems of public health significance;

Double burden of malnutrition for Tanzania: undernutrition and overnutrition;

Undernutrition low birth weight; stunting, underweight, wasting, VAD, IDDs and anaemia;

Undernutrition affecting mostly infants and young children and women of reproductive age;

Undernutrition more pronounced but overnutrition on the rise;

Meeting objectives of Dev. Vision 2025 and MDGs cooperative;
Economic and social benefits of addressing malnutrition high.

Targets to be achieved by 2015
Focusing on among others:

Reducing prevalence of underweight and stunting in children 0-59 months;

Sustaining low prevalence of wasting in children 0-59 months below 5%;

Sustaining prevalence of BMI<18 .5km="" m="" span="">2 below 10%;

Reducing prevalence of VAD in children 0-59 months;

Reducing anaemia in pregnant women;

Reducing IDD in children 6-12 months;

Increasing Vitamin a supplementation in children 6-59 months and pregnant women;

Increasing coverage of adequately iodized salt.
 
 Executive Director Mr Juma Mwesigwa, (left) discussing with facilitators Mr Elisha Mahungo and Dr Grace Nzagamba.
 Some of the participants were taking notes about food and Nutrition.

 Mr Juma Mwesigwa (left) Executive Director of Huheso Foundation at the workshop room.
 Some of the participants were taking notes about food and Nutrition.

 At breakfast time the participant taking tea and snacks.
 Dr Grace Nzagamba at the workshop room facilitating about food and Nutrition.

 
Dr Grace Nzagamba at the workshop room facilitating about food and Nutrition.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

UNIFORMS KEEP POOR PUPILS OUT OF SCHOOL, DONATE USED SHOES FOR THE NEED.

Here are some of the Student as you see with there shoes are totally not good and sometime according with shame they refuse to attend schools because of tattered shoes and Uniform.

Uniform is one of the factors that keep thousands of poor children out of School. A survey by the HUHESO Foundation in Kahama district show that more than 22,000 children who are living in hardship who Orphan/Vulnerable children are out of School simply because they can not afford School Uniform.

A pair of uniform for primary School including a short, shirt, shoes, stocking and sweater  cost about Tsh 30,000 approximate (US$ 20) and Secondary School Uniform cost about Tsh 40,000 approximate (US$ 26). These make more parents to refuse to take their children to school and stay home for digging and grazing animals. According to survey conducted at kahama district and rural areas uniform some of the Pupils attend School without having Shoes and some their uniforms are tattered.


                                                      Shoes which are tattered for students


                        Please donate even used shoes to bring children smile and attend schools.



 Sometime children can get diseases because of they do not wear shoes at school, because of sharing toilets at schools



Nursury School Uniform



Primary School Uniform.

Many People believe a uniform gives the students a sense of pride and identity and social equality in the School while fostering discipline.
These caused by poverty around the people who are living with their income which approximate to be less than 1 US$ and some of schools sent away from school due to lack of school Uniform.

Boy are grazing Animals.

In our survey we found that some of the pupils/students are working as casual labour in holiday time in order to find themselves the uniform and find food for their family. Some of the casual labour works are digging, small business like selling ice cream, and we find others who are blowing chaff of grain of rice. Some of these girls found at kagongwa after interview with them they told us that they are doing this work of blowing in order to get food at home and when we get more kilogram we sell and we get money for the Uniform and school fees. Those two girls are students in secondary School who are in form two.

Girls are blowing caff of grain of Rice.

Children are forced into bussiness hence losing their rigths of getting Education