The Global Water Challenge was started in
2003 and is one of Global Health Connections’ original projects. Middle school students research and study water issues locally and globally and prepare water themed skits in preparation for competition day.
GHC is involved in the sustainable redevelopment of Haiti. In July 2014 GHC had a ribbon cutting ceremony for our maternity clinic in Leogane where safe, clean deliveries are now provided to the community!
GHC is partnering with several other organizations to promote education and vocational training within the community of Kisii, Kenya. The focus is on healthcare and sustainability.
GHC is beginning to develop Community Development Clubs (CDCs) in the Kisii, Kenya area (47 villages). Working with various local partners, GHC will initiate Community Development Clubs for young adults (i.e., NextGen) in 2021 and following years. Research has shown CDC activities are very effective in spreading health knowledge and helping with economic development in surrounding villages.
Kenya GHC staff will participate in an apprenticeship with AfricaAhead NGO from October 2020 to March 2021 to learn about how to conduct CDCs. Water and sanitation and other health related curriculum are already developed by AfricaAhead NGO. Economic-oriented lessons are being developed.
GHC will initiate a couple CDCs in the Kisii, Kenya area starting in April 2021 with the help of SCOPE Intl. SCOPE is based in Arvada, Colorado and has been working as an NGO in villages around Kisii for ten or more years. In addition, GHC will work with AfricaAhead to start an eCDC to lessen the potential for Corona virus contagion. The eCDCs meetings will be broadcast via the internet and public radio.
GHC will develop vocational training, microfinance loans, and basic business skill curriculum for the CDCs. Partners include Heart Kenya, CLC Global and AfricaAhead.
After effectiveness of the initial GHC CDCs has been confirmed, GHC will scale up CDCs to be available to other locations in Kenya and possibly other nations. GHC is partnered with a public TV station in Kenya that is owned by the Mediae Group.
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