Programs

  • BASIC AGRI-PERMACULTURE 
  • ADVANCED PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE.
  • COUNSELLING LEVEL i, ii and iii
  • WASH or HYGIENE and SANITATION 
  • HIV TESTING and COUNSELLING

HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING

Through HIV counselling and testing, more people can get to know their HIV status, and get accurate information on HIV transmission, have a better understanding of their own risk or vulnerability to HIV infection, and have access to information and services. You must receive face-to-face counselling before you have the test. This is know as pre-test counselling and it is aimed at ensuring that you make a well-informed decision about whether to have the HIV test or not, and encourages you to explore the possible impact that having the test may have on your life. Testing is the only way to know for sure if you have HIV. Knowing your status means you can keep yourself and your sexual partners healthy. Being diagnosed early gives you a better chance of living a long and healthy life.

COUNSELLING PROGRAM

Support relief efforts and resettlement agencies. We advocate for educational opportunities for refugees, many of whom had their education interrupted by war and traveling. We address negative rhetoric about cultural groups and immigration which contributes to discrimination, fear, and isolation.

Refugees Stimulate the Economy. The more people participating in a country’s economy the better. Economic activity alone is one of the many benefits of taking in refugees. There is an initial investment required when allowing refugees into a country. Housing, language classes, and  healthcare. Counseling improves communication and interpersonal skills,  greater self-acceptance and self-esteem, the ability to change self-defeating behaviors/habits, better expression and management of emotions, including anger. It also relief depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions, increases confidence and decision-making skills.

WASH EDUCATION (HYGIENE AND SANITATION)

Access to safe water and basic sanitation, coupled with good hygiene practices contributes significantly to improving public health outcomes. Access to safe drinking water and sanitation is a basic human need and a fundamental human right, yet almost 900 million people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water. Approximately 2.4 million deaths globally (4.2% of all deaths) could be prevented annually if individuals practiced appropriate hygiene and had good, reliable sanitation and drinking water. These deaths are mostly of children in developing countries from diarrhoea and subsequent malnutrition, and from other diseases attributable to malnutrition. 

The UNHCR estimates that more than half of the refugee camps in the world are unable to provide the recommended daily water minimum of 20 liters of water per person per day.  Though it is important to provide adequate quantities of water, the water quality and hygiene is also of the utmost importance. However, the quality of the water can easily be compromised by poor hygiene practices.

Improving hygiene and sanitation practices through education and promoting positive behaviour change among communities will lower the incidence of diseases carried by water and improve public health, especially for women and children. There are a few partners engaged in hygiene promotion activities within the camp, however no single project provides the coverage needed to reach all residents of the camp.  This project therefore seeks to respond to the gap highlighted above by providing 9 WASH education workshops for residents of Kakuma and Kalobeyei.

Permaculture Design program

As a community-based organization, in this project we deals with permaculture projects and agroforestry and Sarafu (community Currency) in Kakuma refugee camp with the aim of eradicating hunger in Kakuma refugee camp. Other Non-governmental Organisation such as the LWF and WORLD VISION are also helping us by doing the provision of food, we still have more than 5,000 malnutrition children and malnourished pregnant mothers who are more affected in Kakuma refugee camp.

Due to this, the Farming and Healthy Education community-based organization is working with permaculture and Syntropic Agroforestry and COmmunity CUrrency (Sarafu) to fill this gap by teaching and growing our own fresh food in Kakuma refugee camp.

Meet Our Team

Marcelin munga petro marcello

CEO at Farming and Health Education

Bugashane plaisir masonga

FHE advisor & counselor trainer

Ashura kashinde

FHE Educational officer

Contacts

Phone: +254796604381

Email: farmeducatiin02@gmail.com

Address: KENYA-TURKANA WEST SUB-COUNTRY,  KAKUMA REFUGEES CAMP,   KAKUMA 2, ZONE1, BLOCK9

About

MOTTO: care for the planet care for people

VISION:  to live without poverty and promoting health, food security inside the Kakuma refugee camp.