WE KNOW THAT IMPROVED HEALTH AND NUTRITION PLAYS AN INTEGRAL PART IN THE ALLEVIATION OF POVERTY.
If children are to learn and perform well at school, they need to be properly nourished. Our programs in healthcare and nutrition are designed to improve the health of students, staff and the communities we work in.
WHAT SCHOOL FOR LIFE DOES
In May 2016, School for Life opened its first on-site clinic at Katuuso Primary and Vocational School. With a full-time registered nurse, this clinic will offer much needed primary healthcare services to students and staff. In addition to providing first aid, basic check-ups, malaria testing and medication, the school nurse will coordinate health promotion campaigns and workshops for the entire community. The installation and operations of the school clinic have been possible by the generous donations of Nadia Badawi AM and John Keogh. Additionally, we:
- We integrate general hygiene practices into the school curriculum.
- We include sex education and family planning in the curriculum.
- We teach students about the risk of HIV and Aids.
- We provide 3 nutritious meals a day for all staff and students.
- Ensure clean and safe drinking water is provided to all students and staff.
HOW WE DO IT
- We have recently opened our own Health Clinic at Katuuso Primary!
- We partner with Alive Medical Services to bring 10 doctors and nurses to the Katuuso community.
- We provide all staff and students with a mosquito net.
- We have installed pit latrines and hand washing facilities.
- We train staff in the delivery of sex education and the instruction of HIV prevention.
- We grow 20 different types of crops and vegetables at the school farm for improved nutrition.
- We maintain a water pump that provides clean drinking water to the community.
- We installed two 100,000 litre underground water tanks to catch clean additional drinking water form our vast roof space.
We are working on developing partnerships with health professionals to improve the health of the whole community. We will continue to hold health and hygiene days to educate the community.