(B) Community Health Evangelism – Makuta – Balaka, district
REZ and MUMC have two sites for CHE, another site is Makuta, Balaka. In Balaka, we also entered the community through a primary school program. As I shared before, through CHE, Makuta community identified its own need, they needed to upgrade Mchinji Primary school from standard 1 – 5 up to standard 8.
Community leaders were involved from the very beginning.
Every member of the community was involved in the project, including women.
Makuta community involves 17 villages and each village had its own brick oven which they baked as a village contributing to the construction of the school.
The community chose to use window blocks instead of glasses which are more sustainable in this community
I have not visited Makuta to see how the school block stands today, but it is almost completed. More updates in the coming days
REZ trained all MUMC circuits of CHE.
Katondo and Makuta CHEs support each other in enhancing the tool. CHE a developmental tool indeed!
Watch out for “Towards a vibrant Madisi community (Part 4).”
By Mercy Chikhosi Nyirongo