SUPPORTING PREGNANT WOMEN TO ACCESS PRE/POST NATAL CARE also OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OTHER WOMEN TO GAIN EMPLOYMENT AS CARE WORKERS
Benefit for vulnerable Mums and Newborns - Most of the pregnant women accessing our program, face difficulties in accessing maternal healthcare, some of the major issues include understanding the basic clinical processes as well as the information given at the hospital, they also experience difficulties expressing themselves to health professionals during hospital visits.
Benefit for Community outreach workers: through opportunity and participation
Empowering women in the economy and closing gender gaps are key to achieving the sustainable development 1, on ending poverty, 2. on food security, 3. on ensuring health and 4. on reducing inequalities. (www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/economic-empowerment/facts-and-figures)
We aim to raise money that will enable us to provide work for more women outreach support workers as well as support vulnerable women and newborns.
Our COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORKERS, play important roles they,
assist with communicating with health professionals, during hospital visits.
explain basic medication processes, such as frequency of taking medication.
go through the maternal handbook issued at the hospitals, and help the women understand the information in it.
are a bridge to accessing health literature and information in a timely and meaningful manner.
explain simple procedures such as going for scans and lab test.
Our community health advocates also organize nutrition, sexual and reproductive health sessions, which are open to the wider community.
Lea Mama Outreach
‘Lea Mama’ is Swahili for 'Care for Mums'.
Through the Lea Mama Outreach, vulnerable pregnant women and newborns receive Pre- and Post-Natal support.
Every woman is paired with a Welfare Support Person, to accompany them to hospital appointments, home visitation for welfare checks among other activities.
Women are reassured, on hygiene matters, both pre- and post-natal. They are also advised and encouraged to take part, whenever possible, in planning nutritionally balanced meals.
Woman Eternal recently opened its first Drop-in-center to facilitate our pre- and post- natal support.
Women have full access to the services offered at the center, such as shower, wash area and prepared meals.
It is also an opportunity for them to have a chat and a cup of tea.
The center is a place of rest and includes a small play area for babies.
The center is also used for information sessions on reproductive health, sexually transmitted diseases prevention, motivational talks on personal growth and ambitions.
At Woman Eternal, we cherish life experiences because it is what has made us who we are.
It is with this understanding that we offer opportunity and encouragement to women who are accessing Lea mama program to stay on as program helpers, through our WE Mentor initiative.
All Lea mama program Helpers receive In-house Training and Mentoring from women who have successfully accessed our program and services.
Therefore, the women who end up volunteering at the center understand the needs of the women walking through the door.
All Woman Eternal programs and initiatives are funded through our donors and partners.
Long term donor family- Be part of the long-term donors supporting our pregnant women, for a period of one year, by setting up recurring donations.
Hosting fundraising events. Please contact us if you want to host an event.
Woman Eternal hopes to accomplish the following Future Programs and Initiatives.
Additional Drop-in centers.
Acquire community vehicle to meet the transportation needs for hospital appointments and emergency cases.
Expand Mentoring and Training platforms.
Have a in-house counsellor at the Drop-in-Center
Expand Housing for Health .
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We are registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For -Profit Commission (ACNC).
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