TBI Mobile Clinic health workers carried out a HIV prevention education session for students from Ileret primary school.
The TBI mobile clinic Nurse, Beatrice, with students displaying reusable sanitary kits donated to the clinic.
TBI distributed free reusable sanitary kits to empower the young girls to have better reproductive health and improved academics. The sanitary kits were donated by Liz Wheeler from Micato Safaris after a visit to TBI facilities at Ileret last year. The kits are donated to young girls in school to help improve their academics as many of the girls cannot afford to buy the disposable towels and frequently miss school during their menstruation.
The kits are made in Kenya by women supported by Huru International, whose mission is to empower young girls living in poverty to become self-sufficient. The kits included sanitary towels, soap, underwear, as well as life-saving information on HIV/AIDS prevention.
The students were also involved in a training on HIV prevention which was made possible after the TBI nurse recently received more training on HIV/AIDS at Liverpool Voluntary Counselling and Testing (LVCT) Training Centre in Nairobi. Other than being given basic lessons, the girls were treated to using a computer for the first time to play UNESCO developed HIV prevention game, Fast Car. The racing game which takes players on a virtual tour of some of the World’s Heritage sites whilst teaching them about HIV/AIDS. Although the Lake Turkana Basin is also a World Heritage, the game developers have unfortuantely not yet created a version including the region. Perhaps that will be for another day…