Integral Development of Communities for a World Without Poverty.

END MALARIA FOR GOOD

ACTION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CELEBRATES WORLD MALARIA DAY
INTRODUCTION
The Annual world malaria day, with the theme for this year being “END MALARIA FOR GOOD, witnessed a huge turn out in Evbuotubu community. The programme which commenced at about 9:00am in Evbuotubu community Town Hall, was co-organized by Action for community development (ACD).
The exercise was characterized by carrying out of free malaria tedscn6242st , sensitization on malaria prevention and distribution of long lasting insecticide treated net .
The main objective of the exercise was to minimize the cases of malaria through prevention and effective treatment.
HIGHLGHTS
(1) Mobilization & Sensitization.
(2) Distribution of ready-to-use mosquito nets.
(3) Free malaria testing for persons.
(4) Data tracking.
(5) Training programme.
MOBILIZATION AND SENSITIZATION
Publicity was made at Evbuotubu community with the help of ACD staffs who mobilized the residents, with special focus on the market square and town hall, to inform them about the programme which included free testing, distribution of mosquito net and education for the eradication of malaria. While the people gathered at the Evbuotubu Town hall, where they were educated on malaria prevention and current World Health Organisation treatment for malaria (Artemisinine combination therapy.e.g Artemisinine and Lumefantrine), the importance of clean environment free of stagnant water and dirt; the use of mosquito nets at home and the importance of regular test and treatment, to reduce mortality rate.

DISTRIBUTION OF READY-TO-USE MOSQUITO NETS
Mosquito nets, being a very important tool to the eradication of malaria, a total number of a hundred and twenty mosquito net were distributed to individuals and they were also taught on how to use the mosquito nets.

FREE MALARIA TESTING FOR PERSONS
ACD Staff and SFH staff collaborated to carry out a free testing on malaria for people around that community and a total of Three Hundred person (300) persons participated in the invent which are women, men, pregnant women& children. The ages ranged from 9 months -70 years.
About 266 (two hundred and sixty-six ) persons were Negative while 34 (thirty-four) persons tested positive during the exercise.

DATA TRACKING
Our partner, Society for Family Health (SFH), provided a data log book which our project officer used to track data during the Exercise to keep track of the different ages, sexes, phone numbers / addresses, and individual status, to know the number of persons that was tested positive or Negative during the world malaria day.

During free malaria testing

TRAINING PROGRAMME
In line with the world malaria day programme,A ction for community Development (ACD). Conducted malaria lecture for some members of the public to educate them on the need to prevent malaria and fight against the parasite. They were intimated on the latest WHO recommendation to follow to have a malaria-free society and the need to use long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets. At the end of the lecture a test was conducted for the participants to know their level of understanding.
ACHIEVEMENTS.
In line with the theme of this year’s world malaria day, “invest in the future, defeat malaria”, we were able to mobilize three hundred (300) persons for the free malaria testing and distribution of nets in order to reduce malaria spread.
The 1-day malaria training workshop, for patent medicine dealers and individuals educated them on the latest WHO recommendation for malaria. A question and answer session, which was included to ascertain their level of understanding after the training workshop, recorded a good outcome from the performance of the participants.

ADOPT AN ORPHAN PROJECT

 

DSCN6270  As we continue to reach out to the orphans in our communities and ensuring that no orphan is let behind, our organisation with the support of Global Horn Industry Limited embarked on our to support the orphans and vulnerable children by visiting orphans
and vulnerable children in Evbuotubu, Ugiagbe and Emokpae primary School on the 8th
to 12th of May 2015 with free writing materials, amendment of their torn uniform and
also the sewing of pairs of uniform for those who did not have uniform. DSCN6276

VISIT
The programme started by a visit to the various schools to inform the
heads of the schools about when the program will take off. To also get down
the names of the children who are orphans or vulnerable from KG to Primary six. This
was done with the help of ACD staffs. we needed to do this every time in case their are new in takes who are orphans and needed our support to go through school
DISTRIBUTION OF FREE WRITING MATERIAL
Free writing materials such exercise book which was made available by our
sponsors Global Horn Industry Limited. these items includes Pencils, Pens, Erasers, Sharpeners, Rulers,
Mathematical sets, Drawing book, Postal Colours, Crayons, and Painting Brushes was
distributed to the pupils from KG to Primary six and the pupils were encouraged to also
go to school and pay attention in class to what they are being taught. About 200 pupils,
who are orphans and vulnerable, where given this writing materials. Pic 32  Pic 26

MENDING OF UNIFORM
Amendment of some of the pupil uniform which was torn was carried out. About
50 pupils uniform was amended and two were given new uniforms.

 

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SEWING OF NEW UNIFORMS
ACD Staffs went to a pupil’s home who was sent out of school because he did not
have a uniform in order to take his measurement to make two new pair of uniform for
the student and also a pupils whose uniform was torn beyond mending had his
measurement taken to make new pair. These were delivered to the pupils in their respective schools

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ACHIEVEMENTS
In line with this year activities for orphans and vulnerable children, we reached
out to about 245 pupils and put smiles on their faces with the free writing materials and
amendment of torn uniforms as well as provision of new uniform. We were also able to
come to the aid of a pupil sent out of school because he had no uniform. This put smiles
on their faces and the heads of the schools were very happy. We say a big thank you to global horn for their support in ensuring that these children remain in school. We also welcome support both local and internationally in continually helping these orphans. Their needs are enormous some of their needs includes foot wears, school bags(back packs) educational materials ,computers, books, projectors e.t.c. their schools also need recreational facilities.  Pic 4

ACD paid a courtesy on  Okhokhugbo community to see the community development association members in other to look for ways to partner with them in order to help to help to bring development to their community. advocacyThis  visit was in line with the partnership requested by the community in areas of road, health care and agricultural support for farmers who need farming implements to increase agricultural yields. The meeting had 15 people in attendance.

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acd-staff-with-members-of-okhokhugbo-community

 

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE FIRST EDO STATE INTER-COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON PEACE AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION, ORGANISED BY

ACTION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (ACD), ON THURSDAY, 18TH JUNE, 2015 AT ACD HALL, 32 MISSION ROAD, BENIN-CITY.

The meeting, which commenced at about 1:00pm, had in attendance Community Development Association Chairpersons and other members of various communities.

After deliberations, the following decisions were agreed upon as contained in the communique.

  • That youths be enlightened on good mannerism and the need to embrace peace dialogues.
  • That boundaries be properly marked out and identifiable.
  • That Youths of communities should be empowered in order to channel their strengths positively.
  • That thugs should not be used by, or allowed into communities.
  • That Cravings and tussle for power be de-emphasized.
  • That Community funds should not be diverted.
  • That people be regularly sensitised on the importance of peace and peace talks.
  • That Communities come together, periodically, to brainstorm on developmental strides and ways to foster peaceful coexistence.
  • That mutual understanding and partnership be created between neighbouring communities.
  • That Communities develop a good formula for sharing of land proceeds between the Enogie and CDA chairman.
  • That CDA leadership extend hand of fellowships with formidable and reliable NGOs.
  • That members have knowledge of Laws and Bye-laws of the land/ community they belong.
  • That communities work hand in hand with Security Agencies in the State or Local Government.
  • That cult activities be frowned at, due to the crimes they commit and evils they perpetrate.

Sam Ajufoh,

Executive Director,

Action for Community Development,

32 Mission Road, Benin-City.

Phone: 08182243781, www.acdng.org

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE FIRST EDO STATE INTER-COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON PEACE AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION, ORGANISED BY

ACTION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (ACD), ON THURSDAY, 18TH JUNE, 2015 AT ACD HALL, 32 MISSION ROAD, BENIN-CITY.

The meeting, which commenced at about 1:00pm, had in attendance Community Development Association Chairpersons and other members of various communities.

After deliberations, the following decisions were agreed upon as contained in the communique.

  • That youths be enlightened on good mannerism and the need to embrace peace dialogues.
  • That boundaries be properly marked out and identifiable.
  • That Youths of communities should be empowered in order to channel their strengths positively.
  • That thugs should not be used by, or allowed into communities.
  • That Cravings and tussle for power be de-emphasized.
  • That Community funds should not be diverted.
  • That people be regularly sensitised on the importance of peace and peace talks.
  • That Communities come together, periodically, to brainstorm on developmental strides and ways to foster peaceful coexistence.
  • That mutual understanding and partnership be created between neighbouring communities.
  • That Communities develop a good formula for sharing of land proceeds between the Enogie and CDA chairman.
  • That CDA leadership extend hand of fellowships with formidable and reliable NGOs.
  • That members have knowledge of Laws and Bye-laws of the land/ community they belong.
  • That communities work hand in hand with Security Agencies in the State or Local Government.
  • That cult activities be frowned at, due to the crimes they commit and evils they perpetrate.

Sam Ajufoh,

Executive Director,

Action for Community Development,

32 Mission Road, Benin-City.

Phone: 08182243781, www.acdng.org

Okhokhugbo Community representatives in ACD Hall to collect the school chair donated to their Community school

Okhokhugbo Community representatives in ACD Hall to collect the school chairs donated to their Community school

On the 18th of June 2015, Action for Community Development (ACD) Organized  first Edo  State Inter-Community Dialogue on Peace and Conflict Transformation for Community Development Association(CDA) Chairmen & Youth Chairmen of Various Communities across Edo South Senatorial District. During the Peace Dialogue, representatives from Okhokugbo & Oghede Community made a plea to ACDS that their Community Secondary School lacked Chairs & Tables and  Action for Community Development came to their rescue immediately after the meeting by donating some chairs which they made tosupport community schools. The communities received the chairs onbehalf of their schools onMonday the 22nd of June 2015.

ACD Donates chairs to community schools

ACD Donates chairs to community schools

More pictures on chairs donated

Driver of vehicle loading the chairs donated by Action for Community Development

Driver of vehicle loading the chairs donated by Action for Community Development

As part of efforts to empower youths and promote educational development in rural communities in Edo State of Nigeria, Action For Community development donated 25 chairs and desks to Oghede Community Secondary School in Ovia North East Local Government of Edo state and Okhokhugbo Community Secondary Schools in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
This was in fulfillment of promise made by our Executive Director, Mr Sam Ajufoh when community leaders from both communities made the request for support at a recent training on Inter Community Conflict Transformation organised recently by Action For Community Development

student of Oghede Community Secondary School, on one of the chair and desk donated.

student of Oghede Community Secondary School, on one of the chair and desk donated.