June 28, 2017

Mtae update 2018

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Completed: 

  • Installation of a 5,000 liter water tank at the main toilet block at Mtae Secondary School (April 2017);
  • Vaccination of 75 village dogs against rabies (April 2017);
  • Purchase of animal medications and agricultural supplies to top-up previously established (December 2015) farmers' cooperative store (April 2017);
  • Supplying the village women's group, established by the Peace Corps volunteer, with culture for yoghurt making; from February 2017 into the foreseeable future;
  • In partnership with the village Peace Corp volunteer Joan Mutinda, the purchasing of medical equipment - examination beds, stethoscope, blood pressure and blood sugar monitors, screens, surgical instruments etc. - for the health centre (March 2017);
  • In partnership with the Peace Corps volunteer, supplied a village women's group with seed and fertilizer to expand their vegetable garden (May 2017);
  • In partnership with the Peace Corps volunteer, distributed Days for Girls pads (donated by DFG Australia) to 30 young women. This was accompanied by a health education workshop (May 2017);
  • Ward Veterinary Officer received access to the office of Fair World Foundation to use also as his office (April 2017);
  • Rennovation of 8 classrooms at the Primary School (November 2017);
  • Supply hand-washing units with soap to the students of Mtae Secondary School as an ongoing project (November 2018);
  • Finance the purchase of a sterilizer machine and the building of an incinerator at the health centre (January 2018);
  • Renovate the existing ward at the health centre and provide 8 beds and matresses for women and children (January 2018);
  • Vaccination of 209 cows against anthrax and black leg (June 2017)'
  • Build a slaughter slab for the village that is safe for the animals and hygienic for the meat
  • Investigate the possibility of a stunning technique for cows that will result in the animals dying without pain, without fear and without knowledge
  • Finance the purchase of a vet kit  and microscope  for the regional veterinary officer
  • Vaccination of 209 cows against anthrax and black leg (June 2017)

 In progress for 2018:
  

 *   Attatch a 5000 liter water tank to the recently completed women's ward at the health clinic;

 *   Rennovate four classrooms at the Mtae secondary school.

 

      

Under consideration:

  • Build a slaughter slab for the village that is safe for the animals and hygienic for the meat
  • Investigate the possibility of a stunning technique for cows that will result in the animals dying without pain, without fear and without knowledge
  • Finance the purchase of a vet kit  and microscope  for the regional veterinary officer
  • Vaccination of 209 cows against anthrax and black leg (June 2017)
  • Ward Veterinary Officer to publish booklet on Happy Cows Happy Farmers principles and establish farmer education groups based around good animal welfare practices in 10 villages.
Vegetable garden
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