Other MMH community stakeholder
WANAWAKE WAVUVI (WA-WA KENYA)
- Assigned Expertise
- Consulting, Marketing strategy
- Social impact focus
- Youth empowerment, Rural development, Training & Capacity building, Mental health, Poverty
- Part time over weeks
- Project location
- On-site, Virtual
- Project language
- English & Swahili
The issue of men drinking to their problems is a nightmare in many areas parts of Kenya more so within the fisher communities. A case scenario is where in some regions men died when HIV and AIDS hit the ground. Men through the patriarchal lenses powered by a strong cultural perception “men do not cry”, decided not to seek medical attention and that’s how they got into alcohol and hard drugs which claimed their lives. For this reason herein, we need an empathic trainer to develop training materials hold a training with creating a rapport with the target group to help them open up and share their issues.
- Step 1. Icebreaking Session with men (presentation-/ information-/ experience- exchange
- Step 2. Listen to men's voices to understand better what their needs are and how best to meet them.
ABOUT WANAWAKE WAVUVI (WA-WA KENYA)
At the age of 12, both of my parents died of HIV related conditions. My mother used to sell fish in order to take care of us and since we were poor and she couldn't raise capital for the business, she engaged into 'sex for fish' practices so as to secure the dwindling catch of fish. This is how she contracted HIV and both died. Interestingly, as my mother enrolled for medication, my father did not open up and he died in denial instead, he became a perennial drunkard and a violent man, only when he was drunk he could talk about his ill health condition. Today, we still have many like my dad.
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