Older Persons of Katabi Community and their Carers working towards achieving their dream

After realising their strengths, Older Persons of Katabi Community and their Carers are working towards achieving their dream of a health community. They have mobilised resources for constructing a dark shed for growing mushrooms, they have Identified already the market for their product and have also started a saving scheme. Bravo CLC and watch the space 

 

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Comment by zoneziwoh on August 7, 2012 at 7:51pm

I look forward to reading from you on Uganda's MAKE MAMA VISIBLE. great!!! it is good to know you are inspired by the MMV.

Comment by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on August 7, 2012 at 7:10pm

Make Mama visible is a great initiative which we shall also try out in Uganda where we shall also include men. Thank you Zoneziwoh

Comment by zoneziwoh on August 7, 2012 at 6:48pm

Amazing initiative dear Namara. I am immensely proud at the work you are doing to connect elderly people's voices globally. May I cease this opportunity to share with you one of my recent program which works with Aging mothers, above 70 years. This August, I shall be organizing a race for mothers above 70 years, under the theme: MAKE MAMA VISIBLE.

MAKE MAMA VISIBLE, an honorary walk race to bring aging mothers in the rural villages of Cameroon to the spotlight as athletes and entertainers - while highlighting the value of motherhood.

On Sunday, August 26th, for the first time in the history of Cameroon, women age 75 and above shall take part in a Fast Walk Race in Bafanji village, Northwest Region of Cameroon.

The idea of this public walk is to create space for aged mama to become visible; change the sport dynamics allowing possibilities for age people to entertain the young and vice versa and as well as to make age mothers living in the rural regions to feel honored,valued, and confident and not to think their age as a barrier to be happy.

I look forward to hearing from you-- see the link on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/154960187969672/

TWITTER: #MMV12

Comment by Jean-Louis Lamboray on July 26, 2012 at 1:17pm

All the best with this project.

This is what our DRC friends call Small Feasible Actions! There is so much we can do with our own resources.

 When dried mushrooms hit the market, let me know!

JL

Comment by Marie Lamboray on July 25, 2012 at 6:21pm

Thank you, Arthur, for keeping us up to date on the local response of the Katabi Community.

I've added below the links to your pictures:

http://aidscompetence.ning.com/photo/katabi-older-persons?context=l...

 

http://aidscompetence.ning.com/photo/older-women-participating-in-b...

 

http://aidscompetence.ning.com/photo/later-they-agreed-to-form-a-sa...

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