PRESENTATION BY
DUNCAN M. SAKIMPA
FEED THE CHILDREN – KENYA
Presentation Outline
Feed The Children – Kenya; mission, vision and program
work.
Kajiado County HIV status.
The maasai...
Feed The Children – KENYA
FTC-K is an international, Christian nonprofit relief
organization founded in 1979 in Oklahoma ...
Feed The Children – KENYA
cont….
VISION
Every child grows up in a community and environment
to realize their full potentia...
HIV & AIDS Profile –Kajiado
County
Total population (2009 census) – 687,312.
HIV adult prevalence (overall) – 5% (UNAIDS...
HIV burden in Kajiado
Total population (2009) 687,312 21
HIV adult prevalence
(overall)
5% 27
Number of adults living
with...
HIV & AIDS Profile–Kajiado
County cont…….
The county had about 1,200 new adult infections in
2011. Kenya aims to reduce n...
Maasai Moran's
Maasai Moran’s
Maasai are indeed a truly independent and proud
with a culture more complex and interesting than
popular i...
Maasai Moran’s cont……
They are sexually active and have several sexual
partners and culture is silent on it.
Morans have...
Maasai Moran’s
Due to their isolated nature, they don’t turn up for
medical camps, HTC sessions, integrated outreaches or...
Reaching Maasai Moran's
through sports
FTC-K used sports (javelin) as a platform to bring on
board the cohort for a HIV p...
Lessons learnt
Culture and sports can be combined to enhance a health
intervention.
There is need to design different in...
Recommendations and way
forward
There is need to come up with a deliberate
intervention to reach to such groups as Morans...
In Conclusion
To accomplish great things, we must not only act,
but also dream, not only plan but also believe. –
Jacques ...
Any Questions, Comments?
ASHE OLENG!
CULTURE, SPORTS AND HIV PREVENTION AMONG THE MAASAI MORANS
CULTURE, SPORTS AND HIV PREVENTION AMONG THE MAASAI MORANS
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CULTURE, SPORTS AND HIV PREVENTION AMONG THE MAASAI MORANS

  1. 1. PRESENTATION BY DUNCAN M. SAKIMPA FEED THE CHILDREN – KENYA
  2. 2. Presentation Outline Feed The Children – Kenya; mission, vision and program work. Kajiado County HIV status. The maasai Moran's culture. FTC Strategy – Reaching Morans through Sports. Lessons learnt. Recommendations and way forward.
  3. 3. Feed The Children – KENYA FTC-K is an international, Christian nonprofit relief organization founded in 1979 in Oklahoma City, USA. FTC was registered in Kenya under the Non- Governmental Organization Board Act in 1993. Programmatic work and activities focus: Food and Nutrition, Health and WASH, Education, Livelihood and Development
  4. 4. Feed The Children – KENYA cont…. VISION Every child grows up in a community and environment to realize their full potential. MISSION We exist to implement and promote community based sustainable programs through advocacy, care and protection, empowerment and capacity building.
  5. 5. HIV & AIDS Profile –Kajiado County Total population (2009 census) – 687,312. HIV adult prevalence (overall) – 5% (UNAIDS).  19,194 adults living with HIV. 22,196 adults plus children were living with HIV.
  6. 6. HIV burden in Kajiado Total population (2009) 687,312 21 HIV adult prevalence (overall) 5% 27 Number of adults living with HIV 19,194 24 Number of children living with HIV 3,002 23 Total number of people living with HIV 22,196 24
  7. 7. HIV & AIDS Profile–Kajiado County cont……. The county had about 1,200 new adult infections in 2011. Kenya aims to reduce new HIV infections by at least 50% in all counties by 2015. In Kajiado County, approximately 34% of individuals had their first experience of sexual intercourse before the age of 15, an indication of early sexual debut.
  8. 8. Maasai Moran's
  9. 9. Maasai Moran’s Maasai are indeed a truly independent and proud with a culture more complex and interesting than popular imagination would suggest. Moranism is a stage which young boys between the age of 15 to 25 years undergo after circumcision before they become young adults. The Morans through their cultural practices and attitude isolate themselves from the mainstream community.
  10. 10. Maasai Moran’s cont…… They are sexually active and have several sexual partners and culture is silent on it. Morans have got their own chosen leaders who command respect within the cohort. They interact freely with young girls during traditional occasions and are allowed to sing and dance throughout the night up to morning (Osinkolio).
  11. 11. Maasai Moran’s Due to their isolated nature, they don’t turn up for medical camps, HTC sessions, integrated outreaches or health talks to get HIV and AIDS prevention information/Education. The above factors predispose the Morans to HIV and STIs new infections and have no access to HIV prevention information. Combined with high ego, they suffer in silence and there is no known intervention that deliberately addresses them.
  12. 12. Reaching Maasai Moran's through sports FTC-K used sports (javelin) as a platform to bring on board the cohort for a HIV prevention event. Combination of a prize which has value to the cohort enhances attendance and the urge to participate. During the sports activities FTC provides education on HIV and HTC services. Through peer influence more than half of the Morans who come out for sports also get tested for HIV.
  13. 13. Lessons learnt Culture and sports can be combined to enhance a health intervention. There is need to design different interventions for different cohorts. Culture is complex, respect it, understand it and use it to enhance intervention. Culture friendly interventions /Sports has proved to be a platform to reach out to hard to reach populations.
  14. 14. Recommendations and way forward There is need to come up with a deliberate intervention to reach to such groups as Morans. There is a need to scale up HIV testing in the county, to counsel and reduce the risk for those who test negative, and to link those who test positive to care and treatment programmes.
  15. 15. In Conclusion To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe. – Jacques Anatole Thibault (1844 – 1924)
  16. 16. Any Questions, Comments? ASHE OLENG!
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