District Peshawar, KPK
It is no co-incidence that a child gravitates towards the mother, the strongest and the most special bond with her child for she not only brings a child into this world, she is also a complete institution for the child. From raising a child to inculcating morals and values into them, to playing a crucial role in their future development; a mother makes a tremendous contribution in her child’s life.
This training was a part of the Multisectoral Human Development Initiative taken by VSO international to improve access to education and health during the time of Covid-19. The training targeted reaching out to mothers who had been through tough times during the pandemic and had barely taken out time for themselves from the daily tight duties of their families. This training was mainly focused on psychosocial support to mothers and their children. It also emphasized that mothers must stay motivated to send their children back to school and ensure the children continue their education. Health hazards and SoP’s of Covid-19 were introduced along with the First Aid techniques to mothers during training to capable them to help their children during health emergencies. A group of 25 mothers from different communities were trained on the objectives below.
KWH provided a new experience for mothers from economically disadvantaged families and the children in their community. During the monitoring visits, mothers and children shared that they should be engaged in future alike opportunities. They were thankful to KWH and VSO for a unique experience of learning and personal development.
The event was chaired by District Education Officer (Female DO) who spoke to the participants about the importance of following SoPs after schools reopening, reassuring that SoPs are well understood by the head teachers and well defined by them to students. She also took the opportunity to thank VSO and KWH for distributing material for government schools.
After her speech, material was distributed among the participants ensuring each head teacher receives 300 Masks, 20 sanitizers and 20 posters for their schools.
Male District Education Officer also joined the event and delivered a speech on importance of following Covid-19 preventive SoPs in schools. Mr. Muhammad Kamran CEO KWH presented material to both male and female head teachers.
The immediate result is that head teachers collected material for their schools and it will help in prevention of Covid-19.
The objective of radio campaign was aimed to ‘Back to School Campaign-Build Back Better’ related. The Back to School Campaign-Build Back Better campaign produced and telecasted stories, awareness programs and radio spots for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The campaign on-aired for more than a week from mid of September, 2020 to October 02, 2020 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Campaign was composed of following components: