2018 - 11 - 15

  • REV. JOE KARIUKI OF TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
  • SOME OF TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PASTORS
  • TRINITY MISSION GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL NETBALL TEAM
  • TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PASTORS AND LAITY
  • LET THE CHILDREN COME TO ME
  • TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHILDREN DEDICATION SERVICE
  • TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHILDREN DEDICATION SERVICE
  • TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WOMEN MINISTRY
  • TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHILDREN DEDICATION SERVICE
  • REV. JOE KARIUKI OF TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH BAPTISING A MEMBER
  • The Surrounding Community and Environment at Trinity United Methodist Mission School
  • The Communities near Trinity United Methodist Church
  • TRINITY MISSION GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
  • TRINITY MISSION BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
  • TRINITY MISSION SCHOOLS
  • TRINITY MISSION GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER TEAM IN ACTION
  • TRINITY MISSION BOYS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM IN ACTION
  • STUDENTS EDUCATION TOUR
  • STUDENTS HAVING LUNCH
  • BOOKS,DESKS AND TABLES DONATIONS FROM USA
  • DONATIONS
  • MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC
  • MEDICAL OUTREACH PROGRAMME
  • A View of Trinity United Methodist Mission Dispensary
  • Medication Services at Trinity Trinity United Methodist Mission Medical Clinic
  • SCHOOL FARMING PROJECTS
  • SCHOOL FARMING PROJECTS
  • SCHOOL FARMING PROJECTS

USING FOOTBALL TO PROMOTE HEALTH AMONG SLUM YOUTH

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pilot project is working with 500 youth in Kikopey slum area in Nakuru County, Kenya where various football skills are linked to environment and health risk factors that affect them. The youth also learn organic farming methods for food security and nutrition.

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ootball is the one activity that unites people of different ages, gender, social and cultural backgrounds. It is uniquely effective and affordable for promoting good health, while fighting hunger and poverty especially among the youth.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES LINKED TO HEALTH RISK FACTORS

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n Kenya, a pilot project with 500 youth is being run by Trinity United Methodist Church in Central/Narok District. Trinity United Methodist Church is linking sports with environmental clean-ups, AIDS prevention, leadership training and other community service activities involving approximately 2000 young people in the slums of Gilgil, Naivasha and Narok and Nakuru areas.

 

‘Football for health’ is an ’11 Health’ programme that improves children’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards diseases. Eleven simple messages on prevention, all based on scientific facts and linked to a specific football action, are practiced by youth group in eleven 90-minute sessions. The first half is called ‘Play Football ‘and inducts a specific football skill. The second half is called ‘Play Fair’and informs about the specific health issues and teaches children behaviour that introduces healthy ways to protect themselves.

YOUTH TRANSFER SKILLS TO FAMILIES AND PEERS

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rinity United Methodist Church Outreach team has been working with football teams in the slum where participating youth are shown how they can use their environment to improve their nutrition and food security. The young people share it with their families and peers.

Training Skills Imparted On Slum Youth

Health message

Football skill

Risk factors influenced

play football (physical exercise)

playing football

high blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, physical inactivity

Respect girls and women

passing

Unsafe sex

Protect yourself from HIV

Heading

unsafe sex

Avoid drugs and alcohol

Dribbling

use of alcohol, tobacco

Use treated bed nets

Shielding

Malaria

Wash your hands

Defending

Poor sanitation and hygiene

Drink clean water

Trapping

Contaminated water supply

Eat a balanced diet

Building fitness

Under and over-weight, inadequate fruit and vegetable intake

Vaccinate yourself and your family

Shooting

Inadequate health protection

Take your prescribed medication

Goalkeeping

Inadequate health protection

Fair play

Teamwork

Family and social support

 

STARTED WITH KITCHEN GARDENS

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