The Centre for Maternal and Child Health (CPMI) has held a 3-day capacity-building training session for community relays in the Moso natural region (Kinyinya and Nyabitsinda communes). Financed by Christian Solidarity International of Luxembourg, similar sessions were first organized in the communes of Ruyigi, Butezi and Butaganwa in 2010 as part of a three-year programme.
The community relays were elected in 2004 on the 178 hills of Ruyigi province under the Nzokira project to care for orphans and other vulnerable children implemented by Maison Shalom in partnership with the consortium Catholic Relief Services and CARE International. After the project ended in 2009, Maison Shalom remained with the villagers, encouraging them to continue taking proper care of their children and providing them with whatever support it could.
The theoretical training is accompanied by demonstrations and focuses on hygiene, nutrition and improved practices. The persons trained receive various forms of support (seed, material for ploughing, etc.) and are encouraged to share what they have learned with their neighbours. Overall, every day brings further improvements to living conditions in our communities - the goal of the training sessions.