PAST ACTIVITY BRIEFS AND FUNDING – This Section Deals only with Early Works (pre-2011). Later Activities can be assesses on the INFORMATION menu
MAHSRA has executed many different projects solely and in partnerships with other non-governmental organizations and governments both internally and foreign.
Externally in Lagos – Nigeria 2006/2007 and under the direction of MADDHUZ international the following programs on health and human rights were realized.
- Dated 2nd November 2006, we made a school to school tour to over 30 secondary institutions with program (10months program) tagged “KICK HIV/AIDS OUT OF TEENAGE-HOOD”. Program financial and materially supported by the Alimosho local government, Lagos – Nigeria.
- Dated December 1st 2006 (world AIDS day), we also had caravan tour around the streets of IKEJA in partnership with AIDS Volunteer group (AVG) saint. Leo catholic institution Ikeja – Lagos, program titled “Rights of PLWHA”
- In September2009 we worked in collaboration with SAMBA UNIT Nigeria to produce a short movie and musical video tracts on Anti-HIV stigma projections, duplicated over 15,000 copies, visited 3 TV stations and 6 radio stations, organized 2 live musical shows hosting over 6000 views and distributed the Video CDs
- Dated 27th November to 30th November 2007, we participated in a workshop patronized by the minister of Labor and social security in Cameroon Professor Robert Nkili, themed; “Politics and national legislation on Human rights and Democracy at workplaces”.
- Dated 7th January 2008, we self funded in partnership grants from West African Generous Businessmen Union (WAGEBU) of a 10 months project titled “Democracy and traditional African rule” with material and technical support from Information, Communication and Engineering Center (ICEC) Cameroon, Revolutionary Stars International and the Northwest Women Association for Human rights and Democracy (NWAHD) Cameroon;
- Still in 2008 in collaboration with the Hope Raising Stars (HRS) we assisted in achieving the following;
- Visited the Fon of Njinibi, made study tours and obtained permission to use palace for our program;
- Organized 6meetings with the Fon of Njinibi and the elders of his village and educated them on the goals of H.S.I. and MAHSRA;
- Organized 12meetings with the women of Njinibi and the villagers and sensitized them on our mission and goals;
- Identified the problems faced by the women, widows, orphans and ageing of Njinibi village;
- Opened an adult literacy club with 72 women and one man which held meetings on a weekly;
- Organized 2 counseling seminars based on social life, parenting and good moral values;
- Added 2 teachers to the Adult literacy Center;
- Received and counseled on 24 cases of widowhood disinheritance, marital violence and mental disabilities;
- Organized a 2day seminar with the rural women on reproductive health, personal hygiene and environmental hygiene;
- Coordinated a day’s workshop with women and few men on care of the ageing and nutrition;
- Sensitized the villagers on community work and environmental hygiene through our numerous visits and meetings with our target population;
- Paid 32 Home visits to widows and orphans, made proper acquaintance with them and their environment;
- Organized 6 meetings with the widows with talks on sexually transmittable diseases and personal hygiene;
- Organized a 2days workshop on capacity building for income generating activity with the widows;
- Had 30 more counseling sessions of our target populations in our head office;
- Joined other women to celebrate international day of the women-8th March 2008;
- Visited and offered gifts to over 50 orphans in Momo division;
- Visited and offered gifts to over 30 widows in Momo division;
- Visited and offered gifts to over 24 mentally disabled and aged persons in Momo division;
- Organized a day’s workshop on Rights of the Women with the Fon, the elders and the women of Njinibi;
- Carved the Njinibi village into workable zones suiting our priority objectives and appointing zonal leaders for each workable zone to represent us;
- Organized a training workshop that empowered our zonal leaders on the strategic objectives and plans of H.R.S and MAHSRA that enabled them to engage in best practices for campaigns to reduce extreme poverty and illiteracy in the Njinibi village;
- Joined other women groups in celebrating the international day of the women-8th March 2009;
- Counseled 8 couples on good parenting policies and legal marriage recognition status;
- Offered gifts to over 20 desperate widows and ageing;
- Visited 18 aged persons, had encouragement discussions, advised and counseled them on how to pass down skills, positive culture/tradition and good moral values to the young generation;
- Organized 2 day capacity building on food processing and income generating activities;
- Organized a day’s workshop on proper gardening methods and effective ‘petit’ trading techniques with over 50 women;
- Had day’s workshop with women on nutrition and home management;
- Organized an end of year cultural dance and other activities based for entertainment and passing down of good moral values;
- Held 4 evaluative board and general meetings on financial analysis, reports, and action plan for 2009 for improving on our program management schemes and a detail study of the most pressing needs of our target populations;
- Dated 7th of September 2009 till 10th March 2010, project purpose; “To fight institutionalized and societal stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS and encourage employers and sociocultural groups to adopt specific policies that protect the rights of HIV-infected workers and groups members in Bamenda the North west region of Cameroon”. Program funded by Challenge fund and supervised by the British High Commission to Cameroon. Had a field assistance participation of the Human rights Resources Management Clinic and Education (HURMACE) Centre Cameroon;
- Dated 21st of September 2010 till 10th March 2011, project purpose; “To fight institutionalized and societal stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS and encourage employers and sociocultural groups to adopt specific policies that protect the rights of HIV-infected workers and groups members in Ngaoundere the Adamawa region of Cameroon”. Program funded by Challenge fund and supervised by the British High Commission to Cameroon. Had material support of Synergies Africaines and Association Cameroonaise pour le Marketing Social (ACMS) technical support from club pere éducateur and club santé of the university of Ngaoundéré;
- From October to December 2010 we conducted a research on the origin and cultural heritage of the Bamoun people in Ngaoundere and participated in the annual NGUON festival elaborating on the socio-cultural rights of the indigenous Bamoun people.
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