Archive for Juli, 2015

postheadericon Health Screenings – Students

Yesterday and today we did health screenings with students at Shirati Primary School in Shirati. We are testing students of different schools, some of them already have education from Maji Safi Group (our After School program) and are regularly taught about disease prevention and proper WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) behavior, other schools are starting participating in our program. And we will test students at privat and governemental schools. All students will get tested, but medicine will only be handed out, if parents are on place. To make sure, that the medicine will be taken as prescribed and that the parents know, what the child is suffering of.

Have a look at these impressions of the last two days:

postheadericon Health Screenings – Families

We started doing health screenings with the families of the employees of Maji Safi Group. Last week, we did tests with families participating in our Home Visit program. Families, who are taught in disease prevention and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) behavior for a longer time and families who just enrolled. The first two days, July 14 and 15, we did the screenings at Maji Safi Group’s office in Shirati. On July 16 and 17 we could use the infrastructure of Tina’s Educational Center in Nyamagongo, a little village of Shirati.

All participants in the testing are tested on water borne diseases and optionally on malaria. Maji Safi Group is offering free medicine for the treatment of the water borne diseases, but not for malaria. These patients are sent to dispensaries or the hospital. We also offer free porridge to everyone – as patients suffering of bilharzia have to take medicine on place which requests a full stomach.

Every staff member of Maji Safi Group has its own task. Some are responsible for getting samples of stool and urine, some are doing registration and teaching, some are giving medicine and are doing malaria tests, others are measuring and weihging the people. I am in charge for uji (porridge), water and taking pictures. Jackob Lucas had a bit time on Friday to take over my camera, so there are also some pictures of me working in the field.

This week, we will start the tests with school children, participating in our After School program. Pictures will follow!

postheadericon Annual Report 2014

The annual report of Maji Safi Group is published.

You can download it here: Annual Report 2014

postheadericon Health Screenings for the People of Shirati

Last week, I have spent a few lazy days at home. I sew curtains, built a garden together with my brother – having Mama’s instructions… – and enjoyed family life in Shirati. On Saturday, we started the health screenings for families participating in Maji Safi Group’s Homevisit program. We will also test participants of the After School program (hundreds of children!) and the Singing & Dance and Female Hygiene program. The screenings will go on until mid August and afterwards, there will be a lot of analyzing stuff to do.


As Linda Stamm was supporting us with her knowledge and experience in doing health screenings for the ACT Mara in Musoma, she and Florian stayed in Shirati over the weekend. So I have had a great time with friends and family!

Friends and family... makes me just happy!

Friends and family… makes me just happy!

Friends and family... makes me just happy!

Friends and family… makes me just happy!

Linda, Florian, Silas and Irdhi on top of Shirati...

Linda, Florian, Silas and Irdhi on top of Shirati…