USAID Tulonge Afya project has recently completed the process of identifying and selecting the 17 Civil Society Organization who will work as sub grantee implementing partners under USAID Tulonge Afya project in regions of Mwanza, Shinyanga, Iringa, Njombe and Tabora. As such, the project conducted orientation sessions to CSO project staff and a network of Volunteers (Community Health Workers, Community Volunteers and Peer Champions) in all three zones. These orientation sessions were conducted in close collaboration and participation of the key government officials at national, regional and district level and included the representative from the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Eldery and Children - Health Promotion Section, Regional Medical Officer (RMO), Regional Health Promotion Coordinators (RHPC), Regional Community Development Officers (RCDO), District Health Promotion Coordinators (DHPC), District Community Development Officers (DCDO), District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO) and two CHW national trainers from each of these five regions
The CSO orientation to project staff was conducted for two days in each zone to discuss key issues regarding these CSO’s scope of work in respective regions such as project introduction and implementation approach, Orientation on internal controls and reporting tools, Orientation on sub award terms and conditions, Review on USAID Tulonge Afya training guideline to volunteers and discussion on the supportive supervision roles and responsibilities. 5 staff from each CSO attended.
The schedule of the orientation was as follows;
- Tabora – 18th – 19th June, 2018
- Mwanza and Shinyanga – 25 – 26th June, 2018
- Iringa and Njombe – 2 – 3rd July, 2018
On the other hand, the CSO orientation to selected Community Health Workers, Community Volunteers and Peer Champions volunteers who will implement community-based activities was conducted for three days in all 15 enhanced district and they were oriented on Project Overview including objectives, result areas, strategy and target audience, Helpful hints to implement the project activities under scope of work especially on how to organize activities and promote key messages, details on the SBCC materials developed and monitoring and reporting tools. The volunteer’s orientation took place from 20th June to 14th July, 2018.
T-MARC is looking forward to roll out community mobilization activities using this network of trained volunteers.