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PEER TO PEER TRAINING AMONG MOTHERS.

MOTHERS OF THE SAME AGE GROUP SHOULD FIND TIME TOGETHER IN FORUMS AIMED AT SHARING ABOUT THEIR MOTHERHOOD EXPERIENCES. THE WELL BEING OF THEIR, CHILDREN BELOW 5YRS. BOTH PARENTS SHOULD FULLY PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CONCERNING HEALTH OF THE 0-5YRS OLD CHILDREN AS MAY BE ORGANIZED BY THE HEALTH PROVIDERS, TRAIN PARENTS ON THE VALUE OF CLEAN WATER, ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND ALL THAT PERTAIN TO NUTRITION, BALANCED DIET,EXCLUSIVE BREAST FEEDING, CHART DOWN GROWTH STAGES. CHECK AGAINST SUCCESSFUL STAGES, WHEN BABY IS DUE FOR IMMUNIZATION.COMMENT ON STAGE OBSERVATION

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THIS WILL REDUCE THE MORTALITY RATES AMONG THE JUVENILE DUE TO IGNORACE.  IT IS SAID FROM THE OLD  BOOK WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE PEOPLE PERIS AND MOST YOUNG MOTHERS LACK THE PARENTING KNOW-HOW

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

THE CHILDREN AT 0- 5YRS. YOUNG MOTHERS, FATHERS, AND CARE GIVERS IN KARIADUDU, NAIROBI KENYA.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

HIRE A SPECIOUS VENUE INVITE A FEW MOTHERS OF ALMOST THE SAME AGE THROUGH DIFFERENT COMMUNITY LEADERS. FIND PARTNERS FOR COST SHARING.USE EXISTING NETWORKS AS POINT OF ENTRY. CREATE FOR THEM A FORUM FOR DIALOGUE AND ALLOW A COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER (CHW) TO SHARE WITH THEM. GET THE FEED BACK.

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

EXPERT ADVICE.FEEDBACK FROM THE OPENIDEO COMMUNITY, ANY TYPE OF PARTNER.

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am ready and interested in testing this idea and making it real in my community.

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Mothers who are in the young mothers groups(Y.I.K.E) are well informed than those that are not exposed to any kind of training.we must forge ahead
to empower young mothers to embrace the principles of safe motherhood practices.

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Hi Gabriel, interesting post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story with higher impact. You should be able to use the Update Entry button on the right of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. We know occasionally people have issues uploading images so let us know by hitting the Feedback button at the bottom of most pages of our site if you face any problems. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.

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Hi Gabriel, I totally agree that mothers and fathers should share and compare experiences. It is always useful and reassuring to know that you are not alone and your doing a good job as a parent. Have you thought that mothers of other ages, even generations may be able to offer just as useful (if not, more) than women of the same ages. Where would these meetings take place? Would fathers have a seperate time slot for meetings? Women's groups can be quite cover quite embarassing topics of conversations, especially for the younger mother. Would there be activities or sessions held for mother and child? Good luck with this idea. I think you're on to something really great here.
Charlotte

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wonderful comment thank you Charlotte. there is a way to involve all parents but it is always easier with ladies first and men later in a seperate forum.