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Definitely. I have only been here six months which means I am no where near close to understanding all of the cultural norms. Thankfully I have a great team to let me know when I suggest something that is off and it has been great interviewing so many community members, leaders and health professionals. Their insight is irreplaceable.

Thanks! It was a but tricky to figure out but luckily I have some really smart friends.

Thanks for the insight! We definitely plan on involving the district as much as possible. As for getting the young mothers, we plan on relying on our relationships with young women through the education program that we have but more importantly the grandmothers and guardians. The programs we run with them have built the trust between Nyaka and the grandmothers and due to the HIV epidemic many of the young women we want to enroll are cared for by the elder generation in the community. We feel this will be the greatest asset. We have 26 mothers wanting to participate but many of those are not first time mothers. Hopefuly, as the program becomes common place in the community younger mothers will feel more comfortable with the program. We do recognize this as a challenge.