Health

About

Many families in Mollebaya suffer from low hygiene standards and a lack of sanitary facilities that lead to water pollution and health problems. Intiwawa educates the children and their families about healthy lifestyles, based on correct dental hygiene, a healthy diet and positive personal habits.  

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Dental Hygiene

Our Dental Hygiene Project was initiated out of concern for dental problems and tooth decay, due to a lack of resources and access to education about oral hygiene. Intiwawa works to change this through:​

  • Educational workshops for the children and parents

  • The coordination of donations of dental kits for the children throughout the year

  • Annual teeth cleaning, fluorization and screening for cavities and orthodontic issues

  • Collaborating with local dentists to facilitate low-cost access to dental and orthodontic care for the children

Nutrition

Through our nutrition project, we employ a local nutritionist who educates the children and their families about healthy lifestyles, a healthy diet and positive personal eating habits. In addition, as part of our Academic Support Program, the children receive a nutritious and balanced meal every day, Monday through Friday.

The objectives of our nutrition projects are: 

  • To offer healthy and fresh meals to the children in order to combat anemia and malnutrition 

  • To educate parents and children about healthy nutrition choices

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