The Healthy Learning Project
Every child deserves high quality healthcare… CeSAHA 2021
School health programme (SHP) is said to be one of the most efficient strategies that a nation can use to prevent major health and social problems. Next to the family, schools can serve as vehicles for imparting relevant health-related instructions, life skills and experiences that can prepare young people for their roles as healthy, productive and responsible adults.
The school provides a unique opportunity for health education promotion, and is a means of establishing a firm foundation for the healthy habits of the future adult population of any nation. School health activities not only support the sustainable development goals for health (SDG 3) and education (SDG 4), but also SDG 2 (reducing hunger), SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).
CeSAHA commenced a CeSAHA School Health Programme with the goal to create and nurture a supportive school environment that is critical to promoting and maintaining the health of all pupils of LAKOWE community pupils, their staff and parents through a well designed and professionally delivered school health intervention programme.
Lakowe School Health Programme activities carried out so far:
Stakeholder engagement is pivotal to the progress and success of any project. CeSAHA team introduced the SHP to the PTA executives, parents and teachers at the last PTA meeting held in the school premises.
Volunteer Training – Volunteers were trained on the different health screenings (Eye, Ear, Nutritional status assessment etc.) in anticipation of the School Health Outreach.
Lakowe Community School Outreach – The health screening commenced on Monday, 19th October, 2021. Students were screened for various health conditions (eye, ear, dental, nutritional status assessments, tuberculosis etc.).
A flag-off ceremony took place on Wednesday, 20th October, 2021 at the school premises.
The CeSAHA School Health Programme is in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, SUBEB Lagos, MIXTA group, Amara Medicare and Society for Family Health.
Mrs Opaleye – retired school principal LASG
Mr Olaleye – Headteacher of Lakowe community primary school
Prof Sade Akinsola- consultant ophthalmologist LUTH and dean clinical sciences CMUL, UNILAG
Dr Nike Oduwole – retired permanent Secretary MOH, Lagos state government.
Photos credit: CeSAHA 2021