Project information

Nursing Training Centre for rural Kenya

Having sourced training equipment from the UK Out of Afrika would like to establish a Nursing Training Centre at ICT College in Thika, Kenya. Our aim is to offer nurse training courses alongside our already established Fire and Safety Management and First Aid courses.

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Charity information: Out Of Afrika

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  • Need

    Need

    In rural communities in Kenya, the majority of the people live in extreme poverty; confronted by malnutrition, malaria and the devastating affects of HIV and AIDS. Many suffer from conditions for which they are unable to access or afford the necessary treatment, resulting in many preventable deaths, particularly in children under 5.
    A shortage of health personnel is hampering access to medical services in
    Kenya especially in rural areas.Kenya needs at least 80,000 more nurses.

    Solution

    Out of Afrika aims to establish a nursing school at International Centre of
    Technology. The proposed Nursing school will be a Centre of Excellence
    providing programmes for the education and training for nurses at an
    international standard with an emphasis on whole person care and integrated approaches to the delivery of care. The Out of Afrika Nursing School will assist increase the number of trained nurses in Kenya and improve the quality of care for rural areas.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Build and equip the Out of Afrika School of Nursing at ICT College, Thika, Kenya

    Activities

    » Out of Afrika has already been offered medical and nursing equipment from the UK.Events in the UK will start the fundraising for the building fund

    Building a medical centre to host the School of Nursing at ICT College. Success will be providing excellent education and training facilities for nursing students.


  • Impact

    Impact

    It is hoped that Out of Afrika School of Nursing will evolve to become a centre of excellence providing programs for student nurses to learn skills for vital health development in Kenya. Success will be increasing the quality of health education in rural Kenya and delivering a step by step increase in the number of well educated health professionals throughout the country.
    We will include community placements as part of the course, enabling the students to take their new skills to the community

    Risk

    Risks of this project could involve enrolling a substantial number of student nurses in order to open a successful medically equipped education and training centre at ICT College.
    ICT College successfully market and promote current courses to ensure the suitable number of students are present to run their courses. Out of Afrika has received small offers of donated medical and nursing equipment from the UK to start the nursing school.

    Reporting

    Funders of this project will receive reports and photos of the nursing students at the training centre and in the local community. They will also receive Out of Afrika newsletters and updates will be available on the website. Out of Afrika will offer regular email reports to donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £6,500 Medical Centre Building for School of Nursing
      £1,000 Equipment Specialist medical equipment in addition to already offered donations from UK
      £1,000 Books and Uniform Uniform and educational materials for first years students
  • Background

    Location

    The project will be based in Thika.Out Of Afrika (OOA) began in 1996 working at grass root level with local communities in and around the Thika District and other parts of Kenya.The charity grew out of a need to respond to the desperate plight of orphaned, disabled and disadvantaged children who live without basic amenities and can’t afford an education with a Child Sponsorship program.ICT College serves the same community and throughout Kenya offering fire safety education and training.

    Beneficiaries

    The effects of poverty are mostly felt by the vulnerable groups such as
    youths, children and women are all at risk. Children suffer most amongst
    other deprivations, from hunger and malnutrition.Women comprise the majority of those affected by poverty.They are afforded fewer educational opportunities and have maternal responsibilities at home.Thika has a population of 139,853 which is growing rapidly,as is the entire greater Nairobi area.Our aim is to train & educate nurses to serve this area

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Out of Afrika aims to establish a nursing school at ICT College. The proposed Nursing school will be a Centre of Excellence providing programmes for the education and training for nurses at an international standard with an emphasis on whole person care and integrated approaches to the delivery of care.
    Out of Afrika has experience of offering successful Fire and Disaster Management training across the country.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Desmond Nganga

    UK Project Manager

    Kerry Lewis

    UK Project Administrator

£50

Will buy uniform & books for a student nurse