Baobuyu Learning Center hosts various workshops open to the local community throughout the year. We respond to the specific needs of the community and we tailor the workshops to fit their needs and demands.
Examples of past workshops include:
Zambia faces numerous health challenges in addition to HIV/AIDS. Tuberculosis, malaria, heart disease, diabetes, strokes, mental health issues and malnutrition all take their toll on rural, isolated communities. Education surrounding health is often poor and punctuated with myths and taboos, which often do more harm than good.
We provide workshops on health, nutrition and balanced lifestyles, with an emphasis on recognising the symptoms of diseases such as TB and malaria; cervical and breast cancer; and first aid courses.
First Aid Courses
First aid is not widely taught in Zambia, but a basic knowledge and skill set can make the world of difference in an emergency. We hold regular first aid courses for our teachers, parents and local teenagers on how to respond to various emergency scenarios, such as choking, strokes, burns, snake bites, etc.
Our interns recently collaborated on a ‘Basic First Aid Guide’, which we rolled out to our various community groups. When qualified healthcare workers visit us, we up the ante with these workshops and provide a more in-depth explanation and demonstration of first aid skills.
Due to the immense poverty surrounding Mwandi, it is important that we provide the local community with opportunities to acquire new skills that may help them earn an income in the future.
In conjunction with professionals, we have hosted practical skills-training with workshops in woodcarving, gardening, bicycle repairs and maintenance, cooking classes, budgeting and finance, and entrepreneurship.