Health Initiatives Mission (HIM) chief goal is offering healing to the vulnerable and the sick among the marginalized Community of Pokot Tribe, in Northwest Kenya. We hope to accomplish this by collaborating with others to provide clean water, clinics, schooling and foster peace amongst the Pokot and the neighboring tribes.
Healthy, Safe and Prosperous Community.
Malaria is a matter of life and death for Children in the Pokot region, where only 1 in 3 children lives to see their 5th Birthday. Malaria also causes anemia in pregnant women. HIM hopes to work with pregnant mother to reverse this trend via treatment and prevention measures.
We will also work with local community leader to discourage a practice called Female Genital Mutilation which is common in Pokot community. FGM has contributed to many medical and social problems with young girls. HIM also hopes to promote other healthy rites of passage for young girls in place of FGM.
Access to clean water is crucial health concern in the Pokot Community. Contaminated water is a leading cause of illness in Pokot children. Young children fetching sometimes water walk of as many as 20 miles each way. Drilled Wells with Hand Pumps are the best alternative.
HIM is fundraising among individuals and organizational partners to purchase drilling equipment in order to provide a long-term solution for the water problem affecting the Pokot Tribe. With access to drilling equipment, the Pokot community can construct and manage clean water wells for drinking, cooking, agriculture and hygiene.
HIM believes that clean water will improve the overall health of the Pokot Community more than anything else, so we have made this our first priority at this time. Please support our Well-drilling fund drive by clicking here
Schools Montessori Model
Schools We seek to work with Global Education Advisory Consortium (GEAC) to offer new models of Education to children of Arid and Semi-Arid areas of Northwestern Kenya.
With input from GEAC and their parent organization called Center for Amity and Restoration of Earth (CARE), Health Initiatives Mission will seek to expand the Kenya Exploratorium Model School to the Pastoralists tribes of Northwestern Kenya, starting with the Pokot Community along the Kenya-Uganda border.
HIM will work with GEAC and CARE to offer insights of education challenges associated with pastoralists of NW Kenya. These challenges are unique to these communities and would need to be taken into consideration as the Education Restoration Plan is rolled out in Kenya. These are:
Our organizational core belief is that “LOVE HEALS”. This is not only true of individuals, but also true of communities and even countries.
Fighting between Pokot tribe and its neighboring tribes has been a historical problem that is in need of new and long-term solutions.
For a long time, the Kenyan Government has resorted to “punishment measures” to force the Pokot people to comply but that has yielded minimal success. HIM believes that the Power of LOVE combined with modern technology offers an opportunity for a lasting peace between the Pokots and community and its neighboring tribes.