GBV prevention and response project (Burnt Forest) – Celebration Day

On 15th February 2015, CEEC closed the project Building the capacity of communities in Burnt Forest to prevent and appropriately respond to Gender Based Violence with a celebration at Kamuyu Secondary School. The celebration brought together about 200 Community members who included 67 trainees from the eight farms. The chief guest was the Acting Deputy County Commissioner, Chuck Masua. Also in attendance were chief Bitok and assistant chief Biwott from Olenguse Location. Specialists on alcoholism from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital also attended the celebration to enlighten the community on the adverse effects of alcohol. A VCT desk was also in place due to requests from community members.

The guest speaker and the other invited guests lauded the project, saying it had made their work as government officials easier since there is heightened awareness of gender based violence. The community members were urged to change with the times and leave behind cultures that are not helpful.

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