Health

Under health CECOME focuses on the following areas:

Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

CECOME works with communities to address all forms of sex and gender-based violence in the community, campaigning against all forms of gender discrimination, harmful cultural practices (FGM) as well as sensitizing the community on women rights and human rights.

Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRH)

CECOME in collaboration with other partners ensures that communities have timely access and adequate information on women and girl’s sexual reproductive health choices, safe and acceptable contraception methods, safe delivery, Menstrual hygiene for girls, sexuality education and prevention of teen pregnancies.

Hygiene and Sanitation

CECOME educates communities on good hygiene and sanitation practices geared towards promoting environmental and toilet hygiene and reduce water borne diseases. The organization ensures that communities have community led solutions aimed at keeping high environmental hygiene standards including health education for schools.

Water

Under Water CECOME focuses on the following areas:

WASH program for schools

CECOME provides schools with hand washing facilities in rural schools to promote effective handwashing and prevent sanitation-related diseases, ensure access to safe drinking water and improve the health of school going children by reducing diarrhoeal diseases. The organization trains community resource people from schools to spear head the WASH program in the school and its environs. This program entails health education sessions for the children in schools

Community Water and sanitation project.

CECOME works with government agencies like Gusii Water and Sanitation program to improve community access to safe and clean water, sanitation facilities and safe handling of water, The organization also trains communities on water resource management for efficient utilization and sustainability . This component also entails household water treatment methods to reduce water borne diseases. The household water treatment includes water wells and pumps.

Livelihood Programs

Under Livelihood CECOME focuses on the following areas:

Feed the family project

CECOME together with the ministry of agriculture embarks on sensitizing women on modern Smart Farming Techniques and agribusiness to enhance food security and reduce poverty at the family level. The women are encouraged to practice basic poultry keeping ,kitchen gardening , vegetable farming , tree bursary establishment as a way of generating income and enhancing food safety at the family level . CECOME equips women and girls with the skills that give them the ability to fulfil their potential and make strategic life choices within the agriculture and food systems.

Village Savings and Lending Schemes

CECOME encourages women to have village savings program and lending schemes as a way of empowering them economically. Through the savings the women have established their small-scale businesses to improve their livelihood. The project is aimed at establishing a Mama Shwari savings and credit company that will act as a platform for the women to do their own development.

Other areas of expertise

CECOME offers consultancy services on, health related topics, water and sanitation, Child protection, Gender and development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Civic education and participatory training methodologies. The organization has offered local consultancy with the Kisii County Community Forum (KICCOF) and the county government public participation department on devolution and public participation. The organization has a pool of professional experts in the areas above.