Our Journey

07/01/2012
North Gem Community Development Program Launched

Guided by the vision to bring out the best in every life we touch, North Gem Community Development Program was launched to work in collaboration with other like-minded stakeholders to facilitate processes that empower people to actively participate in their own sustainable development. Showing the love that Jesus Christ towards his disciples, our motto is to “wash the feet of God’s people”.

12/01/2012
HIV/AIDS Project Launched

We commenced our operations by officially launching our first project, the HIV/AIDS Project with the objective of reducing the prevalence and spread of HIV/AIDS within the community through several interventions including awareness, stigma reduction, economic empowerment, psycho-social support, and through efforts to lobby local authorities and advocate for PLWHAs, including orphans and vulnerable persons.

12/07/2013
WASH Project Launched

We launched the WASH project with the view to improve access to safe and sustainable clean water, improve sanitation, improved hygiene practices through the community led total sanitation approach and to enhance livelihoods through improved environmental care and natural resource management.

07/10/2013
Stop AIDS Now Project [SAN] Launched

The objective of reducing the prevalence and spread of HIV/AIDS within the community would have to involve the youth at both the level of increased awareness and through their empowerment. The SAN project was launched to engage the youth through various initiatives including peer education and reproductive health awareness strategies; and empowerment programs targeted at increasing their income levels. The project also aimed at creating deeper access to youth-friendly health services

28/11/2014
SAN Project Closed Out

Having achieved its objectives the Stop AIDS Now project is closed out

15/04/2015
Integrated Community Development Project [ICDP] Launched

The ICD project was launched with the view of harnessing the collective objectives and channeling the gains made across the Program’s various projects in a manner that would eventually integrate them into a single project with deeper impact and stronger emphasis on the outlying objectives that had yet to be achieved. In addition, the project features monitoring and evaluation to determine the gains of the Program and includes themes of disaster risk reduction and child sponsorship.

01/06/2015
Jigger-Eradication Project Launched

This project was introduced as a pilot to be implemented over the course of one year and with the objective of increasing support to the community to eradicate the nuisance of jiggers.

31/12/2015
HIV/AIDS Project Closed Out

Having achieved its objectives the HIV/AIDS project is closed out with elements of the project incorporated into the ICDP project.

30/06/2016
Jigger-Eradication Project Closed Out

This project was introduced as a pilot to be implemented over the course of one year and with the objective of increasing support to the community to eradicate the nuisance of jiggers.

30/06/2016
WASH Project Closed Out

Having achieved its objectives the HIV/AIDS project is closed out with elements of the project incorporated into the ICDP project

Our Achievements

  • Constructed and upgraded latrines in 11 primary schools across the county, namely Lundha, Maliera, ojwaya, Karariuw, Ligoma, St Oda Aluor and Sirandu, Ndere, Malanga and Ojwach Primary Schools
  • Provided hand washing kits and stations in 11 primary schools across the county, namely St. Oda Aluor, Maliera, Sirandu, Karariuw, Malele, Aluor Mixed, Wagai, Luri, Odok rera, Olengo and Karuwa primary schools.
  • Conserved and protected 15 ground water springs in North Gem District at Kolando, Alara, Kotoo, Rera, Kofuwo, Kandiego, Yago, Kolal, Kokudho, Kobambo, Kogoma, Masere, Kokech, Kotado and Kanyinyo springs.
  • Constructed 16 community shallow wells at Kotoo, Wangoji, Karuwa, Kosore,  Kituri, Nyasirawa, Wangu, Nyangera, Kabura, Koriwo, Kokinda, Kamango, Jekaniwe, Kemopf, Foedec  and  Konyango shallow wells.
  • Erected and installed water catchment tanks in 18 primary schools in Gem district including Wambusa, Odok rera, Masene, Sirandu, Got Abuche, Kanyilaji, Lundha, Ginga, Kojuok Kagilo, Wagai, Ojwach, Malanga, Maliera, Ndere, Royal Junior Academy, Appec Primary School  and Wagwer Primary Schools.
  • Erected and installed water catchment tanks for 111 vulnerable households in the community.
  • 44 villages have been declared ODF arising from the direct efforts of the Program.
  • Economic empowerment: 42 community members from North Gem Location supported with farm inputs; 18 community members from North Gem were beneficiaries supported with dairy goats; and 158 Community members were beneficiaries accessing micro-finance loans with repayments ongoing.
  • The following equipment were distributed to 4 health facilities, including Sirembe Dispensary, Nyawara Health Centre, Uriri Dispensary and Ogero Dispensary to bolster their maternal and child health services:
    1. 3 Blood pressure monitors
    2. 5 Stethoscopes
    3. 1 Adult weighing scale
    4. 1 Baby weighing scale
    5. 6 Adult Ambubags
    6. 4 Pediatric Ambubags
    7. 1 Foetal scope
    8. 6 Delivery sets
    9. 2 Maternal examination couches
    10. 2 delivery beds
    11. 1 Suction machine
    12. 1 Autoclave machine

Whilst some of these achievments were made under the stand-alone, independent projects, in addition to these achievements, the stand-alone Community HIV/AIDS also made the following impact: 

  • 7566 community members and 7184 school-aged youth participated in our HIV awareness-creation campaigns and were also able to access HTC services.
  • 231 new PLWHAS reached through our lobby and advocacy interventions
  • 73 OVCs received care & support under the HIV/AIDS project.