WOFAK carried out training for peer educators under the Afya Jijini program from the 7th of February to 9th February 2018. The peer educators were from 22 government health facilities. The training was in order to conduct refresher training and for the peer educators to be introduced to WOFAK.
The main objectives of the three day training were to: familiarize peer educators to WOFAK, make them aware of their roles under WOFAK, and to ensure that the peer educators know and understand the correct tools to use in the facilities.
The focus of the first day of training was mainly to familiarize the peer educators to WOFAK and to explain to them their new roles under WOFAK. The peer educators were also expected to say what they expected to gain from the three day training. They were also required to point out the roles that they were carrying out in their facilities
The sessions of the second day were mainly to refresh the peer educators’ memory on what peer education, communication and community mapping. The participants were required to understand: what is peer education, qualities of a peer educator, peer educators’ roles, what is communication, types of communication and the importance of communication. Under Community mapping, the following was discussed: why community resource mapping is important to a peer educator, resources used for conducting community mapping, why to conduct community mapping and how to do the mapping
The objectives of the third day included: discussing the challenges peer educators face in the community during service provision, expounding on personal challenges faced by the peer educators in the line of duty and determining the tools that peer educators require in the health facilities so as to perform their duties effectively