S.O.U.L. Foundation recently concluded the third session of our Antenatal Education Center (AEC) course on maternal health, with over 140 participants in three separate classes. These incredible women and men are now equipped with a range of maternal health skills and knowledge that positions them to be health advocates for themselves and their peers.
Over 92 percent of the students in this course attended Meet the Midwives Day, a special day within the curriculum that allows participants to meet three local midwives. After the midwives present important information regarding community health and best practices for local mother, newborn, and child health, attendees have the opportunity to ask the midwives questions. Ranging from family planning to nutrition and illness to what to expect at a delivery facility, these questions allow course participants to articulate and strengthen the knowledge they have gained in S.O.U.L.'s maternal health education program. This Meet the Midwives Day was a success, helping participants to develop relationships with midwives at local health centers.
Namukose Halima, 26, is a S.O.U.L. community member who wrote a song about S.O.U.L. and performed it at the AEC course graduation. The song expresses her gratitude at finding a safe haven here, learning about maternal health and how to care for her baby, and how she wants to study nursing as part of S.O.U.L.'s student sponsorship program. Halima sang about how S.O.U.L. helps children, youth, the elderly, and both men and women. She appreciates everything the organization has done for her community and expressed it in a beautiful song.
S.O.U.L. is now conducting the fourth session of the maternal health education class, with 150 participants in total!