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Community Wellness International (CWIN) was founded late 2014, by a group of friends of career backgrounds in Social work, Health/Medical, Industrial Science, Environmental Conservation, Sanitation and Entrepreneurship. The idea was sparked by the existing rampant poverty and poor livelihood in the sprawling slums of Nakuru Township. It was hard to imagine a future of children who could not go to school in this day; the current livelihood they are going through; if and how they get food, clothing, beddings and how they access health services when they fall sick. The situation of the “down trodden” in society was/is ‘heart rending’ and greatly challenged the friends to do something, especially to assist vulnerable children in the society.
Assuming a practical and more sustainable approach, the friends decided to form and register a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) to facilitate mobilization of resources to address the challenge. They decided that the NGO would serve all humanity in need and chose to name it, ‘Community Wellness International’ (CWIN) and registered it on March 5 2015, with the NGO Co-ordination Board of Kenya
The Organization is democratically governed and holds annual general meetings to elect the Executive Committee, and for the Board to report back to members. The CWIN has clearly separated governance and management structure. The Board (Executive Committee) meets often – the Executive Director is Secretary to the Board – to discuss policy matters and strategic issues. On the other hand, the Management conducts day-to-day operations of the Organization. Community Wellness International (CWIN) is a professionally run organization with adequate checks and balances. Systems have been put in place to guide staff operations e.g. administration and accounting procedures manual; annual audit.
Currently, the Organization is operating from Nakuru at Langalanga Satellite Market Room 186 off Kanu Street. (7) Members Board of Directors (BOD) - is doing everything in its ability to enable CWIN Expand. In time, it is hopeful that, it will access adequate resources and recruit additional personnel to implement its core programmes.
2.0 VISION & MISSION
The Vision of CWIN is ‘Satisfactory livelihood for everyone’. The subscribers are convinced that improving a people’s livelihood was possible and doable; and have set out to fulfill that desire.
The Mission of the Organization is ‘To assist and empower the needy and disadvantaged people and communities towards self-determination, self-reliance, self-sufficiency and responsible members of society.” Given necessary know-how, all people are capable of making right decisions and determining their own destiny in life. CWIN acknowledges this reality and is out to empower the needy and disadvantaged members of society through education, skill transfer, nutrition and clothing, improvement of environmental conservation, water and sanitation, and eradication of rampant poverty in our midst.
3.0 ORGANIZATION’S MANDATE
a). At registration, the NGO Co-ordination Board allowed CWIN to implement programme activities in five (5) service and development areas i.e.
i. Needy child education and vocational training sponsorship
ii. Improvement of provision of Health services
iii. Poverty eradication
iv. Water and sanitation Improvement and access
v. Environmental conservation
These five (5) areas form critical pillars of livelihood and no doubt, people accessing positive doses, enjoy the ‘Wellness’ in life. CWIN desires for everyone alive, to experience such satisfaction, irrespective.
b). Further, the Co-ordination Board assigned CWIN to work in 5 Counties in the Western region of the Country i.e.
i. Nakuru County
ii. Baringo County
iii. Bungoma County
iv. Kisumu County
v. Homa Bay County
In collaboration with County Government of Nakuru, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education CWIN has been able to implement 3-projects.
i. Capacity Training in Resource Mapping with Community Health Volunteers (CHVs).
ii. Forum on quality Health delivery at Community level
iii. Advocacy Campaign in 3 Primary Schools on Keeping the Girl-Child in School and provision of sanitary towels.
in Nakuru County and looks forward to gradually spreading to other Counties in due course, as resource mobilization and access improves.
Community Wellness International (CWIN)