MOMS Plans

We are planning to hold another Jamboree in the Spring of 2023.  This will be our fifth Jamboree!

At Jamborees, we conduct continuing education, have rich conversations, discuss issues, and celebrate all our successes.  The MOMS Community Health Workers love Jamborees!  They are genuinely excited to meet their ”MOMS Sisters” from other areas.  Many have never traveled outside their home town, so visiting new friends in a different area is a delight.  

In March of 2023, we will gather in Bo, the second largest city in Sierra Leone and the site of our headquarters.  As Bo is a major hub, transporting our CHWs from all over the area should be relatively straightforward.  We are negotiating a venue where we can house the women and hold our meetings.  

We also plan to start a new class of trainers.  This course is hard work for both students and teachers!  We go deeply into the how’s and why’s of our philosophy, methods, and content.  This takes time and lots of conversation.  

Here are a couple of snapshots from previous Jamborees:

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One of our groups performs a skit showing the importance of family planning in ensuring a family’s food security and education for the children.  In spite of the seemingly mundane topic, the skit was hilarious, leading our guests from the Ministry of Health to howl with laughter.  It was fun!

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Here are nine of our groups ready for a parade

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Our meeting was ”crashed” by the men’s secret society.  It took a little firm diplomacy
to make them leave, but we did it without causing an international incident!

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