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Community Health Education

What is Community Health Education?

According to the statistics of WHO, each year, there are more than 1.5 million children under age of 5 who die from diarrhea. More than 90% of them come from third world countries. If you had a choice between preventing these diseases or treating them, which would you choose? Of course it would be prevention.


SWIM's Community Health Education aims to prevent such diseases by teaching the natives and motivating them to teach others. In our education, we use participation rather than lecturing, so that they may teach one another even after our departure. Teaching them to train one another is a next-level education that brings out life-changing results.

The Goal of Community Health Education
  1. To prevent diarrhea and other endemic diseases.

  2. To motivate the recipients to instruct others while learning (by using participation method in teaching) so that they may serve their home communities.

  3. To help them realize that they are made in the image of God, so that they may discover their talents and value, hence to instill the love of God within their hearts.

The goal is to prevent diseases by learning the infection routes and prevention methods. Moreover, we seek to teach them healthy sanitary habits, so they can acquire them and teach them to others, in order to build up more sanitary communities.

Contents of CHE
  1. Our education aims for the students to realize their problems and sanitary habits, so that they can correct themselves.

  2. Our education contains pathology of diseases such as diarrhea and other endemic and waterborne diseases, so that they can learn the importance of proper hand-washing and other sanitary habits.

  3. Our education also teaches them about preventing AIDS, Malaria, Dengue fever, iodine deficiency, and other diseases.

Our education is not limited to these topics, but we are ready to learn about any other diseases that may be plaguing that region, so that we can teach them about preventing those. We believe that it is a great tool for us to serve the mission field, even in those countries where the path to gospel may be blocked.

Five Steps of Community Health Education
  1. Training of the Trainers

    • All members are to participate.

    • All the material needed to teach the trainers are given.

    • All the information and resources necessary for training is given.

  2. Community Development Principles

    • We suggest principles that can be developed in the target community.

    • We provide principles that can be used daily.

  3. Assessment and Planning

    • Assessment of their requests. 

    • Monitoring and evaluation (Establishing basic data in evaluation and monitoring steps)

    • Solution planning (Includes content to help plan a solution with priority and emphasis being given to the trainers and community's requests.)

  4. Topics of CHE

    • Route of Infection

    • Diarrhea

    • Hand washing

    • Water purification

    • Health nutrition

    • Non-flushing toilet

    • HIV

    • Malaria

    • Dengue Fever

    • and many others

  5. Solution

    • We provide the information necessary for the sanitary issues within the members of the community.

    • Our solution will include all the necessary information to train them all the practical infromation in a very limited time.

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"and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also."

2 Timothy 2:2 (ESV)

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