A typical SCOPE visit starts with
a tour of the facilities to check on the progress of SCOPE projects
such as student constructed high yield gardens, construction, and sales and
use of Aqua Clara bio-sand filters.
the tour is over, we meet with teachers, parents, community leaders,
women's groups, and youth to explain the SCOPE concept which places
ownership and leadership on the school communities to offer the projects
that they have learned to other members of the community through
doing workshops at schools, churches, women's groups, and other venues.
We then divide into groups to discuss challenges at the household,
school, and community levels, how to work together to overcome the
challenges, and establish priorities.
The results are turned over to the
SCOPE School Community Leadership Team composed of representatives from
the school, school management committee, the area chief, religious
leaders, women's group, youth, etc. The leadership team, assisted by the
SCOPE Regional Coordinator, establishes priorities and develops an
action plan. From within the community, the team selects members to
serve as SCOPE Community Development Officer, a teacher to lead the school health club and organize student health initiatives, a community health and hygiene coordinator, water and sanitation coordinator, business development coordinator,
agriculture improvement coordinator, and trainers for each workshop
We are dividing the Kisii region into zones and each zone will
have a fully developed model school, five partially developed satellite
schools all of which will be offering projects that empower the
surrounding communities through workshops and the sharing of