TRAINING COURSES

Online Webinar: 18th September 2020

How to ensure ‘Common Unity’  in your community

An introductory course for those who want to understand the social psychology of how  ‘Community’ can be developed.

Target Participant: Project planners and managers  /  students and Interns in NGOs

Content: Training notes

Objective of training: To enable you to have a deeper understanding of  community  dynamics when starting a Community Health Club.

Language of training: English 

Access: An online training course conducted virtually through Zoom:

Date: next training:   Friday 18th,  22nd,  25th, 29th September 2020,

Duration: 2  weeks

Frequency: Bi weekly: Tuesday and Friday evening  (South African Time)

Number of sessions: 4 sessions of one hour each

Costs: US$25 per person per  course  (minimum 5 participants)

Facilitator: CHC Founder  –  Director of Research and Training, Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn

To book contact[email protected]

Online Webinar: 16th October - 17th November 2020

How to prepare for a Community Health Club programme

An introductory course for those who want to understand how to start up and monitor Community Health Clubs.

Target Participant: Senior Management \ Project planners

Content: Full Manual available with training

Objective of training: To assist you start up a CHC  programme

Language of training: English 

Access: An online training course conducted virtually through Zoom:

Date: next training starts 16th October  – 17th November 2020

Duration: 5 weeks

Frequency: Bi weekly: Tuesday and Friday evening  (South African Time)

Number of sessions: 10 sessions of one hour each

Costs: US$50 per person per  course  (minimum 5 participants)

Facilitator: CHC Founder  –  Director of Research and Training, Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn

To book contact[email protected]

Zimbabwe Training by request

A practical Guide for Community Health Club Facilitators

Full Manual provided with training Course

The Community Health Club Approach: Manual for Workshop Participants

Developed by Waterkeyn, J & Mutandiro, J. 
Produced by:  Africa AHEAD.
ISBN 978-0-620-46626-4
Date: 2010

Users: This Manual is a practical guide available only for workshop participants accompanied by training through  Africa AHEAD- Zimbabwe.

A practical training workshop by request

Provided by Africa AHEAD team in Zimbabwe or in your country

Contact us for a quotation

Contact: Executive Director: Regis Matimati: [email protected]

Online Training by Request

The Consensus Approach

This training provides a rational for using the Community Health Club approach through  discussion over the different development options, looking at what we do differently.  You will come away from this training with the confidence  as a programme planner to ensure the right resources are available to enable you to start up a  successful programme in your area.

Target Participant: Project planners and managers

Content: Training manual provided with training

Objective of training: To enable you to plan  a Community Health Club programme in detail

Language of training: English 

Access: An online training course conducted virtually through Zoom:

Date: next training:  on request 

Duration: 2  weeks

Frequency: Bi weekly

Number of sessions: 4 sessions of one hour each

Costs: US$25 per person per  course  (minimum 5 participants)

Facilitator: CHC Founder  –  Director of Research and Training, Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn

To book contact[email protected]

Dates for Webinars

  • 18th – 29th September 2020:  How to Ensure Common Unity in your Community
  • 16th October – 17th November 2020:  How to Prepare for a Community Health Club Programme
  • 20th November  2020 – 26th January 2021: How to Facilitate a Community Health Club

Internships & Apprenticeships

How to be an intern or apprentice with Africa AHEAD

For those who have undertaken our online courses, or who are working within any of our partner organisations where we have conducted training, we may offer an  opportunity for a practical experience of being posted in the field  in Zimbabwe so afforting first hand observation and participation in a Community Health Club Programme.

Interns are Masters Students who are interested to conduct their own research in one of our programmes. They must be over 21 and registered with a University, as well as financially independent.

Apprentices are field workers such as Community Health Workers of project Officers seeking secondment to our organisation in order to understand how the CHC model operates practically. Apprentices must be over 21, and fully employed by a partner organisations with health insurance and full finanical support.

Terms and conditions: This opportunity is subject to  to  the availability of appropriate programmes running at the time, political and social stability,  availability of staff, and of course taking into account the Covid 19 travel restrictions in Zimbabwe. All interns and apprentices must meet various criteria, so as to minimise risk and ensure suitable people are selected for this opportunity.

For more information please contact us directly with your CV and requirments.

Zimbabwe: Executive Director: Regis Matimati – [email protected]

South Africa: Director Research and Training: Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn – [email protected]

How to facilitate  a  Community Health Club

This Manual is a practical guide as to how to run the 24 health sessions in Community Health Clubs.It is designed for use by Community Health Workers.

An introductory course for those who want to understand how to start up and monitor Community Health Clubs.

Target Participant:  Project Field Managers –  Community Health Workers

Content: Full Manual and Visual Aids available with training

Objective of training: To train CHC facilitators how to  conduct participatory activites 

Language of training: English 

Access: An online training course conducted virtually through Zoom:

Date:  20th Nov  2020  – 26th January 2021

Duration: 10 weeks

Frequency: Bi weekly: Tuesday and Friday evening  (South African Time)

Number of sessions: 20 sessions of one hour each

Costs: US$100 per person per  course  (minimum 10 participants)

Facilitator: CHC Founder  –  Director of Research and Training, Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn

To book contact[email protected]

Training by request

Urban Community Health Clubs

Community Health Clubs in Informal Settlements

Produced by:  City of Cape Town – Health Department / Africa AHEAD.
Developed by Juliet Waterkeyn (Africa AHEAD)
Illustrated by: T. Waterkeyn, B. Madekurozwa, Crossley.N, I. Njagu (cover)
ISBN978-0-620-39734-6

Target Users: This training manual is designed to be used for training community workers in informal settlements in South Africa who are preparing to develop and implement Community Health Clubs (CHC) using the participatory toolkit of visual aids.

5 day Training Physical Workshop upon request or 

24 online one hour sessions online by request

Minimum 10 people

Director of Research & Training

Facilitator: Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn

To book please contact: [email protected] for more information

Training by request

Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Health Club Programmes

This training is only for those who have completed other training modules by Africa AHEAD. It will enable you to professionally measure hygiene behaviour change using our tried and tested Monitoring Tool, the Household Inventory, developed by our organsiation and used in all our programmes. The survey will be made available to you within this training, both in excel format and on your smart phone. You will be trained how to  sample community, what indicators to use and how to draw concluesions from your findings. It will also enable you to register your CHCs on our international data base which gives you ability to access data on our website. www.africaahead.com

Target Participant: Project planners and managers  / ennumerators

Content: Survey and Ap provided with course (participants must have a smart phone)

Objective of training: To enable you to monitor and evaluate a Community Health Club Programme 

Language of training: English 

Access: An online training course conducted virtually through Zoom:

Date: next training:  on request 

Duration: 2  weeks

Frequency: Bi weekly

Number of sessions: 4 sessions of one hour each

Costs: US$50 per person per  course  (minimum 2 participants)

Facilitators:  Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn & Julia Pantoglou

Technical support: Overtone – Tristan Waterkeyn

To book contact[email protected]