Project Example

Kwame & Friends: Fun with Community Mobilization

This user’s guide applies a narrative of the story of Kwame and his friends to demonstrate how the Community Action Kit can be used by community level health agents to improve health promotion in a participatory way. The Community Action Kit is made up of a Guide, Activity Cards, and Information Cards. It provides information to community health workers on how they can work with the community, engaging community members, and sharing health lessons.

The guide uses the story of Kwame and Friends to explain the process. Kwame is a young community health worker who is friendly and trusted by fellow community members. The guide walks through Kwame’s training. Kwame’s friends include a nurse, a teacher, and other health workers.

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, Family Health Division of the Ghana Health Service

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019