Sembael Mfangavo, Agriculture and Livestock, Fisheries and Entrepreneurship Officer from CCT through the Sustainable Nutrition Project, giving practical education on how to make extra food (nutrition porridge) for children from the age of six months and for pregnant and lactating mothers.
The training was conducted at Tupendane group located in Kikuyu ward north of Mission Street, Dodoma District.
In addition, as nutrition is a cross-cutting issue, the officer has the opportunity to provide technical advice to vegetable growers on how to identify pests and diseases and the proper way to deal with it in the vegetable gardens they grow as part of a complete diet.
The group is empowered by CCT through a USAID-funded sustainable nutrition project.
Tupendane is a group that has been visited by CCT Secretary General Rev.Canon Dr. Moses Matonya to see the activities they are performing.
Sustainable Nutrition has been providing community nutrition education especially to women of childbearing age, teenagers of puberty and men to overcome the problem of stunting in children under two years of age and anemia in pregnant mothers.
Communities are taught to focus on the production and consumption of vegetable crops for the purpose of promoting health.
Through this project CCT has been able to deliver the education to four districts in Dodoma region namely Dodoma city, Bahi Council, Kondoa TC&DC.