Our approaches include
Capacity building is one of our core areas which aims at improving the capacity of service providers at all levels especially for NGOs, CBOs and health workers in order to improve the quality of services delivered and interventions. Several tailor made training packages have been developed based on the needs assessment conducted to identify gaps and thereafter addressing them during the training.
A number of master trainers have been trained as nutrition resource to facilitate/support training, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition interventions. On job mentoring and coaching is done to improve skills, knowledge and practices of service providers trained and to ensure improved performance.
COUNSENUTH has been providing nutrition counseling services at a small scale since its conception. The aim of counseling services is to promote healthy lifestyle among various vulnerable groups and the public at large. The growing need for nutrition counseling services has been recognized year after year in the field of nutrition.
Currently, COUNSENUTH is in the process of establishing a counseling unit which will provide center based and work place counseling services to improve nutrition and health of workers and families in order to contribute to the reduction of the incidence of diet related non communicable diseases and promote better health, management and mitigation of diet related health problems.
The Centre also offers life skills programs for youth and parents with aim of improving communication skills, coaching on conflict resolution skills, emotion regulation, ethics, rights (personal and civic), time management, analytical skills, problem solving and aid in developing general positive character that will consequently lead to a healthy mental state and successful development. These will contribute to sustainable development and a safeguarded Tanzanian society.
COUNSENUTH community involvement is driven from our major target that mainly includes vulnerable groups. These groups’ needs are the prime drivers of COUNSENUTH since quality of life to all matters to us.
Communities that COUNSENUTH works with are key players in capacitating their societies by use of Focused Groups Discussions (FGDs), Peer Support Groups (PSGs) as well as community meetings. Community involvement remains one of the most important components in implementation of our programs; this promotes sustainability.
At National level, COUNSENUTH has been part of the government teams that develops policies and guidelines on nutrition and related areas. COUNSENUTH works closely with partners at communities and at all levels of programs implementation; this is important so that we complement each other. At National level, COUNSENUTH works with key stakeholders in nutrition and related sectors. This includes the Government, and both national and international partners.