Multinational organisation Coral Healthcare have committed to a partnership with Adelaide-based charity World Youth International to provide hundreds of students within Kenya access to sexual health education workshops.
Kenya experiences many development challenges and a large proportion of the population live below the poverty line. Over the past decade, teams of Australian health professionals who participate in World Youth International’s Nurses In Action volunteer program have treated over 10,000 patients from remote villages in Kenya and provided health education across the communities.
Aligning with Coral Healthcare’s guiding pillars of Pleasure, Protection and Planning, a group of Nurses In Action recently facilitated Sexual Health Education Workshops for over 200 students within vulnerable communities. The interactive workshops were held at High Schools in western Kenya where Coral Healthcare’s key product ‘Moments Condoms’ premium latex condoms were then distributed to students. Product distribution was accompanied by an educational session on best practice use and the importance of safe sex, and gave the nurses the opportunity to dispelled myths that continue to spread in the communities.
Based in Melbourne, Coral Healthcare leverages their industry position in sexual health and wellness to communicate with local leaders and change makers in various communities.
“We are proud to partner with World Youth International to help make a difference to the health and wellbeing of vulnerable communities within Kenya,” said Coral Healthcare’s Managing Director Nikhil Daftary.
“Our products play a lead role in our global community in many ways, and we believe it’s our duty to help create a better world for everyone. We are passionate about empowering both men and women everywhere to celebrate and protect their sexual health. We chose to partner with World Youth International as our organisations both value the importance of providing ongoing education in sexual health and HIV prevention education. World Youth’s efforts within Kenya is evident, and we are excited to now be involved in their mission.”
“Their generous contribution will allow underprivileged students to receive such crucial information that will hopefully lead them to make safer choices. It was such great timing that our Nurses In Action group was able to run the first workshop on 1st December, aligning with World AIDs Day. The Nurses felt that they got their messages across to the students, and it was fulfilling to be able to provide these groups up to date comprehensive education that broke down stigmas. The students were engaged, interacted by asking questions, and enjoyed the condom demonstrations. Our Australian Nurses in Action loved the opportunity to run these impactful Sexual Health Education Workshops for the students over there.”
Coral Healthcare manufacture latex condoms (under their own brand name MOMENTS, (which is sold in Coles Supermarkets), ultrasound probe covers and nitrile examination gloves, sterile gloves and ultrasound gel, aspire to have a profound and positive impact on sexual health, relationships and families in all the communities they serve. Previously they have worked with Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (South Africa) and International AIDS Society (Switzerland).
World Youth International drive sustainable development projects that improve access to healthcare and education within impoverished communities.
If you would like to embark on an adventure of a lifetime participating in a Nurses In Action volunteer program where you will also have the opportunity to take part in vital Sexual Health Education Workshops, visit: https://worldyouth.org.au/volunteer/nurses-in-action