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The Community Tool Box team greatly appreciates your visit to our site and we'd love to hear from you, and learn more about you and how you are using the resources on the site to support your community work. We encourage you to browse guestbook entries from visitors to our site and while you’re here, encourage you to subscribe to our eNewsletter to keep in touch and learn about new resources as they become available.

Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
22 September 2014 Loki backlinks Santiago city, Isabela 3311 Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
im a web designer. to interact with the community.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
19 September 2014 Brett Rydzon Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
First-year MPH student at UIC focusing in Epidemiology. In the following year I am applying to medical school and considering working on a DrPH afterwards.
I just simply admire this website and will be subscribing to your newsletter. Thank you for all your work!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
15 September 2014 chhabi ram baral kathmandu, bagmati 19272 nepal
Who I am Use of CTB
i read your community tool box . it is very interesting and knowledgeable to me , we have " children dream society " named organization, we are working with this institution, your tool box is very fruitful for me , thanks
it is very useful to me , i appreciate your effort. thank you
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13 September 2014 Sabrina Peek Butler, Mo 64730 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Member of the Elks lodge and assigned chairman if their Hoop Shoot program. I want to do good on my first try with good support.
I am new here and as the chairman. Any helpful tips or resources would be greatly appreciated.
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10 September 2014 Cynthia Charles New Orleans, Louisiana 70122 US
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Cynthia J. Charles and I am the Director of the Will W. Alexander Library at Dillard University. I was previously the Librarian and Branch Manager of the Austin Public Library, George Washington Carver Branch in Austin, Texas and Library Director at Texas College in Tyler, Texas.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies - Arts & Humanities, from the University of Houston-Downtown and a Master's in Library and Information Studies from the University of Texas in Austin. I am currently working on my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership online through Concordia University-Portland, OR.
We are taking advantage of the FREE webinars!
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9 September 2014 Isiaka Akande Toronto, ON M1J 1G3 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
Support Care Works, Research, and Operations
This is my first contact with your program. I will research what you provide and my job needs to give a definite answer.
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27 August 2014 wandisanga kayira ntcheu, central province malawi
Who I am Use of CTB
am a data monitoring assistant for a maternal and child health project, am also a student at the catholic university of Malawi studying monitoring and evaluation
the community tool box is a great resource not only for me but also my workmates. we are in the process of writing a concept note for a project and we have found the community tool box very valuable
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21 August 2014 Bala Ibn Shehu Uthman NINGI, BAUCHI NIGERIA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a field worker and a part time lecturer at College of Health Technology Ningi Bauchi State Nigeria. I am working as LGA Facilitator ( a contractor) for WHO polio eradication initiative (PEI) in Bauchi State Nigeria as one of the surge capacity staff of the organization. I found this site very interesting, educating and very helpful. I hope to donate to this site and continue to donate for this very important service to community/humanity. Thanks...keep it up please.
It supports me in preparing my lecture notes to students and in delivering my services at the community level. Thank you very much.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
20 August 2014 Trisha Wansel York, PA 17402 Springbury
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Certified Peer Specialist. I am also Certified in Forensic Peer Support. I am also a Nami Co facilitator and I am on the State Advirsory Board for Community Care Behavioral Health. I am one of the co chairs for our local CSP program. I am a person who likes to learn different things and new ways of teaching people.
I just came across this website. I would like to know if there is a website that I can go to get a list of different topics for to talk about in our Peer Power Group, which we have every Friday morning at our Office.
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17 August 2014 Paul Chan Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 46000 Malaysia
Who I am Use of CTB
i am the co-founder of HELP University (Higher Education Learning Philosophy). i started with US 5,000 with my wife in 1986, It has grown from 30 students to 12,000 students. We are a social business enterprise and we donate US 7.5 million each year to help the needy and disadvantaged. As a university, we have grown global and have various collaborative models with many universities in US, United Kingdom, Australia and China. i would like to invite UK students under student mobility to visit us. We used to have MBA students from U of T, Austin and American University doing credits with us.
i just discovered the CTB and find this useful. i plan to use this to expand the Project Self HELP which we started for 90,000 refugees under UNHCR in Malaysia. I also plan to use this to start inter-racial community projects to promote racial harmony in our multi ethnic and multi religious society.
i also support through scholarships students from earthquake areas in China.
i hope to connect to you all and learn more how to use the CTB to help disadvantaged and needy people.
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15 August 2014 David Raleigh Lexington, KY 40515 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an Education Recovery Leader for the Kentucky Department of Education. I work with low performing middle and high schools in Louisville, KY.
I've been using the sections from the tool box regarding strategic and action planning in my school improvement work. However, I plan to use other sections as well.
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4 August 2014 rashid mohamed Nairobi, kenya somalia and ethiopia 00254 kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Rashid Mohamed working with international Agency named ORDO(onkod releif development organisation) as CEO of kenya.somalia and ethiopia currently based in ORDO-Nairobi office .
have just known to be educative center and decided to partner with them for gaining more skills
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4 August 2014 Liria Garrison Glassboro, N.J. 08028 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a 53 year old women, mother of 5 grown child married 34 yrs. My husband had several affairs. We were high school sweethearts. You could have never told me I would have ended up in a marriage like the one I am in. I had two minor strokes(TIA) thank God nothing to serious he helps me but he doesn't want to be here anymore. He won't leave, but staying is causing extreme discomfort mentally and psychically. Did I mention He had a child out of this affair.
The Community Tool Box has given several ideas on how to recruit members, how to start the meeting, and tips on handling difficult group members.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
23 July 2014 Juli Pack Enid, Oklahoma 73701 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
My background is as a Social Worker in the field of healthcare. I recently was hired as a Program Coordinator by RHP for a Network Development grant to expand the existing Community Health Improvement Organization (CHIO) into two neighboring counties. The goal is to bridge provider efforts with community efforts to improve the overall health of the community.
Though I have a history of working with medical providers and the communities, approaching and selling providers and community members on a new concept such as the CHIO is new for me. The information in the Community Tool Box has helped reinforce the things I knew and enlightened me on so many ways to approach this. THANK YOU!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
23 July 2014 DAVID ABAGI NAIROBI/BONDO, SIAYA KENYA
Who I am Use of CTB
AM 35 YEAR OLD. AM A KENYAN CITIZEN. I WAS BORN 35YEARS AGO IN MAGAWA VILLAGE IN SIAYA COUNTY FORMERLY SIAYA DISTRICT. I AM CURRENTLY PURSUING DIPLOMA COURSE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT AT KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT. I STARTED A COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION SOME TWO YEARS AGO WITH AN AIM OF SENSITIZING AND MOBILIZING THE COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND AND TAKE ACTION ON SOCIAL CHALLENGES AFFECTING THEM.
I HAVE JUST GONE THROUGH IT. BASICALLY IT IS VERY DETAILED AND RESOURCEFUL. THIS IS DEFINITELY GOING TO HELP ME DURING MY WORK.
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17 July 2014 Christina Johnson Marion, IN 46952 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
We're an organization looking to collaborate with other members within the community that helps prevent intimate partner violence.
We've been able to really have a glance at the articles that connect risk and protective factors. We've also had the chance to look at programs that have been effective for specific age groups. This website is amazing! Keep up the good (hard) work!!
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17 July 2014 akbar mohamed Dindigul, Tamilnadu India
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an English hungry man who would like to teach and train people in speaking learning and writing. I am running 38, smart looking with a flair for English language. I have a beautiful family and enjoying a peaceful life. I am crazy on English movies and a voracious reader of classics. Looking forward for more progression...
to be precise.. this is may energy
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
15 July 2014 Alexus Kennedy-Vanheusen Gainesville, FL 32607 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I have a Master's Degree in HR and I am currently looking for work, and information to prepare me for positions in HR.
As stated
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6 July 2014 Estrella Evangelista Las Vegas, NV 89129 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
A community advocate that aim to change the mindset from healthcare to health Resource guide for program proposal.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
6 July 2014 Ernesto Vasquez Portland, Oregon 97211 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am currently an undergraduate student studying Music with a concentration in Education and Business Administration with minors in Entrepreneurship and Psychology. Upon graduation, I plan to continue my education in the fields of Community Psychology and Music Education. In the future, I hope to establish a music education nonprofit organization for at-risk youth in urban communities.
I have just recently stumbled upon the CTB and I can tell it will be a great resource that will expand my knowledge on how to pursue community engagement for positive change.
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4 July 2014 Mahawa Komala Monrovia Liberia, Monrovia N/A Liberia
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Mahawa Komala from Liberia west africa, I am a volunteer member of a peace building organization in Liberia called (Everyday Ganhis) our mission is to educate and inspire the public, supporting peace through sharing stories and experiences that illustrate fresh thinking, respect for traditional culture,restoration of nature, innovative media, and the importance of community storytelling. as a peace-builder, as we understand it, is the inside-outsider who, by tending to that role, catalyzes the wisdom of an individual or community to restore its intrinsically sustainable authentic nature.
The community tool box has been very helpful to me and also my work in the community, I dream to become a environmental scientist, I have interest in community issue and development, I get most of my article from the community tool box, whenever we have a project to undertake in our community I used the community tool box to get all of my information in during my presentation, I am very thankful to the university of Kansas of creating this tool box for us.

Thanks

Mahawa Komala
Liberia
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
4 July 2014 FREDERICK NUURI-TEG Tamale, Northern Region +233
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a 25 year old gentleman and a graduate student of the University for Development Studies,Tamale, Ghana where I am currently studying MSc Community Health and Development.I am also an intent at a non-governmental organization called SavanaSignatures. I have personal interest in activities that has to do with community development which explains my desire of being a community developer especially in the area of health so as to improve lives of people wherever i find myself.
The tool box with its rich content will go a long way to equip me with the necessary resource and knowledge to effectively undertake any community development programme.
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27 June 2014 Tami Ruckman Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Director of Development at Eliada Home for Children, and have been doing program planning and fundraising for non-profits for 25 years. My background is social work.
I have used Community Tool Box for years - it helps me write grants, develop outcomes, lead processes, develop protocols, and so on. It is like "planning in a box". It is everything I have learned about non-profit work in outline form! I love it!
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25 June 2014 Betsy Stapleton Hephzibah, GA 30815 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I retired and have volunteered to work with a group who has shown interest in building a substance abuse program ministry in our church and local community. At the present time, we researching credible sources to build this incredibly needed program.
In searching for credible sources, I came across Community Tool Box site and was highly impressed with valuable information. I have not gotten into using the Community Tool Box, because I have not found whether or not substance abuse would be in the program at all. However, I decided to make contact and ask specific questions if we could possibly get help from this amazing organization.

I did subscribe to the eNewletter.
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24 June 2014 Jennifer Leaf , Hawke's Bay New Zealand
Who I am Use of CTB
A group of art and design students from a local tertiary institution, Eastern Institute of Technology, presented to our parks team and Councillors on design ideas for an upcoming park revitalisation - one of the groups referenced ctb.ku.edu - that seemed familiar!
I am a KU alum (Bachelors Geography '87 and MSEd '92)
Good resource you have here - being used around the world!
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16 June 2014 Bagrmwin Lawrence Nandom, Wa 5 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a student of the University for Development Studies. I am reading masters in community health and Development. I work with the Ministry of Health in Ghana as a Nurse Practitioner
It help me in understanding key concepts in community health and development as a student. After my studies, it would health me in establishing foundation that would be devoted to community work.
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14 June 2014 Binta Moustapha Calabar, Cross River State 54002 Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
Binta Moustapha teaches Basic Science and Biology at a privately owned school where she also heads the Mathematics, Science and Technology Department to earn a living.

She is most noted for her efforts towards promoting mathematics, science and technical education for young Nigerian learners especially girls since 2010 through a nonprofit organization which started as B'da Best Concepts but now registered as The Best Education for Development Foundation.

She has just opened an adult and Continuing Education Center this May 2014 to help young girls and women who were withdrawn from western schools for marriage acquire knowledge and skills to function effectively in the Community.

She just qualified for an award which recognizes women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics-(STEM) across Africa and Middle East sponsored by the United States Department for Education and Cultural Affairs.

This award is an all expense paid 5 weeks Internship at Washington DC and Silicon Valley in San Francisco USA scheduled for the 30th to the 5th of November 2014.

She looks forward to partnerships, empowerments and collaborations that will help develop her initiatives in Nigeria.
The Community Tool box has been a map to provide structure and content for my work.

The information and guidelines are indispensable.
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10 June 2014 Salomé Meyer Cape Town, 7700 South Africa
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a social worker by training, worked mainly in community development for most of working my career (full time). Became involved in cancer as a volunteer and for the last 20 years have focussed in this field using community development skills in a consultancy and voluntary capacity. Am also an active independent cancer advocate - using political and media advocacy focussing on breast and cervical cancer that is shows the highest incidence and mortality rates for women in South Africa and Africa.
I came across your website with the most wonderful toolkits and references – I do have to say that it is SOOO great to see work shared in the public domain. I am from Cape Town, South Africa – and involved in advocacy – which in SA is not really as developed as in many other countries. We are in process of developing an Advocacy and Communication training course for cancer non-profit organisations, and will be implementing a massive media based campaign for Advocates for Breast Cancer (ABC) around breast cancer policy development. In the notes we will make specific reference to your toolkits and will further refer the toolkits to the our colleagues in the AORTIC African Cancer Advocacy Consortium (ACAC).
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8 June 2014 Youchaou TRAORE Bamako, Mali Mali
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the executive director of a local NGO dealing with community development activities like health, education, IGA, youth development, etc.
This is my first time to discover your web site and tool box. It helped me a lot improve the action plan of my organisation and it has been particularly helpful for my junior staff who found it very simple and easy to use. Thank you very much for developing these tools and making them available for free for the development of humanity. You are doing a great job. Thank you very much.
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8 June 2014 Ikleen Ibrahim Tamale, Northern Region Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a masters student at the University for Development studies. i am enrolled in the Community Health and Development Program. i have a keen interest in community work, a result of several years of observing the worsening plight of may communities in my country. this is despite the fact that so much has been attempted by government and other organizations to make things better.
The Toolbox for me is a timely intervention. From community assessment to developing advocacy campaigns, the toolbox gives me all the information needed to go into action. its emphasis on participatory methods for sustainable initiatives is worthy of note and emulation. My plans are already in motion towards setting up a research, advocacy and policy analysis organization and one of my worries has been sourcing of funding. the toolbox is therefore particularly resourceful in that light, i am grateful to Prof. Stephen B. Fawcett for introducing me to this resource.
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5 June 2014 ADONGO ATOGUMLEMYA PROSPER YUA-NAVRONGO, GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am ADONGO ATOGUMLEMYA PROSPER a native of Yua-Navrongo and a graduate student studying community health and development of the university for development studies.
it is a very important source for me to get information for my assignments.
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5 June 2014 Abubakari Sumaila Gariba Bawku, Upper East Region Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
Am an Msc. student in community health and development at UDS Tamale, am also a registered nurse and a nurse tutor at the presby NTC, Bawku
Am using it assist me in community field work and in teaching my students as a source of information
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4 June 2014 Dr. Young Usen , Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an educationist by profession. Have traveled wide across the different continent of the world. Am very concern and passionate about the pathetic condition and lack of proper development and organization of most communities in my country, and how to bring improvement to support what the government is doing. I have been considering starting an organization that will partner with private and government bodies and contribute to the improvement, provision of basic services and development to the less privileged citizens in their various communities across the nation. In my quest for useful and helpful materials, i stumbled on the Community Tool Box.
Have just downloaded all the PowerPoint slides. Am studying them slide by slide. Afterward, I intend to start recruiting a team of volunteers with similar vision and passion, train them using the community tool box materials, then we will launch the Community Organization for Development Initiative across my nation. I am optimistic that with the rich content of the CTB, I will be able to effect an action that will eventually benefit the ordinary citizen in my Country. I also want to make further contact with CTB organization for any kind of affiliation that might be available. Thank you very much for the good job with the CTB.
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4 June 2014 ANYOKA BEDE TAMALE, GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a post graduate student of University for Development Studies, studying community health and development. who wish to go into the academia that into lecturing and helping the rural communities in Ghana.
i wish to use the community tool box in my quest to be a lecturer and to design community interventions that will help solve my community problems.
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4 June 2014 M.Arsalan Tahir korangi, karachi 75160 pakistan
Who I am Use of CTB
we are youth group working for youth of korangi , we are empowering our fellows by train them on different topics and life skills , which can make them benifical for society
CTB IS HELPING us by making us understand the concepts of community ,we use the speciman of fund rasing module and lectures
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4 June 2014 David Dumakawe Tamale, Tamale +233 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is David Dumakawe, a Community Health and Development student of the University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana. I am a entrepreneur but with a community nutrition background.
As a Community Health and Development student, with an interest in the area of health literacy, this is just the resource i need to be able to embark on this exercise. In Ghana and mostly especially Northern region,one can have cases of high Antenatal Clinic visits but low supervised skilled deliveries, and this is a worrying trend because of our quest to reducing maternal and infant mortality. My work is going to be a lot more easier with this community tool box as my guide. It will also help me in managing my business as well, most especially in areas of selling my ideas and work to people using social marketing techniques and principles.
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4 June 2014 Ikleen Ibrahim Tamale, Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
I am master student, studying Community Health and Development. I have a keen interest in community issues and participatory methods for sustainable development.
The Toolbox is to me a resource like like none other. It is giving me a more practical insight into the assessment of community needs and resources, building leadership and dealing with opposition. Among other things I am glad that I can readily see what others have done in their situation and be able to adapt and customize it to fit mine. I am about starting an advocacy and policy research organization and the toolbox resource on funding proposal is very informative. It really straigtens all ambiguity and for me, research, teaching and training, as well as building partnerships for future developmental projects just got easier. I am grateful.
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3 June 2014 Rashid Kawawa Abubakar Bolgatanga, Upper East Region Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Rashid Kawawa, a male. I trained as a teacher and a development specialist. I am currently pursuing a master of philosophy in Community Health and Development at the University for Development Studies-Ghana, hoping to help ensure a healthy Ghana and the world as a whole with my new skills.
Globally, there is wide acclamation of the importance of sanitation to education, health, well being and development. However the attention given to sanitation issues especially in Ghana is so scant with about 90% of Ghana's population having no access to improved basic sanitation (WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation, 2008). Studies have shown that schools lacking such amenities as toilets and access to water create an unwelcome environment which leads to absenteeism and finally resulting into drop out, (The Borgen Project. The importance of sanitation to education, Feb.2013)
In Bolgatanga Secondary School, this issue has reached crisis proportion because even though there are some few toilet facilities around, they are so dysfunctional that almost all the students (1000+ , both sexes), practice open defecation. This practice undermines their dignity and compromises their fundamental human right. The Community Tool Box will help me to design an intervention tailored to mobilize resources that can provide basic water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure to make Bolga Secondary School the destination for effective academic work. But also, the intervention will inculcate education and awareness creation into the students to bring about the desired behavior change, especially the issue with open defecation. This will allow the students to stay healthy and improve performance. KAWAWA
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3 June 2014 GIDEON SUMAILA BAKARI TAMALE, NORTHERN 00233 GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am currently offering a Master's degree in Community Health and Development at the University for Development Studies. I am a biomedical scientist by profession but intends to be a community development worker so as to help bring about positive change in the rural communities of Ghana.
The northern part of Ghana over the years have been faced with several developmental issues and i have been inspired, motivated and charged to contribute my quota in bringing about development within that zone which i happen to find my hometown.
I intend to act as a link between communities and a range of other authorities and partners who have the interest in community development. By doing this, it would give me the opportunity to frequently address inequalities and problems in various communities that are usually perceived to be culturally,socially and demographically disadvantaged.
As a community development trainee,the Community Tool Box will help me bring about social change and improve the quality of life of the local areas which i work in. Thus, it would help me plan as to what the community needs so as to take appropriate strategies to meet targeted goals.
The Community Tool Box will again, help me to gain requisite skills and techniques in order to actively engage communities in making sense of the issues which affect their lives, setting goals for improvement and responding to problems and needs through empowerment and active participation in order to solve problems and improve lives.
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3 June 2014 ruhaima issah zorro tamale, northern tl ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a postgraduate student in community health and development at the university for development studies in northern ghana. i also work at the tamale west hospital as a general registered nurse. i however aspire to be an international community development worker after completion of my studies
the community tool box is a what i will refer to as a pocket companion. always readily available to suite any kind of work, be it academic exercise or career based challenges because it is not just knowledge based but skills as well.
this tool box will be my greatest asset towards achieving high contraceptive usage among community members to actualize a committed social change in reducing fertility levels at the grass roots. this is so necessary because, in ghana the poor and less educated are the most fertile with large family sizes leading too more constraints and burden worsening their already low socio economic status with its accompanying problems of poor health and lack of development.
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3 June 2014 SUTAA FRANCIS DAMONGO, TAMALE +233 GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Sutaa Francis from Nandom in the Upper West Region of Ghana. I am a nurse practicing at West Gonja Hospital at the public health unit. I did my nursing training at Jirapa nurses training college, preceded to Catholic University to do Bsc. Public Health and Allied Sciences (health management) and now at the University For Development Studies reading MSc Community Health And Development.
I am a nurse whose work is more on health promotion. My main aim is to improve the health status of the people especially maternal and child health. I have heard of the Community Tool Box but had not used it because I did not have much knowledge of it. I have come to realized that I have failed in most of my interventions because I have no power and direction. Now that I have a broader idea of the Community Tool Box, I have been empowered and I am going to use it as my dictionary or a compass in my daily activities. I am assuring Prof. Stephen and the world that they are going to hear my success stories in the near future. Thank you very much.
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3 June 2014 TUO CECILIA NANDOM UPPER WEST, WA +233 GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
Cecila tuo is my name, from a town called Nandom in the Upper West Region of Ghana.Iam a lady of 48 yrs old and a Dagao by tribe. Professionally i am a nurse,completed Jirapa nurses training college,went for midwifery training in Kumasi,proceeded to Korle-bu for basic public health nursing in the year 2000. Then went to the Catholic University for BSc in Public Health Management, and i am now reading Community Health and Development in UDS Tamale. Hobby :singing and dancing, Ambition: community Health and Development expert.
Actually i have not used much of the community tool box in my life, until when Mr kyerewura took us on a module promoting community health and development. Even with that i did not go deep to know what it contained. This probably could be that the green light was not shown as prof has done now. I only opened it when i wanted information on community need assessment, but now that the green light has been given, the tool will help me in my professional carrier especially as a midwifery tutor. God bless you prof.
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3 June 2014 GODWIN TIETAAH TAMALE, GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I have been teaching for the past twenty years and it suffice to say that, half of my working life has been with adolescents. I currently pursue a course in Community Health and Development in the University for Development Studies in Ghana as a Master's student and my reason for running this course is to help change my small community for the better through youth/adolescent empowerment in reproductive health related issues, for tomorrows future depends on today's youth.
I was introduced to this website by my astute lecturers of the Community Health and Development department of the University for Development Studies in Ghana, and as a teacher in the basic/second cycle level and a student of Community Health and Development, my interest is in the health of adolescents in general and their reproductive health in particular.
The CTB has armed me with all the tools needed to strengthen me and make me become more resilient and self-reliant in dealing with not just only my interest but other related community challenges.
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3 June 2014 KONLAN KENNEDY DIEMA TAMALE, NORTHERN REGION GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a master’s student in Community Health and Development in the University for Development studies Department of Allied Health Sciences; School of Medicine and Health Sciences. I currently work as a registered general nurse with the Tamale Teaching Hospital and licenses under the authority of the Ghana Nurse’s and Midwife’s Council. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a diploma in general nursing from the University of Development Studies and the nurses training college Tamale respectively.
Yes I have used the community tool box. Even though am not very versatile in its use, my review of the page and content; I feel this will be a valuable tool box for the day to day activities I intend to carry out in communities. The community tool box seems to me like a one stop point where I can access all the requisite tools necessary for community interventions. The tools are well planned and very adaptable to the Ghanaian situation. I am very happy I found the community tool box kind cutesy Professor Steven. This will be a valuable tool to me as a student and out of school. Thank you.
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3 June 2014 Frank Adjei Adansi Hweremoasi, Ashanti Region +233 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Frank Adjei with BSc Public Health and MPhil in Community Health and Development.
I have the interest in the health of the people at the deprived community levels and how to assist and empower such people to develop and maintain their own health
To collaborate and bring out the community level participation to ensure mobilisation and community ownership
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3 June 2014 Austin Gideon Adobasom Tamale, Northern Region 00233 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
A final year Mphil student in community health and development (sandwich) at the University for Development Studies. I'm of a nutrition background from UDS and the Executive Director of the Optimum Nutrition and Health Consult, an organisation that advocates for healthy lifestyle choices and provides counseling for persons with specific health issues such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes.
The community Tool Box would go a long way to help me better my advocacy skills in championing the paradigm shift in the lifestyle choices and also learn to partner others for greater impact in the health and development in the community.
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3 June 2014 Augustina Achigibah Tamale, Northern Region Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
Am a student pursuing Community Health and Development at the University for Development Studies.My desire to work with rural communities and marginalized groups to improve their lives actually inspired me to pursue this program. A particular area of interest to me is adolescent health and development. My desire is to work with adolescents especially young girls to enhance their total development for the future.
Currently, am using the section on starting a youth/mentor ship group. I want to start a mentor ship program dubbed 'sister2sister' for senior high school girls in one or two selected schools in Tamale. The objective of this is to enhance the development of young girls in the areas of education, building self-esteem/confidence, career development guidance, sexual health and decision making and leadership skills.This section is giving me insight on how to start the program.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
2 June 2014 Helen Kupoka Abeongo Tamale, Northern Region Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an ICT teacher by profession teaching at a senior high school in Tamale, Ghana. I am currently an Msc. student pursuing a course in Community Health and Development in the University for Development Studies.
For literature search
For course assignments
For report writing
For planing
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
2 June 2014 David Aladago Tamale, Nothern Region 0233 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
I work with ADDRO (an NGO in Ghana) as a Behaviour Change Officer. I am also a student of the University for Development Studies; studying community health and development.
I will soon be carrying out a my thesis research in some communities in the Upper East Region. I do sincerely want to give something (feedback/information) back to the communities when the study is complete. The Community Tool Box has offered me the perfect guide on how to do so.
I have also found that the CTB has a superior guide to developing competitive grant proposals; I will surely make the CTB website known to my employing organisation and my co-workers.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
2 June 2014 Bill Steimel Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I work with rural communities to help them build a sustainable economic system.
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