The residents of Benduma Village in the Moyamba District are in dire need of a community health post. And in that light , they have started to mobilize resources to commence the construction of a Village Health Post. The health post will serve the people and improve the health status of the community and its immediate surroundings, especially in Maternal and child Health Care Services.

Even though it was the people that are pushing for such center , but the initiative came as a result of Fambul Tok International- Sierra Leone’s direct community led planning and development initiative through the people’s planning process .

The initiative allows communities to define their needs, resources and moving with beginning to implement the plans through a Village Development Committee (VDC) without waiting for outside aid.

In his submission , the Project officer at Fambul Tok , Solomon Yarjoh said the VDC member have received training in basic Project Management, mediation and reconciliation techniques as well as communication skills that are designed to equip the members.

He said the training are geared towards strengthening their capacity in development and peace building activities that are linked with the people’s planning prove, which according to him, is an inside- out approach to healing, recovery and ongoing development in Sierra Leone that put the people at the centre.

Henry Johnson Senessie, the VDC Secretary of Benduma Village underscored that through the VDC household contributes money or other items such as fruits and vegetables, which are sold and the proceeds go into 3 Village Basket before safe Keeping every week.

The Secretary maintained that the nearest health facility within their commu6 is 15miles away which was why they remain determined to make every little effort in mobilizing resources to commence the construction of a health facility that would serve Benduma and it surroundings Villages.

“We are confident that with the little effort we are making to develop this health post will surely improve the health and wellbeing of our community