World Mental Health Day 2019
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. For several years, The St. Martin CSA Community Programme for Addiction and Mental Health joined the world in celebrating the day together with the mental health volunteers, beneficiaries, the community and national and county government r. representatives.
The Story of Kinyua
Kinyua was living alone in an abandoned house until he was discovered by the mental health programme of St. Martin CSA. With the help of volunteers and the community he underwent a psychiatric assessment and received treatment. Today, he's living with his relatives and has started his own business.
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Annual Report 2018-2019
The annual report for the period 2018 to 2019 is now available. We'd like to thank all those who did their best to help realise all the achievements of St. Martin in the reporting period.
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Celebrate with us!
Bishop Visits St. Martin CSA
On September 28, Rev. Bishop Joseph Mbatia Visits St. Martin CSA from the Diocese of Nyahururu visited St. Martin CSA. This was an opportunity to celebrate the past achievement of St. Martin CSA and to prepare for its future.
The 20th-Anniversary torch relay - Ol Moran Zone
August 13, 2019, marked the debut of the 20th-Anniversary celebration at the grassroots level: St. Martin CSA handed over the celebration torch starting in the Ol Moran zone, journeying through Sipili, Kinamba, Mochongoi, Muhotetu, Ol'Jabet, Mairo-Inya, Ol'Jororok, Ngano, Igwamiti and Nyahururu town zone. On November 9 the torch will be handed over to St. Martin CSA for the climax..
Defilement is a crime that is causing much suffering among our children and youth. It robs children of their dignity and their childhood. This video by St. Martin aims to raise awareness and to inform the public of the basic facts and steps to be taken in case a child is defiled.
Mental Health Hike
On August 3rd2019, St. Martin CSA in conjunction with Vijana Tustawi organized a mental health hike on Mt. Longonot as part of their 20thanniversary celebration build-up activities. The hike was inspired by the 20th-anniversary theme “Footsteps of Gratitude and Openness” and echoed our openness and commitment to addressing issues of mental illness that continue to plague our communities and nation at large.
Children Centered Launch of the 20th anniversary
This year St. Martin CSA launched the 20th-anniversary celebrations in the month of April. Being an organization that works with children, we thought it well to have also a child-friendly launch that took place on Saturday June 29 at the St. Martin Rehabilitation Centre for Boys.
Mediation training for Chiefs
On June 20, St. Martin CSA got an opportunity to host chiefs from Nyahururu Sub County for a mediation training that was organized and facilitated by the Nyahururu Court Users Committee. The training was implemented by the Community Programme for Peache and Reconciliation CPPR.
Towards Dignity Without Drugs
Under the theme "Towards Dignity Without Drugs" St. Martin CSA together with several partners celebrated the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2019 with a thematic walk around Nyahururu and an interactive session.
Day of the African Child 2019
The theme of this year’s celebration was “Humanitarian Action in Africa: Children’s Rights First”. St. Martin CSA organised an event on June 15th together with several partners and involved the children in planning and running the day.