Moving to Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the Rigasa community welcomed DEAN Initiative on the 11th of October, 2023, with open arms and open minds. The FDG held at Asibitin Yara Hayin Mallam Bello Community’s Vocational Training Centre brought together over 50 participants, fostering an environment of trust and unity.
The Officer in Charge of the PHC reiterated the community’s need to utilise the local healthcare facility, emphasising its accessibility and tailored services. Participants, predominantly youths, expressed reservations based on negative narratives surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations.
However, DEAN Initiative state coordinator’s adept clarification of vaccine myths paved the way for transformative change.
The impact resonated far beyond the venue, with over 50 individuals leaving with not only a better understanding of COVID-19 vaccines but also a commitment to complete their vaccination process. DEAN Initiative’s distribution of educational materials further solidified a collective resolve to build a healthier, more informed community.