October 14, 2015
Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) will celebrate Global Handwashing Day in many countries where they work. See their different plans below!
WSUP, with its partner NGO, will participate in five events in five settlements on 15th October, rally, and handwashing demonstration.
Ghana is taking part in a national GHD event organised by the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) and other participating organisations such as WaterAid and World Vision. WSUP Ghana is part of the planning committee.
In Kenya, Plans centre on Nakuru County, spearheaded by the Ministry of Health in partnership with Nakuru County government, WSUP, NAWASSCO, AMREF and others. The event which will mainly target school children will be held at a local primary school and will involve demonstration of proper handwashing with soap and the guest of honour will be the First lady of Nakuru County who will be crowned Hygiene champion in the County.
WSUP Madagascar is going to join the national event led by the Ministry of WASH, on 13-15 October. The message will be “I wash my hands with soap and water to ensure my hygiene”.
Ministries (MinWASH, Min of Health, Min of Education), NGOs like WSUP, WaterAid, and local stakeholders (Municipality, schools, health centre) will be involved.
WSUP Madagascar will focus on awareness raising through a puppet show on 15th October
WSUP Mozambique will be disseminating educational messages about the importance of handwashing with soap, in 10 primary schools located in peri urban neighborhoods of Maputo.
The 10 schools are those WSUP is already working with in terms of improved water supply and sanitation. In each school, there will be demonstrations of good handwashing techniques with Q&As around the theme.
WSUP Zambia is launching the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformations (PHAST) programme in Chazanga and Kanyama peri-urban communities on GHD. Key activity will be raising community awareness of the importance and benefits of handwashing, using PHAST visual tools and demonstrations on proper handwashing. NB: The PHAST programme helps improve community health and living conditions by improving hygiene and sanitation behaviours of community members. It uses visual tools suitable for those with low literacy levels, to engage and encourage discussions around hygiene.
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