CEF WASH program focuses on borehole repair and maintenance, hygiene promotion, latrine construction, handwashing facility installation, training of village health workers, and providing dignity kits as explained below.
Borehole repair and maintenance is a crucial aspect of the CEF WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Program. In many rural communities, access to clean and safe water is a constant challenge. By focusing on repairing and maintaining existing boreholes, we aim to ensure a sustainable supply of clean water for these communities. Our dedicated team of technicians regularly inspects and repairs boreholes, ensuring their functionality and longevity. This not only improves the overall water quality but also reduces the burden on community members, particularly women and children, who often have to travel long distances to fetch water.
Hygiene promotion plays a vital role in improving the health and well-being of rural communities. Through our WASH program, we actively engage with these communities to raise awareness about the importance of practicing good hygiene habits. Our team conducts educational sessions and workshops, emphasizing proper handwashing techniques, personal hygiene, and the importance of keeping the surroundings clean. By empowering individuals with knowledge and promoting behavioral change, we aim to reduce the prevalence of waterborne diseases and improve overall community health.
In addition to water and hygiene, sanitation is another critical aspect of our WASH program. We focus on constructing latrines in rural villages where access to proper sanitation facilities is limited. This not only promotes dignity and privacy but also helps in preventing the spread of diseases. Furthermore, we prioritize the installation of handwashing facilities in schools, recognizing the role of education in shaping healthy habits from a young age. By providing accessible and functional handwashing stations, we encourage students to practice good hygiene and cultivate lifelong habits that will benefit themselves and their communities.
To ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of our WASH program, we train village health workers who act as advocates and educators within their communities. These health workers receive comprehensive training on various aspects of water, sanitation, and hygiene. Equipped with knowledge and skills, they become invaluable resources in disseminating information, addressing concerns, and promoting positive behavior change. By empowering local individuals to take charge of their community's health, we foster a sense of ownership and sustainability within these rural areas.
Lastly, our WASH program extends its support to vulnerable populations, particularly girls in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps and schools. We provide dignity kits that include essential hygiene products to ensure that girls can manage their menstrual hygiene needs with dignity and without interruption to their education. By addressing this often-overlooked aspect of hygiene, we aim to empower girls to stay in school, pursue their dreams, and break the cycle of poverty.
Through these various initiatives, the CEF WASH Program strives to make a tangible difference in the lives of rural communities. By focusing on borehole repair and maintenance, hygiene promotion, latrine construction, handwashing facility installation, training of village health workers, and providing dignity kits, we aim to empower individuals and communities to lead healthier, more dignified lives. Together, we can create sustainable change and improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene for all.
Gender-segregated pit latrine constructed with the money from Dutch Government
CEF constructs pit latrines for schools and community use. The pit latrines are gender-segregated to accommodate privacy among the beneficiaries.
CEF install boreholes in area without clean and safe water and rehabilitate the existing boreholes that are in despair.
CEF install handwashing facilities in the community public places such as health centers, markets, and schools.
CEF distribute dignity kits to adolescent schoolgirls to relive them from burden of lack of access to dignified menstrual management.
CEF conducts hygiene promotion/awareness raising campaign to sensitize the rural communities and take charge of their hygiene and health.
CEF empowers people by training handpump mechanics and handpump caretakers to take charge of the management of their sources of water.