Our implementing team recently spent the day with the community and staff of Ark of Orphans in Western Kenya. In a few weeks, this community and orphanage will be receiving their new well. To prepare them for this and to ensure the impact of the project is as great as possible, WaSH training (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) is carried out.
Here is the unedited report from our partner…
Since they work for orphans and widows they were happy to learn a bout Hygiene and sanitation since most of the orphans have never had parental guide on hygiene and sanitation so it was upon the members to take up the responsibility of teaching them and so they really need this information.
The local Administration was part of the training and she patiently listened and happy that the community members were able to learn skills on hygiene and sanitation so that they can in turn pass the information to the other community members. The proposed water point is central at a market place called Ebuyangu market and so the other larger community would benefit too. The watsan committee has a bigger role to play but they assured us that the local administration would be included in the decision making .