byBahre Embaye via web
Capacity Building Measures on WASH for Geblen Community
The WASH capacity building measures that have been conducted in GBN focus on:
• WASH Principles • WASH experiences in the project community • WASH Promotion approaches and methods • Challenges for WASH practices and interventions These are conducted in three approaches. 1. Community level awareness raising: communities of the project site are gathered and got awareness about the WASH principles, approaches/methods, and challenges. Besides, a brief discussion is done about the existing practices. This is given for two rounds by the woreda experts, tabia health extension workers and Helvetas officer. The total number of participants are 228 where 84 of them were female.
Training for Woreda and Tabia Officials: Similarly, a two days training is given to the tabia cabinets, community facilitator, community representatives, tabia development groups, tabia health extension workers, and respective woreda health and water resources development experts. They are 30 in number where only three of them are female.
Experience sharing: to support and realize the conducted awareness raising and training, community representatives, tabia level mass associations, tabia officials and woreda experts are taken to other well performing community called Hadush Hiwot in the Saes’e tsaeda emba wored to sharing the best experiences on WASH practices.
During the visit, the participants have visited 7 households and appreciated their compound neatness, water treatment, toilet utilization, hand washing, separation between human and livestock practices, and the materialization of the 16 health packages.