PWW Team Member: Oscar Andino

PWW Team Member Highlight: September 2019

Each month we are featuring a member of PWW’s staff. This gives you the opportunity to get to know our team a little better and gain an understanding about what makes them such a special part of PWW’s safe water programs. 

PWW Team Member: Oscar Armando Andino Arambu, PWW Honduras Team

PWW Office:  Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Position within PWW: WET Centre Coordinator
*WET = Water Expertise Training Center

Years with PWW: 11

How did you first learn about PWW?

A friend recommended that I apply for the position of administrative assistant. I did, and the rest is history.

What inspires you the most about the work you do?

I’m most inspired when I see how organizations and projects are successful after applying what they have learned from our trainings; I’m also inspired when I see how they pass it on to other people and all benefit.

What does a typical day look like for you?

My days starts with a kiss from my daughter, Sofia, before she heads to preschool on her bus,  a cup of coffee, and a review of my weekly plan and objectives. I work closely with all of our trainers to organize the trainings. Every day I look for opportunities to build more partnerships, more workshops, and more in-house trainings.

What has been your greatest learning?

Realizing that even organizations that have been implementing WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) projects for longer than PWW recognize the value and the importance of continuously receiving trainings for their technical and field staff. This pushes us to advance our trainings further so that we can support our trainees’ capacity to effectively teach critical information that will support their beneficiaries with making important behavior changes.

What is your favorite thing about working for PWW?

Working with all of the team members of PWW and CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies), as well as meeting people from the United States and many different countries, and knowing that we are helping children to be healthier.

Tell us a little bit about your family.

I have been married for 7 years to my wife, Yudy. We have a 3-year old daughter named Sofia, who just started going to nursery school. I have two sisters. I also have two dogs, two parakeets, three turtles, a mango tree in my backyard, and a papaya tree in my front yard.

What is your favorite activity to do when you are not working?

I enjoy riding my bicycle as well as watching Netflix and good movies.

What is your favorite food?

Tortillas with cheese and pasta.

Anything else you want people to know about you?

I like to learn about everything, because you never know when you will ever need it!

We invite you to come visit Honduras and meet Oscar in person. We are grateful for his many years of dedication to PWW and for his commitment to providing families and communities with the knowledge and tools to implement life-changing safe water and sanitation programs.

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