Last year, we announced the establishment of a new community-based program, the Community Education Program (CEP), in Limonade, Haiti (read more). This community-driven program involves PWW training and supporting local community leaders, known as Lead Community Agents, to serve as WASH paraprofessionals. Trained LCAs deliver safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) trainings, by way of targeted community workshops, that reinforce healthy WASH practices among members of their communities in order to advance the ownership, efficacy and sustainability of the WASH programs.
Meet Lead Community Agent: Youseline Pierre
“I am Youseline Pierre. I have offered myself as a Lead Community Agent for PWW because I have found it to be a good thing for my community. With me as a Lead Community Agent, there have been many positive changes. Families have become very good at using their filters to drink good, treated water. They have begun to understand when they should wash their hands and how to safely use latrines. I am ready to work even more so that everyone in my community can live healthy lives!“
We celebrate Youseline and all of the LCAs in Limonade, Haiti who are working hard, learning about critical WASH practices and sharing these lessons their fellow community members, in order to build the foundation for improved health and renewed hope in their communities. Their commitment is inspirational!