Hygiene Education

Education is the foundation to sustainability.

Water only becomes "safe" when community members understand the critical roles proper hygiene and sanitation play.

Education is the foundation that supports the correct and consistent use of clean water and safe sanitation technologies and healthy hygiene practices.

 
 

FAMILIES:

  • Community members learn safe water and healthy hygiene practices prior to receiving their filters and materials to build latrines.
    • These practices, and their importance to health, are typically unknown among the families in these communities.
  • Education Programs, with required participation by all families, includes:
    • Environmental Hygiene, including Water Source Protection
    • Home Hygiene, including proper disposal of trash and other waste
    • Personal Hygiene, including handwashing practices
    • Menstrual Hygiene Management — for all family members, including men and boys


COMMUNITY AGENTS (CAs):

  • “Community Agents” are local, community-selected residents who volunteer to support and regularly monitor 3-5 families in their respective communities.
  • CA’s serve as an extension of the PWW team.
    • Receive extensive training in water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as filter and maintenance support.
    • Empowered to support their community’s safe WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) program.
    • Support PWW with conducting 100% follow-up.


TEACHERS/EDUCATORS

  • WASH Training. Educators learn key practices and messaging for teaching safe water, sanitation and hygiene practices at school.
    • Programs integrate critical WASH elements into the existing school curriculum, providing teachers with simple ways to reinforce concepts and practices.
  • Menstrual Hygiene Mangement (MHM).
    • In combination with proper latrines and handwashing stations, education about safe menstrual hygiene management empowers girls to stay in school, achieve an education, and strive to achieve their full potential.

      PWW Training teams provide MHM education to teachers, girls, and women, empowering them with the knowledge and tools to safely and effectively manage their monthly cycles. In addition to teaching women and girls, PWW provides training to boys and men, so that they, too, can better understand what happens with a female’s body every month. (Read more)


OTHER ORGANIZATIONS & GROUPS

PWW is committed to sharing our knowledge and expertise with others to accelerate access to safe water and sanitation for all. Read about PWW’s WASH Training and Consulting Services.

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Comprehensive Solutions Also Include:
Tools & Technologies | Community Partnerships | Follow-up & Monitoring