This project will create a new source of reliable and sustainable potable water for the residents of a community where potable water is currently unavailable through the installation of a solar powered water pump. This is in order to reduce the number of deaths recorded as a result of water bor

WASH EDUCATION IN LAMU

The project will utilise Global One’s publication ‘WASH and Islam’ as an educational tool to teach local beneficiaries the benefits of handwashing with soap. The project will also provide education on water and sanitation, from a faith-based perspective for communities and families, in order to contextualize the development of the community’s WASH facilities.

AIM

To provide faith-based education on water, sanitation and hygiene to increase the use of handwashing practices amongst communities in Lamu. 

OBJECTIVES

  • 150 community members trained on best water, sanitation and hygiene practices from a faith-based perspective
  • Create awareness and educate local communities on most-effective water, sanitation and hygiene practices and the importance of using such practices. 
  • Regular workshops conducted in the field, where training is to be vocational with mostly practical learning
  • Refresher workshops on water, sanitation and hygiene practices quarterly to encourage the progression of the practices

This project will create a new source of reliable and sustainable potable water for the residents of a community where potable water is currently unavailable through the installation of a solar powered water pump. This is in order to reduce the number of deaths recorded as a result of water bor

DISTRIBUTING DIGNITY

Every day 455 million women and girls will experience menstruation. For many it is a minor inconvenience, but for those living without vital sanitation facilities, menstruation is a monthly struggle. For women in Lamu, the lack of water means that WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) facilities and techniques are often not realised. On top of this, female sanitation remains a difficulty. With a lack of washing and sanitation facilities, women are often led into unhygienic practices during menstruation. In order to deal with the issues of female hygiene in non-sanitised conditions and the use of unhygienic products, AKF and GO have designed a female hygiene kit which will improve the hygiene of women in Lamu. The approach is holistic, by focusing both on female and household hygiene, the kit aims to illustrate the need for hygiene in all aspects of life. The aim is to encourage women to teach their children and families the importance of hand washing, food and household hygiene, whilst improving the female hygiene of the women themselves. 

AIM

To provide 3000 women with female hygiene products, in order to improve health and hygiene issues, for the women, and within the community.  

OBJECTIVES

  • To improve the sanitation and hygiene of 3,000 women and their families
  • To improve the sanitation and hygiene of 3,000 women and their families
  • To reduce the number of fatalities from water-borne diseases and unsanitary practices