WASH EDUCATION

This project will take a unique faith-based approach towards providing WASH education and best practice. Such approaches have largely been underutilised in contemporary development projects, but should nonetheless be considered as a valuable tool to engage with members of the community as it allows for projects to operate within cultural norms and, by doing so, avoid challenging deeply-rooted traditions.

The project will be implemented in Village Ehsanpur, Qureshi Wala and Mahmood Kot, District Muzaffargarh, Punjab province.

A guide to WASH education and MHM and its importance in the Islamic tradition will be produced and translated into Urdu for the training of imams and madrassah teachers who will be engaged as delivery partners, disseminating WASH awareness and education into their communities via their respective positions and spheres of influence. Imams and Madrassah teachers will then be equipped to sustainably create awareness and behavioural change in their communities.

AIM

To reduce the incidence of water-borne, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases and therefore deaths in impoverished Muslim communities in Pakistan.

OBJECTIVES

  • Faith inspired resources for WASH education produced and contextualised in consultation with local partners.
  • Train faith leaders and community trainers on WASH and FBA.
  • WASH education sermons and workshops delivered through mosques and madrassahs.
  • Improve WASH infrastructure at each project location.

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