Water & Sanitation Benguela
Clean water and good sanitation are basic requirements in any society. Access to both is only one factor in the equation, the other factor being education and awareness to raise the level of utilization.
ADPP Angola and USAID are working together on a water, sanitation and hygiene project, WASH, to reduce ill-health and the transmission of infectious diseases. The project began in late 2012 and centres on a total of 100 schools in Benguela Province and the surrounding communities. The idea is to improve conditions at the schools through the construction of latrines and hand-washing facilities, and to use work with local communities to follow the example, including constructing latrines in their homes. School-based WASH programs have been demonstrated to contribute to improved community hygiene behaviour. They are also vital in providing a safe school environment and eradicating poor sanitation, which is a factor that limits children’s educational progress.
Hand in hand with the improvement of water and sanitation facilities, ADPP is supplying in-service training to teachers at the participating schools, and educating trainee teachers at the School for the Teachers of the Future in Benguela in the concepts of water and sanitation education. Students on the water technician course at the Academic and Practical School (EPP) Benguela are receiving similar instruction, alongside practical lessons in WASH technology. The teachers and the trainees are thus equipped to give lessons to their pupils and to participate in open days, community programs, health days and awareness campaigns.
A rural WASH technology center is being established, with a center leader and a program of promoting low cost, low tech water and sanitation models for use in the local community. The center will continue the work initiated in the schools.
100 primary schools from active in the project
4 municipalities: Chongoroi, Cubal, Ganda & Benguela
364 in-service teachers trained
1.034 weekly lessons given
100 water and sanitation clubs
242 drink clean water campaigns
100 PTAs active in improving sanitation
26 improved toilet facilities at schools
100 schools with hand washing facilities
8 schools with improved water points
187 community members trained as Rural Dynamos
163 EPP Water Assistant students trained
100 communities around schools trained in CLTS
100 communities trained in clean water including purification
403 sanitation campaigns
4.149 household latrines built
4.577 families mobilized for hand washing
7 community water points improved
378 pre-service teachers trained
262 trainee teachers giving water and sanitation lessons
105 trainees on year-long teaching practice carrying out water and sanitation micro projects
54 EPF graduates giving water and sanitation lessons
1 Rural WASH Technology Center established