Achievement at a glance
Formal Introductory meetings were held with Section/Ward Heads, School district boards and State Government Officials. Capacity building training for youth and women on Food safety, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Quality (WASHQ) were held for youth facilitators and women in selected communities. Our first Campaigns were held in 25 schools and food Hygiene, Nutrition and WASHQ clubs were established.
Challenges faced in implementation
During our Food Hygiene, Nutrition and WASHQ campaign in Schools, we were often mandated to provide gifts and incentives and this exceeded our budget. We also had an overflow of pupils and schools indicating interest in the clubs and we could not accommodate them due to limited resources and few youth facilitators. We witnessed poor handwashing practices and this was not discussed in detail in our campaign.
We look forward to incorporating the ideal handwashing procedures and practice examples for the students. We will be applying for more grants to accommodate more training and recruitment of more youth facilitators for greater coverage of schools. We will revisit selected schools to evaluate impact of our Campaign in ensuring healthy behaviours.
Pupils, Teachers, Community Youth, Community Women,
The Community Youth and Women benefited from a Capacity development and training session. They also earned stipends for their participation in the Campaign and will continue to update their knowledge and earn throughout the project. The School Pupils increased knowledge and behavioural change on Ideal Food Safety, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Quality. They received gifts and brochures for active participation.
Formal Introductory meetings will be held with Section/Ward Heads, Traditional heads and State Government Officials and community influencers to discuss scope of program, their involvement and resources available for project. This will also strengthen Interaction and Collaboration with the State Government. Their role of positive influence will be discussed. Collaboration with other partners of like interests and stakeholders will be established. Permissions will be sort from The State Primary School Board and they will play an important role in assigning teachers from schools to assist in the project.
Capacity building trainings and networks on Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Quality (WASHQ) will be built amongst the Youth and willing women of the community to enhance their campaign skills and broaden their influence capabilities.
Food Hygiene, Safety and Nutrition Clubs will be introduced to all schools visited, Nutrition and Hygiene games will also be put forth to help pupils retain knowledge acquired from campaign and help sustain behavioural change.