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.