WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) PROGRAM

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OBJECTIVE

Improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services for target communities

FACTS

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Water

AAP enhances access to clean and portable water to households and their livestock by promoting rain water harvesting technologies to adapt to climate change through the establishment of underground water harvesting tanks, drilling of boreholes, as well as rehabilitation and improvement of water pans and shallow wells.

Sanitation

To reverse this phenomenon, AAP is working to end open defecation through awareness creation, information sharing, and spurring behaviour change in an effort to bridge the gap between building of sanitation facilities and their actual use.

Hygiene

AAP aims at empowering communities on good hygiene practices to reduce the prevalence of diarrhoea and diseases such as cholera in our target communities. We recognise that a key component to improving hygiene practices is to promote behavioural change within schools and communities. Though education is important to promoting hygiene, we are also aware that it alone does not result in improved practices. Promoting behaviour change is a gradual process that involves working closely with communities, studying existing beliefs, defining motivation strategies, and designing appropriate communication tools.