UNBELIEVABLE HYGIENE VILLAGE CAPACITATES 218 WATER POINT COMMITTEES ONLY IN 11 WEEKS

Funded by USAID through Management Sciences for Health under the (ONSE) Health Activity
Year Oct 2020
Hygiene Village Project with funding from USAID through Management Sciences for Health under the Organized Network of Services for Everyone’s (ONSE) Health Activity implemented the Mulanje Community Based Management (CBM) training from October to December 2020. The activity benefited 2,398 water point committee (WPC) members from 218 water points. The main objective was to build capacity of WPCs to operate, maintain, monitor, and report on improvements on the rural water supply operation and maintenance of the water infrastructure and to develop cost recovery mechanisms for the life cycle of the water points. Hygiene Village Project designed the activity in such a way that the WPCs were grouped into 60 clusters. Dedicated Field Officers from Hygiene Village Project and a total of 120 facilitators were drawn from government departments to facilitate the trainings. The activity was successfully done in only 11 weeks that saw 2,398 members mainly women capacitated in CBM training. “This is the first time such a huge number of participants had undergone CBM training in such a shortest time. We were extremely happy to note that all the Covid-19 measures were observed during the entire period of the trainings” Said the Grants Manager from MSH. At the end of the activity the following was achieved: All the 218 Water points were mapped and GPS coordinates recorded, 39 inactive water point committees were revamped and all the water point committees developed cost recovery mechanisms for their boreholes

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