Hygiene Education

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Hygiene education improves health and expands the impact of clean water.

Clean water from a well can become contaminated with poor hygiene habits. The hygiene education program works with villagers to identify and improve risky hygiene practices. To date, Water for South Sudan has conducted 330 hygiene training programs.

Key Focus Areas

  • Personal hygiene (washing hands, brushing teeth, clipping nails)

  • Safe water practices (cleaning of jerrycans, covering water containers)

  • Food safety (maintaining utensils, storing food away from waste and dirty water)

  • Safe disposal of waste

  • Women’s hygiene (menstrual health, puberty)

Watch these short video clips to learn about how we promote good hygiene!


Our Training Model

Every village where WFSS drills a new well or rehabs an older well now receives hygiene education training. WFSS hygiene educators use a “train the trainer” model.

“Train the Trainer” Model

  • Four men and four women in each village partake in a three-day long program

  • Educators help trainers identify hygiene practices most in need of improvement

  • Educators and trainees work together to develop a plan to address needs

  • Trainees are able to share new knowledge with other community members


WFSS Hygiene Education in Action



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