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.

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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