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