WASH

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In Rwanda most especially the vulnerable people in remote communities, people suffer a lot from poor hygiene related diseases like, dysentery, diarrhea and other water born diseases. These diseases spread because of the unhygienic practices like unclean drinking water and use of unsanitary toilet facilities.

After realizing such a problem Journey House Africa looks forward to helping the most affected families that seem to be victims without choice and alternative by helping them like widows, orphans, elderly and other poor families and the refugee communities through the Hygiene Water and Sanitation (WASH) Program which will have a number of activities meant to ensure thorough sanitation of the selected population and the activities include:

Raise awareness about hygiene and sanitation through school education sessions where we bring special healthy practitioner and general public health lectures in different schools so as to sensitize extensively on better hygiene practices for example hand washing after visiting the toilets by students, covering of food in clean containers to avoid food contamination, boiling of drinking water in schools to protect the students from drinking dirty water, and emphasizing personal hygiene among students, to prevent them from attracting poor hygiene related diseases.

Promoting community education on better hygiene cooking practices, consumption of clean food and other food related products and kitchen ensure use of safe products in their day today activities at home utensils as well as extending these hygiene education programs in refugee communities of Rwanda in with other partners. Construction of pit latrines for vulnerable families majorly to prevent hygiene related diseases like diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, typhoid and others which are water borne like bilharzia and whooping cough.

Through the cross culture learning program Rwandan students will be taught their culture and also other cultures around the world and also make them know how to al these cultures interrelate with each other.