Children & Youth Ambassadors for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project
About WASH Project
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues continue to confront this country in her effort to ensure that children grow in a protective environment. Apart from children, communities benefit when young people get it right with water and sanitation issues. It helps in retaining girls in school and it reduces diarrheal diseases to the barest minimum in addition to preventing death especially for children up to age five. Various surveys and research had established that access to clean and safe water in addition to adequate sanitation are vital for the survival and healthy development of children less than five years. At a time when parts of the country still report of cholera outbreak every now and then, it has become important that all effort to raise awareness and push education on water, sanitation and hygiene is sustained. The inclusion of young people in this campaign is now more important than ever.
Objectives of the Project
- Provide 70,000 WASH ambassadors with knowledge and skills for effective WASH communication within their communities.
- Empower 70,000 WASH ambassadors with ICT and social media messaging skills.
- Conduct effective media sensitization by WASH ambassadors through periodic radio and television shows.
- Build ownership and strengthen engagement in WASH through community durbars led by ambassadors
Curious Minds with support from UNICEF Ghana and in partnership with the Ghana Education Service, School Health Education (SHEP) Coordinators, Right to Play, traditional leaders, community-based organisations and other stakeholders at the community levels. The project will make deliberate efforts to reach marginalized children and communities with tailored interventions to respond to their peculiar needs and ensure equity.