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Sanitation & Hygiene
Without basic sanitation services, people have no choice but to use inadequate communal latrines or to practice open defecation
Working closely with communities, studying existing beliefs, defining motivation strategies, designing appropriate communication tools and finally, encouraging practical steps towards positive practices, we engage with communities and offer training to foster proper sanitation & hygiene.
Triggering + Training
Triggering at its core is a tool that is used to create disgust and move community members into action to solve their sanitation problems such as open defecation. The trainings offered are in regard to safe water access treatment and equipping community artisans that help construct infrastructure to facilitate proper sanitation and hygiene
Monitoring + Follow up
Our field teams do continuous visits to homes individually to ensure family members are putting up proper infrastructure such as hand washing facilities, latrines among others. These follow up visits are made after communities themselves have set a deadline for putting up the required infrastructure.
Open Defecation Free
When communities are satisfied with the work done, they then call the AWS team to ensure that there is not feaces out in the open. This process goes further to the parish, sub-county, and then district. The villages are awarded certificates for their hardwork and status achieved for being open defecation free for motivation
Our approaches are community centred
Our Implementation incorporates community, local governance structures, sub-county & district leadership and the community itself. Our activities are deeply rooted in the community and this ensures a high acceptance of our implementation.
Our Philosophy when we train

Our training initiatives focus hugely on behavioural change and creating awareness. Once the community members have seen the change, proper sanitation and hygiene bring, the change is bound to last. The sustainability model creates a competitive environment where community members will not allow the village/community to back-track to where it came from. We believe that the solution is in their hands rather than an imposed program from us.

ODF stands for Open Defecation Free status. Declaring any community ODF implies that representative team has conducted thorough verification and has harmoniously observed that the community meets all the expected standards; at three levels (At fixed, meaning the control at the pit latrine squat hole, environment, that is control of faecal material in the fields and at hand, meaning availability of Hand Washing Stations). ODF verification therefore entails inspection of a community to assess whether it is ODF.When this successful, community declaration of  ODF  and a consequent offer of a certificate  in confirmation and official recognition of the status is offered to the community.
Community triggering is an approach borrowed from Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). It is an approach where community members are treated as the best experts to discover and solve their local challenges, especially in the area of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. What they only require is mere prompting.
Through Triggering
and Training, we
Transform lives
Triggering is based on stimulating a collective sense of disgust and shame among community members as they confront the crude facts about mass open defecation (OD) and its negative impacts on the entire community.
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