WASH in School - looking for potential partners who can support WASH activities in Schools (South Sudan)

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WASH in School

Community Hands for Development (CHD) is an indigenous, non-sectarian, Non- profit, Non- governmental Organization based in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Aweil North county and registered in South Sudan in 2017 with Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC). CHD is concerned with the need to facilitate and empower the vulnerable community with knowledge through integrated programs built on community involvement to utilize available local assets and improve sustainable livelihoods and development.

CHD is focuses on HIV/AIDS awareness, Education, WASH, and Health. CHD programs are designed in the framework of WASH and education where community participation and involvement takes a big role in all program initiation, design, implementation and management. The organization aims is to strengthening communities and schools by providing safe, adequate water and sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion coupled with capacity buildings and rehabilitate the existed infrastructures and construct new infrastructures for betterment of the communities and learning institutions.

CHD believes that WASH in schools has a momentous positive impact on child health and on education outcomes. By providing decent sanitation facilities will encourages children, specially girls to attend schools.

CHD have no fund currently but is looking for potential partners who can support WASH activities in Schools. Schools are the most important places for learning for children and it is where initiate changes start.
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Re: WASH in School

Jongo
Thanks for the request. I suggest you work through the SuSanA Working Group on schools (WG 7) www.susana.org/en/working-groups/community-rural-and-schools which is headed up by Claudia Wendland and Belinda Abraham, two senior experts. Through the WG you can get suggestions regarding partners and even funding sources.

Here as well is head moderator Elisabeth von Muench's curated list of references and links on the topic:
forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-sch...ene-in-schools#17134

And here is the fact sheet for the Working Group www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/resource...library/details/1188

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Dear Arno,

Thank you very much for the direction. I will link up with the team and learn from their expertise.

South Sudan has been entangled in wars and institutional facilities are in tumble-down and it is a major concern to partners on the ground. Our organization is working in an environment where majority of the populations are uneducated. Talking to women about menstrual hygiene or hygiene in general, is very difficult sometimes. Our organization ( Community Hands for Development) is trying with limited resources it has but the needs are sky rocking. The challenges is that, many institutions in the areas we operate do not have access to water supply and this have made it very difficult to promote good because water and sanitation must go together.

I hope Elisabeth, Claudia Wendland and Belinda Abraham can help with their expertise

Yai Deng
Community Hands for Development
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