New Practitioner Voices on ‘Challenging lifestyles and livelihoods’

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Re: New Practitioner Voices story: need for hygiene education in Tsangaya schools, Nigeria

Hi everyone, 

Last year, Sulaiman Ahmad Muhammad published a story with us, raising awareness of the sanitation and hygiene challenges facing Tsangaya schools in Kano city, Nigeria.
 
Tsangaya schools are part of the Islamic education system and sit outside the formalised school structure in Nigeria, often slipping
through the cracks of WASH-focused programmes because of this.
 
In this follow-up story, Sulaiman expands on one of his key recommendations, the need for comprehensive hygiene education in Tsangaya
schools, and offers an update on actions taken since last year.
 
Addressing hygiene education requires a comprehensive participatory approach that combines the efforts of government institutions,
education authorities, community leaders, religious leaders, NGOs, and other stakeholders.
 
This would have a transformative effect on health outcomes, education, as well as in promoting overall well-being and sustainable
development of the children in Tsangaya schools and the Northern Nigerian community at large. 
 
Read Sulaiman's new story: Absence of Hygiene Education in Tsangaya Schools System in Northern Nigeria
 
You can also read his first story here:  The Almajiri children in Kano City, Nigeria: A hidden sanitation issue  

If you have any questions or comments, please do get in touch. 

Thanks,

Alice
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Re: New Practitioner Voices on ‘Challenging lifestyles and livelihoods’

Dear friends and colleagues, 

We are very pleased to share stories from our second Practitioner Voices series: Challenging Lifestyles and Livelihoods.

In March 2022 we put a call out for sanitation and hygiene practitioners to share experiences of working with groups with temporary, transient or informal status. We received many excellent submissions; we picked 8 practitioners to work with to develop their
stories.

Below are the first 3 stories published:

Overburdened post-conflict WASH facilities in Maiduguri City, Nigeria (Author:Aisha Hamza) Severe shortage of useable sanitation and hygiene facilities for
Internally Displace People resulting in disease and conflict.
The Almajiri children in Kano City, Nigeria: A hidden sanitation issue (Author: Sulaiman Ahmad Muhammad) Missing sanitation and hygiene facilities and
services in informal Qur'anic schools leads to open defecation and tensions.
Neglected but not defeated: The sanitation realities of snake charmers of Rajasthan (Author: Prachi Pal) The "Snake Charmer" tribe’s unjust criminlaisation has led to severe marginalisation and exclusion from WASH services and
facilities.
If these stories are useful to your work, we'd love to know. Any comments or feedback are welcome. 

Best wishes
Elaine 
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Share your stories on ‘Challenging lifestyles and livelihoods’

Hi everyone,

The Sanitation Learning Hub is looking to amplify experiences, ideas, challenges and innovations from sanitation and hygiene practitioners through a series of blogs or short recordings. We want to share the voices and perspectives of practitioners working within countries at local and regional level through short written or video outputs which we will work on with you.

The theme of focus is 'Challenging lifestyles and livelihoods'. We would like to hear from sanitation and hygiene practitioners with experience of working with groups with temporary, transient or informal status. This could include pastoralists, fishing communities, mining communities, nomadic or semi-nomadic groups, temporary workers and seasonal migrants.

Deadline for story submissions: Friday 8th April 2022

This is part of a series of Practitioner Voice stories on Challenging Contexts. We have just published  three stories focusing on our first theme, ‘Tough Physical Environments’ .

You can also find out more about our work and thinking on how to address sanitation and hygiene access in Challenging Contexts in our  Learning Brief.

Practitioners could be:
  • Staff from National NGOs (inc. CSOs)
  • Community-Based Organisations and rights holder organisations
  • Local government staff
  • Local staff from international NGOs and UN agencies.
We are open to contributions from all countries.

If there is a financial barrier to your participation, we can cover internet costs and offer a small honorarium to cover your time.

If you have an idea to share, please fill in the short template here and we can discuss your idea further.

Many thanks 
Elaine 
Elaine Mercer
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The Sanitation Learning Hub
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