Training community members to promote good hygiene
Training community members to promote good hygiene practices to curb the spread of COVID-19 is a critical task.
World Vision South Africa received a grant from the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa to implement a project on Accelerating Infection Prevention and Control through Water and Hygiene Interventions to help curb the further spread COVID19.
WVSA have taken great strides to ensure that we curb the spread of new COVID 19 infections in the four communities of Ga-Sekororo, Sekgosese (Limpopo), Thaba Nchu (Free State) and Grey Town (KZN) by promoting good hygiene practices.
Promoting good hygiene
The first exercise was to introduce the project to various stakeholders such as Local Municipality, Sector Departments (Education, Health & SAPS), Traditional Leaders, CBOs and FBOs within the communities.
This has led to the identification of the most vulnerable communities, clinics, and schools to collaborate with.
5,000 families were identified as the project’s beneficiaries and community members, sector department officials and beneficiaries were also identified to receive training on Risk Communication & Community Engagements and Participatory Hygiene & Sanitation Transformation.
To date, 189 participants have been trained.
The aim of the training is to empower stakeholders, sector department officials and community members and to enlist them in the promotion of correct information and practices they help to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
This activity will further seek to reinforce and affirm positive initiatives taken by community members.
COVID 19, Hygiene and Sanitation Awareness Campaigns
Upon completion of the training, the trained community members have since become Health Ambassadors in their communities and have implemented various activities in curbing the spread of COVID 19 and promoting good hygiene practices.