Oudong Families: Improved WASH Awareness

A training on Personal Hygiene and Water and Sanitation was conducted to 19 participants living in Punhea Leu district, Kandal Province on December 20. The training aimed to raise families’ awareness on the use of clean and unclean water, to educate them about water-borne diseases and prevention from the diseases, how to keep their water clean, the important of using toilets properly and proper hand washing steps. Gender transparency in families was also included in the training topics.

To reach maximum results, the team brought together existing tools aligned with the training that were developed by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR). The tools included the use of photos about hygiene, water and sanitation which were used a in group works. A short video clip illustrated different improper living behaviour as well as the right practices.“This training is really useful to me and my family. Before, we always thought we already know everything we need to know about hygiene and we never pay attention to it. But after this training, I realized that we only knew very little about proper hygiene and how to live healthy lives. I’m very thankful that I was given a chance to be a part of this class and I promise to bring all I have learned to practice and share them to my family and other people in the community,” said Troy Bunthoeun, 44-year old, home partner from Chabpdeum Chivet Thmey (CCT) Project.

“Participants were so enthusiastic to learn about hygiene, water and sanitation. I believe that these families now have clearer understanding. We expect great changes in their personal habits soon,” said Pich Sovann, HFH Cambodia Project Officer.