27 members of Sanitation Action Group (SAG) and 8 members from School Water Sanitation and Hygiene (SWASH) joined together in a Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) training in Angkor Chum District, Siem Reap.
The PHAST training led by CLTS Specialist was formed to bring community people to understand about participatory sanitation and hygiene transformation method and identify sanitation status in their villages.
Samrith Sophat, CLTS Specialist for HFHC said, “Improving sanitation behaviors in rural area is a great challenge, because villagers have developed their own habits. Through our constant efforts to educate them, we can now see that they are able to gradually adopt the proper practices and include them in their daily lives. ”
All participants were encouraged to join different activities during the training such as practical hand washing exercise, and identification of good and bad sanitation behaviors to ensure that trainees are able to take in proper Water, Sanitation and Hygiene practices and enable them to transfer their learning to other members in their families and villages.