A one day training on Water and Sanitation, Hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention and Basic Construction Skills was conducted by HFH Cambodia and partner Maryknoll on 22 August as part of Building Homes, Building Positive Lives Project in Ang Metrey pagoda, Prey Veng,Dangkor District, Phnom Penh.
22 participants, including 16 women, from Kandal and Phnom Penh learned new skills and knowledge that benefit their daily lives. The combined training aimed to teach project home partners with house maintenance, effective methods to keep their water supply and sources clean, increase their commitment and understanding about HIV/AIDS prevention and protection, and lastly gain the basic ability to repair their houses.
“I learned a lot today. What caught my attention the most is the basic construction skills training, and realized that women, like me, can also repair my own house. It showed me how I can keep my house strong for a long period of time,” shared Nov Sina, 28 years old from Kandal Province. Building homes, Building Positive Lives (BHBPL) is one of HFH Cambodia’s projects enhancing HIV programs with holistic housing solutions implementing in Urban Phnom Penh and Kandal Province. The project enhances the life chances of vulnerable groups by providing secure land, core houses, repairing houses and water and sanitation.