Paschim Paaila in collaboration with ENPHO organized 54th series of WASH Forum entitled “Psycho-Social Knowledge in WASH” on October 27, 2017 at ENPHO Hall, New Baneshwor. The program commenced with the introduction of Paschim Paaila, concepts and objectives of WASH forum and an introduction of the program attendees. Mr. Aashish Maharjan, Research and Project Development Coordinator, facilitated the program. Ms. Nirjala Bhattarai, Training Director at Abbal-WE resided as resource person for the forum. The forum highlighted on importance of psycho-social knowledge in WASH and youth’s role for improvement of WASH status of community through psycho-social approach. Ms. Anita Bhuju, Network Coordinator of Paschim Paaila, highlighted the issues at the end of the program, discussed during during interaction.
WASH Forum is a monthly program held on last Friday of every English Month. This series of forum was directed towards involvement of youth and their role in any project. The main objectives of WASH Forum has always been to provide an opportunity for social interaction and knowledge sharing on different environmental and health issues in relation to WASH and disasters and to critically analyze the role of the youth in correlation with aforementioned issues.
Collectively, forum was attended by 19 participants. The Forum was interactive with participants actively engaged in an interaction during forum and in the discussion following the presentation by the resource person. Participants avidly put forward their queries in relation to presented topic.