Youth led Hygiene Promotion at Surkhet
By: Phurba Sange Moktan
As youths are the leaders of today, 30 young leaders from 5 different VDCs of Surkhet districts are trained on hygiene promotion entitled, ““Rapid Response and Hygiene Promotion” on July 6, 2011 at Jhahare, Surkhet.
Ramghat, Sahare, Kalyan, Kaprechour and Melkuna VDCs were the respective VDCs in which 6 participants from each VDC were participated. During the training sessions, presentations and idea sharing on importance, issues, prospects, etc of hygiene promotion during emergencies and related risk practices, Hygiene Promotion, Hygiene related Behavior Change Communication in Emergencies, etc. were done, where Mr. Phurba and Ms. Kamala from “paschim paaila” were orienting the participants. Furthermore, a motivational session for the youths on “youths as changemaker” followed by group work and action plan were facilitated which also boosted up the participants to act pro-actively on their respective communities. “We will definitely be one step to promote hygiene and make our community healthy”, Said by one participant.
Finally, 30 members’ one informal “Rapid Response and Hygiene Promotion Team (RRHP Team)” was formed in order to act on emergencies like epidemics with hygiene promotion on the respective communities. The orientation training was conducted with the joint effort of ENPHO, “pachim paaila”, USAID, EWAG and Nepal Government.