Access to water and sanitation, and positive hygiene behaviour, including handwashing, is now needed more than ever.
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Functioning water points: providing reliable water, sanitation and hygiene for rural communities
Promoting water, sanitation and hygiene at pre-schools
Community Based Childcare Centres (pre-schools) are part of the Malawian government’s early years development strategy, providing safe environments in which children under 5 can thrive. Whilst primary and secondary schools are currently closed, many pre-schools remain open and villagers and children will still be using the facilities, so it is vital they are in good condition.
We are supporting the youngest children and members of surrounding communities through:
- Undertaking necessary waterpoint and toilet repairs at 60 CBCCs we have identified as requiring urgent attention
- Checking handwashing facilities are functioning
- Promoting good handwashing and hygiene behaviour, and ensuring soap is available
- Ensuring CBCC management committees, and carers and parents of young children, are fully aware of necessary hygiene behaviours and COVID-19 protocols.