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Building Sanitation for IDPs: A Necessity for Health and Dignity

With the support of UNICEF (United Nations for Children Education Fonds), SaCoDé has implemented a project to improve access to basic sanitation in the MARAMVYA SOBEL IDP site in response to and in aid of displaced persons from Gatumba, affected by the scourge of cholera following the floods. 4 blocks of self-ventilating pit latrines were built, each with 10 doors and toilets adapted for people with disabilities. In addition, 8 shower blocks were built, each with 8 doors, giving 40 showers. During the project, hygiene clubs were trained and revitalized. 12 hygiene committees, each made up of 6 people and site committee members, received training in good hygiene practices.

80 people took part in the training, given by a resource person from the Department of Health Promotion, Demand for Care, Community and Environmental Health of the Ministry of Public Health, and the Fight against AIDS. AGATEKA washable and reusable sanitary towels were also distributed to women and girls in the Gatumba IDP camp. A total of 1,300 people received the Agateka pads, which will help to improve menstrual hygiene management in the camp. Hygiene kits of cans, buckets, sprayers, and buckets of calcium hydrochlorate were distributed to the 12 hygiene committees formed during this project's implementation.

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  • Construction of water and hygiene infrastructures in schools: SaCoDé facilitates access to drinking water for schools with poor hygiene conditions. The organization also constructs pit latrines in schools as part of its activities.

  • Construction of water and sanitation infrastructures in communities: Sanitation infrastructure is often needed by communities. Through SaCoDé, communities have access to safe drinking water and pit latrines, especially in camps for IDPs.

  • Community education for the adoption of good hygiene practices and maintenance of the facilities: It is essential to establish and build the capacities of hygiene committees and water committees for hygiene education to make the existing infrastructures truly effective. Water and hygiene committees ensure that infrastructure is properly managed and maintained, as well as the protection of assets and the sensitization of the population to adopt good hygiene practices.

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