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TEACHING HEALTH AND HYGIENE IN GAHUKU HIGH SCHOOL   Leave a comment

When installing toilets and other sanitation facilities in schools it is also vital that students are taught the importance of the correct use of the facilities. Marina Schkot Casas, a gender advisor on holiday ing Papua New Guinea from Spain, helped ATprojects over a two two week period [with our staff] to teach basic health and hygiene and also a range of topics of surrounding HIV/AIDS and STIs to nearly two hundred grade nine students of Gahuku High School. Miss Casas taught the students on the correct use of the toilet facilities and other basic general hygiene. Under ATprojects WASH program six toilets, three for girls and 3 for boys were built in the school and we also installed two 9000 litre tuffa tanks. ATprojects would like to thank Oxfam New Zealand for your generous support to this WASH program in the Eastern Highlands Province. 

    

Posted November 24, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in Health & Hygiene

GIRLS WASHING FACILITY   Leave a comment

ATprojects has recently installed a girls’ washing facility at Gahuku High School in the Goroka District of Eastern Highlands Province. The washing facility which is part of a larger water and sanitation project is equipped with a shower bucket and a 1,000 litre tuffa tank for girls to fetch water and have a wash when they have their menstruation period. As often experienced in many schools girls normally leave or skip classes when they see blood stains on their skirts or clothes. So to prevent such incidences girls were taught on the use of the washing facility and how to become better prepared when going to school. The project is part of the WASH program funded by Oxfam New Zealand. The construction of the girls’ washing facility in Gahuku High School was still in progress when this picture was taken.  
  

Posted November 22, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in Health & Hygiene

TEACHING BASIC HEALTH & HYGIENE IN NEW IRELAND   Leave a comment

On Monday this week an ATprojects WASH team was working in New Ireland Province as part of a program to improve the water and sanitation in schools on the West Coast funded by Nautilus Minerals. The program also includes health & hygiene training and the picture below shows young students at Rabehen Elementary School demonstrating the 5 basic steps of hand-washing.

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Posted October 29, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in Health & Hygiene