Behavior Change Promotion
COFORWA learnt that water and sanitation facilities themselves don't lead to improved health conditions. A successful process to behavior change is a requirement to ensure their efficient use and sustainability.
Likewise, COFORWA is training and accompanying communities, schools and other public institutions through water, hygiene and sanitation behavior change to ensure appropriate Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) through different and proven efficient approaches (PHAST, CLT, CBHPP, child-to-child, and drama).
To achieve long-term impact and widespread use of positive behaviors, COFORWA invests in working with focal persons and role models in communities, HAMs and hygiene clubs in schools.
Trainer promotes handwashing with soap with tippy tap
In the context of WASH and in partnership with SNV, Medicus Mundi, and PROTOS:
- Education for behavior change (through PHAST methodology, through drama, and other avenues) has been brought to many different areas, including:
- Nyabihu, Musanze, Burera
- Muhanga (Nyabinoni, Kabacuzi, Kiyumba, Rongi, Cyeza)
- Kamonyi (Karama, Kayenzi, where the approach of CBHPP is applied and has been proven effective).
- In schools, HAMS and hygiene clubs are strengthened to plan and manage hygiene and sanitation improvement and to bring about positive behavior following the improvement in hygiene and sanitation facilities.