HELPING MIGRANT WORKERS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE HOST COMMUNITIES WITH GOOD HYGIENE PRACTICES
Through this project, People in Need (PIN) and our consortium partner, Community Development Association (CDA), provided life-saving WASH assistance to migrant workers, their families and the host community. The project enables migrants to adopt safe hygiene practices and access improved WASH facilities in six neighborhoods in Shwe Pyi Thar township. Yangon's peri-urban area, Shwe Pyi Thar Township, has been negatively affected by unhealthy and environmentally harmful behaviors such as dumping waste into sewers, rivers, streams or streams due to potential low levels of d disposal in community landfills. This impacts and seriously harms the surrounding environment and entails risks for the population during the rainy season. As part of WASH assistance, we have, in collaboration with CDA, improved WASH-related equipment, such as drainage, carried out emergency cleaning and offered innovative solutions for waste management through a community approach. participatory. Additionally, CDA has provided community grants to address specific WASH-related issues and promote engagement with households and communities on gender-responsive WASH solutions, including sanitation, hygiene and waste management. . menstrual hygiene (MHM) and waste management.
CDA aims to help and improve the lives of migrant workers and their families by sharing knowledge on improving WASH facilities and good hygiene practices through awareness-raising activities. In total, CDA reached 8,148 people, including 6,242 women and girls.
Sewage system (Author: Community Development Association (CDA) and People in Need)
As part of life-saving WASH assistance, such as drainage systems and waste management, it aimed to benefit a greater number of community members and migrant workers residing in the sustainability of the project beyond the departments of life. CDA has also carried out capacity building activities, particularly on sanitation and menstrual hygiene management practices at the local level, where women, adolescent girls, older people and people with disabilities can have access. easier to learning opportunities. With regard to behavior change related to waste disposal and good sanitation practices, CDA conducted behavior change campaigns in five neighborhoods of Shwe Pyi Thar Municipality. Ko Win Htut Thein, project manager at CDA, discusses the establishment of good hygiene practices between the host community and internal migrants. “CDA aims to help and improve the lives of migrant workers and their families by sharing knowledge on improving WASH facilities and good hygiene practices through awareness-raising activities. In total, CDA has achieved 8,148 people, including 6,242 women and girls." He added that “the sensitization sessions focused on promoting intensified hygiene on handwashing and menstrual hygiene management by organizing small groups in each department. Along with this session, the CDA distributed hygiene supplies to all attendees.” In addition, CDA hosted three public behavior change events, including public campaigns for handwashing, menstrual hygiene, and litter disposal from December 2021 to March 2022. CDA has also provided hygiene items to the host community and migrant families actively involved in the campaigns. Through sensitization and education sessions on menstrual hygiene management, CDA reached a total of 2,981 beneficiaries, including 2,709 women and girls and 272 boys and men.
Awareness campaign (Author: Community Development Association (CDA) and People in Need)
Safe water for host communities and migrant workers
To access clean water and prevent waterborne diseases in Shwe Pyi Thar, CDA built a 200-foot-long community drainage system in ward 21. First, CDA organized a community committee on WASH solutions based on their needs and provided a grant to be implemented with the cooperation of community members.
One of the committee members U Kyaw Moe (name changed for security reasons) shares their needs. “Our neighborhood is close enough to the Hlaing River and floodwaters always enter the neighborhood when it rains. We depend on water sources from community ponds, but we need access to clean water. Water resources are sufficient for us during the rainy season, but we face water shortage during the dry season. With the long-term support of the ACTE project, CDA provided a water tanker and built the drainage system near the school complex. With this water tanker we will be safe to access clean water and we will not have to worry about flooding next season. Thanks to CDA and PIN for supporting us”. People in Need and its consortium partners worked together under the Aye Chan Thaw Ein Project in collaboration with neighborhood development committees to address the needs of internal migrant workers and reduce the vulnerability of internal migrants with financial support from the Fund Livelihoods and Food Security Trustee (LIFT) in Burma.
Construction of the sewerage system
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