Published on March 6, 2014
Toilet talk! with Thorsten Kiefer Founder & CEO, WASH United
Why sanitation and hygiene?
Background • 2.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. • Hand-washing with soap not widely and consistently practiced. • Globally, diarrhea 2nd biggest killer of children under 5 years of age. • In Sub-Saharan Africa, diarrhea kills more children than malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS – combined.
WASH is a cross-cutting issue • • • • • • Education Nutrition Gender equality HIV/AIDS Violence against women …
WASH United`s approach
WASH United uses fun, interactive games, positive communication and superstar role models to change mindsets & behaviours around sanitation and hygiene.
Key activities: • High-level public awareness campaigns. • WASH trainings in schools and youth sport teams, implemented through local partners.
Elements of training curricula
Training of Teachers (ToT)
Games World Toilet Cup Cricket: „ Worldpoo Cup every Toilet needs a loo!“ Cricket
Bowl out Diarrhea
Bowl out Diarrhea
Clean Hands Carrom
WASH Jigsaw Germ Pyramid
Complementary educational materials
Certificate and WASH United pledge •
Results since 2010 + 100.000 children and youth trained + 1.000 teachers trained + 400 schools and youth sport clubs through local partners.
Adjusting WASH United tools to the needs of S4D organizations
Building bridges between sectors • Linking the WASH & S4D sectors; • Enable more S4D organizations to include WASH trainings into their work; • Affiliate membership streetfootballworld network
The WASH World Cup Harnessing the power of football to promote sanitation and hygiene in East Africa! • Hosted by 9 local organisations, 7 of them Sport for Development organisations • Tournaments & trainings in 5 locations across Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda
The WASH World Cup Goals: •Develop, test & refine replicable football-based WASH curricula specifically for the grassroots sport sector •Reach around 8,000 children with behaviour change interventions
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