PIND’s approach to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) has evolved over the years, from a focus on clean water access using technology to an expanded approach that now also addresses needed change in behavior and structural issues in the administration of WASH programs by local governments in the region.
“What has really helped us in the past few years has been learning quickly and forming the needed partnerships,” says Timi Kiakubu, PIND’s WASH Coordinator. “Having a good deal of patience does not hurt either. Things like the WASH in Schools program to improve access to clean water and sanitation in schools have been a long time coming, and we’re finally seeing the fruits of those efforts. We have also been able to start forming needed linkages with organizations like Rotary International and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and these are proving very important links to have.”
Culled from PIND 2016 Annual Report http://pindfoundation.org/reports/