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Kits to Improve Health for Families in Yemen

11:16 Sep 22 2014 Hodeidah, Yemen

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International Relief and Development (IRD) has found in its work around the world that the provision of School Kits can lend strong support to hygiene education activities in schools. Kits provide the tools to make hygiene education more child-friendly, participatory, and interactive, building better relationships with children and reinforcing schools' health messages. School Kit materials allow children to create good behavior posters, to map their schools and communities to identify safe and unsafe water sources, to create masks and props for theater performances showing the transmission of disease, and more.

School Kits will be distributed to 16 schools in around around the Hodeidah Governorate in Yemen. Personal Care Kits and Baby Care Kits will also be distributed to support family hygiene needs. These supplies are desperately needed in this impoverished area.


Partner: International Relief and Development (IRD)

Number of recipients: 9,639

Departure date: November 1, 2012

Distribution: March 2013-September 2013

Latest: Distribution is complete!

Stories:

a) Khaled is a ten year old school student. He was suffering from diarrhea before IRD team reached him at his school. He is now one of the active students in promoting good hygiene practices among his peers in the school. Khaled has benefited from the hygiene promotion activities and the school kit he received. His health has improved due to his application of what he learned about his daily habits and practices.


b) Omer Ahmed Nakhli, an IRD Volunteer for the WASH project, has benefited from the program and receiving a Personal Care Kit. He is now one of the active hygiene promotion volunteers in the program and in his community.
Before, his health was not good and his daughter was suffering from diarrhea. His house was not clean nor did he have a bathroom.
As a hygiene promotion volunteer, Omer hs encouraged his neighbors yo start applying hygiene practices in their daily lives.
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