Only 29% of Pakistanis dwelling in rural areas have access to improves sanitation facilities while 72% in urban areas. Among 36 districts of Punjab, Rajanpur is ranked lowest district in terms of water & sanitation coverage.The purpose of such kind of projects is to provide access to sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to the people living in the UCs of District Rajanpur in order to enable them to prevent water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases.
Based on the above facts, HELP Foundation is working for the provision of clean and safe drinking water. The aim of such projects is to provide the local communities with an easy access to pure water in the target areas. The aim also is to save the time of women who are traditionally bound by culture to fetch water for their households. Once water has been provided to the women at their doorstep, their time could be saved and utilized for other productive socio-economic activities enabling them to earn a decent living.
Health & Hygiene Promotion Campaigns in Schools
Such kind of projects have targeted a number of schools including government primary schools in the flood affected areas of District Rajanpur.
The objectives of the project were to:
To achieve the above mentioned objectives, health and hygiene training sessions were held in the targeted schools. During the projects' span a considerable children and teachers were oriented and sensitized regarding health & hygiene covering the following topics;
Other WASH/WATSAN activities include Latrine construction by adopting the approach of community led total sanitation.