Dedicated WASH educators providing interactive lessons to inspire community action towards a healthier tomorrow.
Local Residents as Educators
We employ locals as our full-time Community Health Educators (CHEs) to carry out our educational interventions. Over 75% of our CHEs are women.
Locals have an intimate knowledge of their community and its residents. Their understanding of the language and cultural context helps them create lessons that are easy for all community members to understand and put into practice.
Women are keepers of the home in rural Tanzania. They are in charge of tasks like cooking, water fetching, and bathing—making them ideal promoters of WASH. Employment, healthcare and social security empower women to make personal changes as well as changes within their families and communities.
CHEs run all of our programs, which target residents in six key areas of the community:
- households and hospitals,
- schools and clubs,
- markets and places of business,
- government meetings and community groups.
This education model engages a variety of stakeholders:
- parents and teachers,
- healthcare providers,
- government leaders,
- women’s groups, and
- store and restaurant owners.