This week, AID staff Remijo Lino and Leida Kruidhof are running sanitation training courses for community leaders in Juba. Lack of very basic hygiene practices such as hand-washing with soap and using latrines is the main reason why, in South Sudan, 1 in 7 children die before they reach their 5th birthday.
Courses are 2-days long and help leaders to understand the role that they can play in encouraging good hygiene practices within their communities. Remijo and Leida are currently running three courses in different parts of Juba.
Next week Remijo and Leida will begin training community volunteers who will educate their communities in the importance of hygiene and implement sanitation practices, as well as following up to make sure that what has been taught to families is having a real impact.
The aim is to build community latrines which will help families keep their houses and local areas clean.
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