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Increasing the impact of sanitation mechanisms through trainings of trainers

In the framework of its faecal sludge management project in Eastern Samar, and to ensure its success and acceptance among the populations of the targeted areas, ACTED conducted a sanitation campaign to raise awareness on a range of hygiene and sanitation issues. Considering the relatively small size of the project team and the 11,800 beneficiaries to reach out, ACTED implemented a Training of Trainers to ensure best outreach and sustainability of the project. Based on a capacity building approach, the initiative enables to strengthenen the skills of people already working in the field of sanitation, and ensures that the knowledge durably stays in the communities long after the project implementation, while increasing the acceptance of the training. Duplicating the number of trainers allows to reach a greater number of beneficiaries. A total of 142 trainers were trained.

Covering the municipalities of Guiuan, Salcedo, Mercedes and Quinapondan, the training was given to Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Sanitary Inspectors, Barangay Nutrition Scholars and Municipal Sanitary Inspectors.m

Following super typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Eastern Visayas province in 2013, this project originally aimed at preventing the spread of waterborne diseases through sanitation activities tocollect and process fecal sludge.