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Published on: 29/08/2022

Social Art for Behaviour Change™: The Basics, is now available in English, French and Spanish.

The WASH Systems Academy is proud to introduce its first Spanish course. Join a community eager to unite creativity and the power of art with sustainable water initiatives. 

Social Art for Behaviour Change™: The Basics, is a free online course dedicated to showing how art inspires, activates, and sustains positive change. 

Understand the interconnections and relationships, that are central to addressing the challenge of securing universal access to safe water, and sanitation and healthy hygiene (WASH) behaviours. Social art builds connection and brings learnings to life with stories, music, and dance.  

This free course available in English, French and now Spanish, powered by the One Drop Foundation, is brought to you by the WASH Systems Academy and made possible thanks to an investment from the RBC Foundation, the Lazos de Agua’s program, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Program"Course objectives: Understand the Social Art for Behaviour Change™ (SABC) approach created by the One Drop Foundation, a key element of One Drop's A·B·C for Sustainability™ model. 

By the end of the course, you will know

  • the key challenges related to sustainable and universal water sanitation and hygiene services
  • what a water, sanitation and hygiene system is and why systems strengthening is key for sustainable services 
  • what the A·B·C for Sustainability™ model is and how it is used in a WASH project 
  • what behaviour change is and why it is the missing link for strong WASH systems 
  • what influences behaviour 
  • what the SABC approach is and how it can trigger behaviour change 
  • how to design an SABC strategy within a WASH project

Course content: Explore the science of behaviour change and how art can change lives. To create universal and sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services, we need to eliminate the barriers related to access, distance, and cost of services. We also need to consider the barriers related to safe and effective WASH practices to make WASH services sustainable. That is what this course is all about – using Social Art for Behaviour Change.

The majority of this course is also available offline. You can download the complete session texts, including all the exercises, via the course resources tab. This allows you to follow part of the course offline. However, you will need to connect to the online platform to participate in the forum discussions, upload the materials you create and complete the multiple-choice tests and quizzes. 

Let's inspire change! 

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