Partner district in Burkina Faso
"The approach was fully participatory. All activities were carried out by mutual agreement, on the basis of the principle of very good cooperation"
Hamadou Dicko, Secretary General Tenkodogo
"On the side of the teachers there is also a change. Seeing children wash their hands regularly, gives us the reflex to do it as well."
Florentine Kouti, Teacher at the Tenko Centre A school
"This programme must be extended to all the communes of Burkina Faso to boost the access rate"
Albert Koumsongo, Regional Director of Water and Sanitation for the Centre East
The Tenkodogo municipal authorities have developed a water, hygiene and sanitation master plan to make drinking water, toilets and good hygiene practices available to all the inhabitants of the district. This is a critical strategic systems development step.
Implementation has already led to several extraordinary results. In urban areas, 580 families now have drinking water in their homes through a private ONEA (the water utility) connection. In rural areas, a feasibility study was carried out in 10 villages to upgrade the current hand pumps, which are unable to meet population water needs, to more solid and efficient installations that will serve 2,614 people as soon as they are completed. Through the "Clean Hands, Good Health" campaign, 7,684 pupils now regularly wash their hands with soap and water and are protected from diseases related to dirty hands.
420 vulnerable households are still not connected to the private ONEA network in the urban area, 22,614 inhabitants of surrounding villages urgently need drinking water and 168 schools with 29,594 pupils are still to be reached with vital behavioural hand hygiene awareness. IRC, with the support of the LDS Foundation, is supporting the people and experts of Tenkodogo on their journey to reach water and sanitation for all.
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