WASH: Water and sanitation services

WASH programmes and Child wellbeing targets

World Vision's Water and Sanitation programming has been part of the community level projects and the Humanitarian Relief response for a long time. The Water and Sanitation services directly contribute to the four child wellbeing targets:

  1. Increased percentage of children who are well nourished: To health and nutrition needs of children as well as the Food Security and livelihood
  2. Increase the percentage of children protected from infection, disease, injury towards the protection and improvement of health conditions of children
  3. Increase the percentage of children who can read and write to Education and development of children especially the girl child
  4. Children report an increased level of well-being to overall development of children towards fullness of life and their participation

Key project models for World Vision WASH Program

  • Self Supply: Villages or households taking the initiative to pay their own resources for developing the water supply services/facilities.
  • Community WASH services: WASH services devleloped by Communities in collaboration with NGOs, Governments, Private Sector and donors. These water schemes serve ranging from few households to large communities with several water taps and water Kiosks
  • WASH in schools: World Vision working in schools to promote potable water services and use, improved/VIP latrine use and Hygiene Education-hand washing at critical times. The main focus is to provide services and protection for school children and equip them with right Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Urban WASH: World Vision working with municipal councils or urban local authorities in partnership with the private sector and donor. World Vision's involvement in urban WAH of medium to large scale is fairly new and requires special competencies and skills such as WASH Advocacy, Tariff setting, Revenue collection and engagement with dynamic urban private sector
  • WASH in emergencies: WASH services in Refugee/IDP camps and disaster hit population