Living Water Brief
Living Water International (LWI) is a faith-based non-profit organization that helps communities in developing countries to create sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) programs in response to the global water crisis.
Humanitarian Global got a chance to train the Living Water international team distributed across Africa in different countries. The MHM and SBCC training was conducted online for the Living Water International Africa region team by the Humanitarian Global Team between 1 August 2022 – 5 August 2022.
Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and Social Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC) can be often overlooked, but they play a vital role in the day-to-day running of WaSH programs and are an integral part of WaSH programming,
The training involved activities that were grouped into three segments and the training participants undertook short pre-tests before the commencement of the training.
The segments were divided as follows:
Online training facilitated by the trainer
Group work and case studies.
Survey questionnaires and Google Jamboard
After the training, the Living Water team was awarded certificates and Digital HPass Badges in MHM and SBCC because they were fully equipped with knowledge and skills in the areas.
Below are some of the comments that the team had to say after the training.
“I am now visible globally having been equipped with skills in MHM and SBCC. The best thing about the training I undertook is the International Digital Badge! Great innovative team at HGI, they surpassed our expectations. Kudos!” Maitabel Okumu, Living Water Regional Team, Kenya.
“This course has helped me to be very creative in disseminating MHM content using the different materials taught. The best thing about the course I undertook was getting to learn about the different forms of MHM disposal infrastructure. The combination of MHM and SBCC courses was a plus as the SBCC content is useful in other fields as well. The humanitarian global facilitation team was great and very elaborate.” Sampa Ndapisha, Living Water Team, Zambia.
“I gained more insight into MHM and SBCC. Am in a great position to roll out the basics of these approaches in program schools. The best thing about the course we undertook was that despite the course being virtual in nature the participation was great, and the courses were very practical. We thank the Humanitarian Global facilitators for their support.” Maxensia Kiiza, Living Water Team, Uganda