44,000 homes to benefit from QC’s WASH project in Pakistan’s Punjab Oct 10, 2019 0 472 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaQatar Charity (QC) is implementing a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in Shorkot in the Pakistani province of Punjab, which is expected to benefit some 44,000 households in 98 villages, with a special focus on the people with special needs.The project, which comes as part of QC’s partnership with UNICEF, aims to improve the health and well-being of the rural population by changing their attitude towards sanitation, hygiene and drinking water. Out of the 14,258 households that didn’t have toilets when the project was launched, 8,564 have so far managed to build lavatories at their homes, taking the completion rate of the project to 60 percent. At a joint meeting with QC, UNICEF representatives expressed their satisfaction with the progress of the project. Representatives of the local government also expressed their confidence in the quality of the project.QC also built a 50,000-gallon water plant to provideclean drinking water for 200 houses, benefiting 1,400 people in Jhang. This is in addition to building seven toilets for people with special needs and installing basins in 18 public schools to promote the culture of washing hands with water and soap among students. Because of QC’s awareness campaign, 59,360 people now have access to primary and basic hygiene as well as hand-washing facilities at their homes, while 261,000 became able to change their behaviour and increase their knowledge of hygiene.QC has established 340 school clubs and 1,117 teachers have been trained to improve hygiene at the schools. More than 650 people from the local community have been trained to help communities change their behaviour about hygiene.UNICEF recently held a workshop to review the progress of the WASH project and discuss the challenges facing it. A team from QC’s offices in Islamabad and Shorkot, along with representatives of the local government and the community attended the workshop. Prakash Raj Lamsal, UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist, expressed his satisfaction with the progress made so far on the project. QC and UNICEF are working as a single team to achieve the same goals, Lamsal noted. Ameen Abdul Rahman, director of QC’s office in Pakistan, thanked UNICEF for organising the workshop. “We are working together for the betterment of human lives,” the director added. Pages 1234567 RELATED ARTICLES MME meeting reviews progress in combating illegal trade in ivory Oct 10, 2019 0 353 QCS launches month-long drive to enhance breast cancer awareness Oct 10, 2019 0 426 QRCS and UNICEF rehabilitate WASH facilities in Mosul schools Oct 10, 2019 0 211 Qatar introduced world to its sustainability initiatives at Expo Beijing 2019: Al Kaabi QNA Beijing Qatar’s success in Expo Beijing 2019 is the result of the efforts made by the country to promote sustainable development and preserve the environment, acting Secretary General of Expo Doha 2021 Eng Jamal .. AIPH officials congratulate Qatar on winning awards at Beijing Expo 2019 QNA Beijing THE Minister of Municipality and Environment HE Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turkial Subaie met with President of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Bernard Oosterom and the ..