Shifting WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene) behaviours of primary and secondary students in rural Ethiopia
Brief "To test and contextualize their existing WASH bheaviour chnage curriculum to fit the needs of primary and secondary students of rural and semi-urban Ethiopia "
Before we begin, here's some clarity on what WASH is and what it stands for.
"WASH is an acronym that stands for "water, sanitation and hygiene". Universal, affordable and sustainable access to WASH is a key public health issue within international development and is the focus of the first two targets of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6)"
"Splash’s behaviour change program uses Behaviour Centered Design (BCD) as a guiding framework and aims to build the capacities of teachers and students, enabling them to orient and influence parents, school staff and peers within school-based settings. Currently, Splash delivers a hygiene program through a Training of Trainers model, leveraging curriculum with engaging activities and child-focused materials."
Splash’s curriculum focuses on five key areas:
Secondary Research Summary and Literature Review
The two regions we looked at to implement and test the curriculum were Sodo Gurage and Afar Amibara. These two regions were chosen for how ethnically diverse and rich they are.
Primary Research Themes