Women -The Gambia; a Gambian registered non-profit organisation has completed a
health sanitation training session in Nyakoi Upper and Senior Secondary School
in Upper River Region, where some sanitary materials were distributed to
Susan Jatta, Hear Women country coordinator said the organisation was established in 2017 to advocate for the welfare of vulnerable women and children.
She said the one-year project that they are implementing was funded by Al-Khair Foundation to improve the health status of Gambian rural students on hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health.
The targeted beneficiaries for the training, according to Susan include students, school administrators and parents.
She told participants that Nyakoi was among the selected schools in Upper River Region and Central River Region for the project, focusing on health sanitation. “We belief that when preventive measures are imparted in the mindset of students, it would go a long way in reducing certain diseases that are frequent in our communities.”
The project lead trainer Kelepha Kandeh said if the participants practice what they learnt from the training, there is hope that there will be proper hygiene and sanitation improvement.
Bubacarr Kanteh, a teacher at Nyakoi School expressed delight over the training and thanked Hear Women for the donation of materials to the students. “I learnt about crucial personal hygiene and waste management during the training which are very fundamental in human life.”
Representative of the school’s Mothers Club Yaye Keita said the training has availed her the opportunity to learn new things that are very meaningful to personal life.
Matida Jawneh, a student of the school thanked Hear Women and Al-Khair Foundation for what she described “noble gesture” in transforming human lives for good.
The training featured topics such as waste management, water related diseases, sanitation around water points and roles of parents, staff and students.