Training of Water source committee members in Okwang Sub County, Otuke district
Water source committee members are water users who are elected and trained to manage a particular water source, in April 2021, Link to Progress organised for the training which started on the 19th of April 2021 up to the 30th of April 2021. The trainings targeted the 9 elected water source committee members and Local council 1 from each of the 15 water sources constructed using funding from Medicor Foundation. The trainings were facilitated by Link to progress staff together with the sub county Community development officers and health assistants together with sub county chiefs and local council 3 chair persons.
Purpose of the water source committees training on operation and maintenance, sanitation and hygiene were to:
- To equip the water source committee members with knowledge and skills on their roles and responsibilities
- To equip the water source committees with knowledge and skills on preventive maintenance of their boreholes
- To equip the water source committees with knowledge on sanitation and hygiene both at house hole level and at the water source.
- To enable the water source committees understand the importance of book keeping and accountability of operation and maintenance funds of the water source.
A total of 15 water source committees from 15 water sources were trained in Okwang Sub County. A total of 137 Water Source Committee members were trained of which 79 were female and 58 were male.
15 water source committees were equipped with knowledge and skills on their roles and responsibilities, knowledge and skills on preventive maintenance of their water sources using pictures on the story with a gap.
They were also trained on sanitation and hygiene of their households and for the water points and safe water chain by use of pictures on the sanitation ladder. All these enhance the operation and maintenance together with the sustainability of the water sources.