WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE (WASH)
Access to clean water and safe sanitation services is essential for human well-being and the environment. Improved water supply and sanitation practices reduce the risk of disease, affecting the productivity and income of millions of rural families in Zambia. The Maboshe Memorial Centre (MMC) aims to tackle these challenges through comprehensive integrated approaches that focus on equitable and sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene.
THE AREAS OF FOCUS ARE:
WATER: - We support Health Care Facilities, Schools, Communities and Correctional Facilities (Prisons), with manually drilled boreholes. We also rehabilitate non-functional water facilities.
HYGIENE: - We promote hygiene education in the Health Care Facilities, Schools, Communities and Correctional Facilities (Prisons), This involves training of hygiene promoters and teachers.
SANITATION: - We facilitate Health Care Facilities, Schools, Communities and Correctional Facilities (Prisons) to construct latrines using locally available resources. These include batch and washing facilities.
INFRASTRUCTURE - This component consists rehabilitation of non functional water supply systems, construction of new water and sanitation facilities, to increase access to safe water and sanitation to vulnerable communities, schools and health facilities. This also involves installation of solar powered water supply systems in rural areas. The Maboshe Memorial Centre (MMC) mainly relies on manual drilling technologies to provide water to rural people.
SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT - This component aims to address the unacceptable level of breakdowns and down time for water pumping equipment through setting up of community structures (training of Area Pump Minders and equipping them with the required tools and formation of functional community water pump management structures).
The WASH project also support school going children and children under the age of five (5) years in communities with access to clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and address open defecation in reducing diseases with its offices in rural/remote districts of Western, Zambia with its professional team who go out to the villages to work with the local people on WASH projects.
Maboshe Memorial Centre (MMC) works to free school going children and community children under 5 years old from diarrheal caused by dirty water, poor sanitation and a lack of hygiene with high cases of unprotected wells, by conducting drilling water wells, hygiene lessons to improve Water, Sanitation and hygiene behaviors among school going children and children under the age of five (5) years, build model pit - latrines in communities, drilling new borehole wells, repairing existing wells, developing spring and rainwater catchments, providing water storage, building community filtration systems, and constructing household latrines, refuse dumps, and surface water drainage systems, hand wash facilities to enable children wash their hands after using their toilets, conduct community awareness on the importance of practicing good hygiene such as washing hands after using the toilet to avoid cases of diarrheal, promote good behaviors practice of washing hands after using the toilet.