News articles about the BRAC WASH programme
News articles from IRC's news services and other sources on the BRAC WASH programme.
On WaterCouch.tv, Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp shares a practical example of international cooperation between BRAC in Bangladesh and the All India Organization of Imams of Mosques, which emerged during the 2013 World Water Day celebrations in The Hague, The Netherlands.
BRAC, the largest NGO in the world requested IRC to organise a training programme for its senior field staff in Bangladesh; mostly district managers who manage a project staff of around 1,500 people and an area with around 2.5 million people.
A large-scale survey carried out by BRAC’s Research Evaluation Division (RED) amongst 30,000 households found that knowledge of hygiene is very strong among more than 90% of the people, but actual hygiene practices develop far more slowly.
Village WASH committees that represent all community members are at the core of the BRAC WASH programme. The committees note progress on water and sanitation coverage by drawing social maps. Each committee member has a role to play in ensuring that the village achieves - and maintains - 100% sanitation coverage.
The organisation Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) uses lessons from the WASH programme and IRC's support in their core micro financing and social development programme in Bangladesh.