Asutifi North District Assembly in collaboration with World Vision held a three-day training workshop for head teachers, nurses in charge of health facilities, as well as Chairpersons of School Management Committees (SMCs) from Wednesday 1st June to Friday 3rd June 2022.
The workshops which were in two sessions came off at Kenyasi District Assembly hall with the other at the Gambia simultaneously. They focused on Facility Management of WASH projects under Asutifi North Ahonidie Mpontuo(ANAM) Initiative in schools and health facilities.
Head of Monitoring and Supervision at Asutifi North District Education Directorate and Facilitator at the workshop, Samuel Addai is of the hope that leaders at various beneficiary institutions will work to ensure the sustainability of the projects toward national development.
“As participants leave here, what they have learnt with regards to protecting the various WASH projects that are helping to enhance good education and health in our district will be put to use. Most especially being selfless in their dealings”, he said.
On her part, District School Health Education Program (SHEP) Coordinator, Felicia Ohenewaa Larbi said “facility management plans are supposed to be done by the schools annually to assess their WASH facilities”.
“It is to tell us how they are going operate and maintain every WASH facility that is and will be provided as well as a source for funds to support their operation and maintenance”, she explained.
Participant and Head teacher for D.A. Basic School-Kenyasi, Faustina Derry, on the other hand, said, “water, sanitation and hygiene issues in my school have become a thing of the past with the introduction of ANAM WASH projects.” “This situation has increased enrolment from around 270 previously to 330 currently as well as punctuality because they will no longer come to carry water”, she added.
Participants also included District Environmental Officers and School Improvement Support Officers (SISO). They were made to prepare and present sample Facility management plans of which facilitators assisted in correcting errors.