Describe how you plan to use Wash'Em.
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The following are my key actions plan to use the WASH'em
great idea to include it in the quality benchmarks, Abdirizak! Let's stay in touch, I'd be interested to hear more about the outcomes of hygiene promotion programming in your areas of operation.
In a few weeks we will be hosting a WASH-specific training for some of our disaster response team members, and I will have the opportunity to introduce them to Wash’Em. I will have time for a 30 minute overview then nearly 2 hours in breakout sessions for some practical in-person exercises. I’m starting to prepare the content now, and I’m feeling especially grateful for all the training resources available in the Wash’Em app. Thank you!
@Deborah Robinson I'm glad you're happy with the training resources . Please let us know if you need any support putting together your training agenda.
I am planning to introduce the tool to the hand hygiene focal points in the region that I am working in via a quick overview session and then inviting those that are interested to a more indepth session, seeing if this could be interesting for them to be trained on and train partners on going forward. Further I want to promote the tool as an alternative to other ongoing approaches that are used to expand the Hand Hygiene toolbox we have at our disposal.
That would be great, you would become the Wash'Em focal point in the region now !! I guess we now have enough tools and ideas with us to try to share with our colleagues. :)
Very similar to Nicole; from here I'm planning to introduce Wash'Em to more colleagues working in different regions to gauge their ideas and interest - particularly with colleagues in emergency contexts where we see they might be struggling with promoting handwashing and thinking of new ideas. I can think of a few contexts already that this could be useful for.
After completion of the course I will meet internally with Technical Advisors from Child Protection, MHPSS and WASH Specialists. The objective would be to give them an overview of the approach and discuss the entry points for existing and future programming - specifically looking at opportunities and threats. Following these sessions I will have knowledge sharing sessions with the WASH staff based in the field, similarly establishing a platform for them to comment on the opportunities and threats - and allowing this to define the action plan on how we can integrate WASH'EM in hygiene promotion programs.
I particularly like the intentionality of including child protection and MHPSS technical advisors in the conversation. Great idea!
What you are planning to do is very important indeed! we need to acknowledge the importance of an integrated response during an emergency., including the mainstreaming of protection minimum standards in emergencies.
I joined the training as part of the RC/RC movement, and as part of it, I will participate in a first brainstorm meeting with my other colleagues to see how we can incorporate Wash'EM in our responses and approaches.
At the Netherlands Red Cross, we will do something similar. We have first to see how the tool fits into our approaches. I'm sure we will most likely include it as part of our responses, either ERU missions or others.
I would like to explore the usage of WASH'Em in the Middle East, where we intervene in a variety of contexts including refugee camps and urban areas, mainly in a protracted conflict setting. Together with my colleagues, we will train selected WASH staff on the tool and evaluate which geographical areas would benefit the most from this exercise.
What´s great about the tool is how organized it is, even if the teams do not fully use the tool, its different sub-tools will allow the teams to better understand community needs and accordingly adapt programming. If fully used, I expect that the tool will have a tremendous effect on the efficiency and effectiveness of program design processes, especially in terms of time management and the quality of the definitions of result statements.
I think this training came at the right time as we are preparing to launch a new project with a big hygiene promotion component. I would like to be able to put some of the tools into practice. In addition, it is possible that other members of the project will also participate in the Wash'Em training, which would greatly help us to implement all this quickly. I think this approach is relevant in the current context I work in and I hope we can implement it as soon as possible.
I intend to familiarize myself with the application first and I hope to be able to do several simulations in order to familiarize myself with all the possible options, and of course to be able to prepare each session as well as possible in order to avoid all the constraints that we have cited that could take place.
Please keep us posted on how things go as you implement Wash'Em.
I express interest for the training because I have some funds to design a handwashing programme so I was curious about WASH'EM and the use in our context. I launched an expression of interest to identify a local organization. So, I am planning to explore the opportunity to use WASH'EM. The only issue is the language barrier as we speak FR in Congo so I will be interested to talk more and use the tools in French. I can be reached in firstname.lastname@example.org. Our programme is addressing COVID-19 as this city is the highest affected. Looking forward to discuss more. Anyone who is also using the tool, is welcome to share their insights.
@Fabienne Bertrand our face to face training materials for Wash'Em have already been translated into French as are all the rapid assessment tools. You can find them here. All the videos you saw are also in French, you just need to select the French subtitles from the control panel. The course you just participated in will be delivered in French in October or November. My colleague @Emilie Sanmartin can keep you posted on the dates. In addition, the Wash'Em app is currently being translated into French and will be ready by mid-October.