AREA OF EXPERTISE
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Since 2004, the intervention area targeted by TGH has been an important place of refuge for a large number of displaced persons. Since then, due to insecurity in the region and the remoteness of the area, public services have been almost non-existent and aid to these populations has been reduced.
With this project, TGH hopes to enable both the rehabilitation of infrastructure and the capacity building of public services while supporting the strengthening of populations' resilience.
A multisectoral approach seems more appropriate to address all the global needs of the target populations. Therefore, TGH targets the WASH, food security and education all three sectors. The implemented action will help build community capacity in local water management through the training of water committee staff and hygiene promoters. The latter, after having received the appropriate training, will be able to carry out hygiene promotion campaigns, but also to rehabilitate, operate and maintain water points/sources. Before handing over the management of water sources to the committee, and with the help of community workers, TGH will improve the sustainability of some networks for a long-term action.
Women using a small container to withdraw water from a traditional well – April 2017
In terms of food security, the project will address populations’ urgent and long-term needs, including the provision of inputs (grain of improved varieties), locally adapted tools, and agricultural services (training) for 400 households. TGH will also facilitate the creation of joint market gardening farms for women, to improve their livelihoods, by providing them with income generating start-up kits. These IGAs will also enable women to improve the nutritional status of their families thanks to the vegetables produced.
Finally, in the education sector, TGH will focus on enhancing the attractiveness of schools and community participation in children's education. This objective will be achieved through the following activities: strengthening the quality of education (training of teachers and volunteers with the Ministry of Education); creating and strengthening the capacity of existing Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs); implementing income-generating activities (IGAs) for PTAs; establishing school clubs to improve the educational environment; and rehabilitating classrooms and WASH facilities that are in a poor state in most schools in Kreinik.