In order to build the capacity of the Youth Center and Youth Friendly Integrated Service Center staff to ensure safe and adequate WASH facilities at the Center, the Youth Center Division, Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education in collaboration with the UNICEF Bhutan and Bhutan Toilet Organization organised a 3-day training on water, sanitation and hygiene management from 27th – 29th October at City Hotel, Thimphu.
The training is expected to educate all YCs and YFISCs staff on the importance of having water, sanitation and hygiene management at the YCs & YFISCs so that young people can have a safe and healthy environment while availing the services and programs. The staff will be engaged in how to maintain and manage the toilets, WASH facilities and the overall sanitation in and around their Centers through presentations and practical sessions. Since poor sanitation poses greater risks for the spread of infectious diseases in the community, it is important to have a safe and adequate WASH facilities so as to ensure good health and hygiene in the Centers for young people at all times. This becomes critical in the current COVID-19 situation.
A total of 13 YC/YFISC staff are attending the training facilitated by the officials from BTO and UNICEF Bhutan WASH section.
The whole training program is supported by UNICEF Bhutan.