Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


Why hygiene?

Hygiene is a critical component to effective, sustainable WASH. If water is clean at the source and toilets exist in the community, their effectiveness only goes so far if community members do not practice effective hygiene behaviors to ensure that water stays clean until it is consumed, that all human feces are hygienically disposed, and that personal hygiene is practiced to safeguard individual and community health.

We actively engages with community members to promote good hygiene behaviors. Together with the community, we work to educate people on good hygiene and promote long lasting healthy habits. One of the key approaches we use is called Designing for Behavior Change, to identify what either prevents or enables positive hygiene behaviors, and then designing activities to address those issues. Hygiene encompasses a variety of areas, from hand washing and keeping toilets clean at home, school and health care facilities; to menstrual hygiene management – a key issue that particularly affects the ability of girls to stay in school. 


Clean Up: Personal Hygiene Program

 The simple act of washing hands at critical times can reduce the number of diarrhea cases by as much as 35%.


The ultimate goal of all of PHF's work is child well-being. Child well-being at PHF is defined by the following four targets:

  1. Children enjoy good health.
  2. Children are educated for life.
  3. Children experience the love of God and their neighbours
  4. Children are cared for, protected and participating.

The activities involved in this project aims to improve the healthy attitude of children towards a better and healthy living style. Moreover, this will ultimately leads to social well-being.  

To identify and prioritize the problems, PHF conducted a need assessment among different schools. These problems includes the unhealthy attitude of students, poor personal hygiene, dirty and unhealthy environment of the class rooms, no guidance and supervision provided by teachers about cleanliness and intake of unhealthy food that infer the students to be ill and makes them dull in their studies.

Goal of the project:

To aware and literate the 300 students from the targeted population about cleanliness through different activities and workshops. That will ultimately results in social well-being. 

Direct and Indirect beneficiaries:

Direct beneficiaries:

300 school student’s age group of 8-14 years, their teachers.

Indirect beneficiaries:

Parents of students

Siblings of students

Peer groups