Education for Good Health

January 29, 2018

IOCC Lebanon recently conducted a series of awareness sessions around water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) themes. The Beirut team installed a solar-powered water-pumping system in Bekaa’s Terbol; home to 4,000 Lebanese residents before the Syrian crisis, Terbol now also hosts 6,000 Syrian refugees in informal tented settlements. After installing a solar-powered water-pump system, staff also trained the local water committee and municipality staff in the proper use and maintenance of the pumping system. In addition, they organized a comprehensive hygiene-promotion campaign to educate the community about best practices like handwashing, recycling, and responsible water use. Among those reached were 600 Lebanese and Syrian children who participated in an educational recycling exhibition, scavenger hunt, and bicycle tour, watched an environmental hygiene play, and participated in other environmental, personal, and food-safety activities.