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Reflecting on the COVID-19 response project in Malawi
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the CCAP SMART Centre in Malawi set-up a project to provide handwashing stations to public places around Mzuzu, such as markets, hospitals and schools. The project has been carried out and one of the staff members reflects on the approach in the video after the 'read more'.read more
World Toilet Day – November 19th
Since 2013, the 19th of November is celebrated as World Toilet Day. This years' theme of the official celebrations was 'Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change'.
One of the ways in which the SMART Centres contribute towards access to a toilet or latrine is offering a range of options such as zero cement 'corbelled latrines' and SaTopans or Flapper. See also the overview of Sanitation Technologies.
Another interesting set of resources are the timelines with the NICC Foundation is developing. Recently two WASH timelines have been added to the collection. Check them on the website of NICC.
Good progress at the building site of the Jacana SMART Centre, Zambia
Jacana is building a new Jacana Business Centre in Chipata, Zambia. The Jacana SMART Centre will be integrated in this building together with the activities around beekeeping, business training and sustainable agriculture.
Jacana is combining the building of the Business Centre with the training of bricklayers, which will be certified by TEVETA, after successfully completing the exam in April.
So far the fence has been build and a borehole has been drilled. Also the foundation for the office has been constructed.
For a full update, visit the website of the Jacana SMART Centre.
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