Written by: Alaa Al-Eryani
Photos by: Alaa Al-Eryani
Message from Ghada, 35, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committee Member
“This is the first time for me to contribute in serving my community and feeling that I am making a change. We [the committee members and volunteers] learned how to raise awareness and do some activities with the people in our neighborhoods to encourage them to clean and maintain a healthy and clean environment. The first step we took is that we visited the houses in our neighborhood and introduced them to the campaign and told them what they have to do in cleaning the neighborhood. Then we gave out cleaning equipment and decided on a day for everyone to go out and help each other in cleaning the street and collecting the garbage.
We received really good reactions and the campaign became so popular that even the nearby neighborhoods started doing their own cleaning campaigns. And now it has started to become a habit for the people to clean their neighborhood”.
Message from Medyan, 50, Committee Head
“We used to suffer in our neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods from scarcity of water especially since our governorate, Lahj, is one of the hottest places in Yemen and so people use huge amounts of water for drinking, bathing, and other uses. The organization’s interaction with the people was great; they have done many awareness sessions about the use of water and keeping a healthy environment. They [Save the Children] have installed a water tank in my neighborhood which is great for my people but the only problem is that now people from other neighborhoods have started to come and use water from this tank. I hope that the organization can provide us with a solution to provide larger amounts of water so that it’s enough for everyone”.
عائشة مع أخواتها وأخيها
عائشة تستلم المواد الغذائية من المتجر