World Vision supports churches with 63 tanks

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A total of 63 churches in the country will see their hygiene practices increase as the USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) Project through World Vision Solomon Islands recently assisted them with water tanks.

The churches are from Malaita, Makira, Guadalcanal, Temotu and Honiara.

BHA COVID 19 Project Manager Philip Diau said, water tanks and other materials have been provided to these churches. 

“Water tanks have been distributed to 63 churches in Temotu, Makira, Malaita, Guadalcanal and Honiara. Our contractors are now working on installing them for church use,” he said.

Mr Diau further said 27 communities across the project areas also recently being assisted with Tippy Tap materials.

The photo of men carrying a tank: Jimmy Fa’alaua World Vision Community Development Facilitator and Peter Madi who was engaged as casual assisting community members in Malaita to carry a tank up the hill.

“Tippy taps and hardware materials have been given to these communities and our contractors are also working on installing them,”

“Apart from churches and communities, 50 schools have also been identified for installation of hand WASH stations,” Mr Diau said.

Meanwhile, in the past months this COVID 19 project has distributed hygiene kits and COVID 19 Information, Education and Communication Materials (IEC) to 106 Schools and 105 public buses in the project sites.

Funded by USAID through the BHA, the project aimed to increase community resilience to COVID-19, through knowledge and practices related to good health and hygiene.

By World Vision