Hygiene & Sanitation Promotion using PHAST, CLTS and CHAST approaches, 7-18 May 2018


Hygiene & Sanitation promotion plays a key role in changing collective and individual behaviours together with fostering ownership and sustainable use of water and sanitation facilities. It is upon this premise that IDEAL Public Health and Development Consultancy (IPHDC) has planned to conduct a PHAST, CLTS and CHAST training of trainers . This training is intended to help sector practitioners to accelerate their progress towards achieving the newly adapted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially Goal 6.

Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) is a systematic participatory approach consisting of seven sequential steps that culminate in the development of an action plan for addressing the prevailing WASH problems in a given community. It employs Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and SARAR tools to elicit meaningful and equitable participation of all community members.

Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is another hygiene promotion approach that triggers the community into action by conjuring disgust and shame among the members who practice open defecation (OD). Its ultimate objective is to achieve total sanitation marked by zero cases of open defecation or open defecation free (ODF) status. It primarily focuses on change at the community level and not at the individual household level. Furthermore, it uses a non-subsidy approach in which the target community are triggered and left to decide the actions they will take to address their sanitation problems.

Children’s Hygiene and Sanitation Training (CHAST) is an interactive approach for training children on hygiene and sanitation aspects. Its major objective is to infuse critical hygiene practises that children may adopt into their daily lives. By targeting children, the approach envisions not only the immediate changes in behaviours but also long term changes to be passed on to the posterity. This approach is based on the PHAST approach and uses similar facilitation tools though simplified to enable young children to appreciate the messages.

By the end of the training, trainees will be able to understand which approach or combination thereof that may be most appropriate for their unique contexts.

Who should attend this training?

Programme staff of humanitarian and development agencies including project managers, officers, assistants, health workers, hygiene promoters, public health officers and facilitators.

What are the key aspects of the training?

  • Concepts of community participation, ownership and sustainability.
  • Concepts of hygiene and sanitation in relation to health.
  • The gradual process of hygiene and sanitation behaviour change and the key factors that influence it.
  • Practical facilitation skills of PHAST, CHAST and CLTS methodologies through in house simulation activities and field activities.

What are the main training objectives?

The following objectives are planned to be achieved by the end of the training:

  • To build the capacity of trainees to impart knowledge to their community on prevention of diarrhoeal diseases and other water related diseases.
  • To equip trainees with practical facilitation skills of PHAST, CHAST and CLTS approaches.
  • To enable trainees formulate appropriate health promotion messages using the BCC strategy.
  • To provide trainees with planning, monitoring and evaluation formats for PHAST, CHAST and CLTS approaches.

What learning approach and language will be used in the training?

The entire training will be facilitated in English.

A balanced combination of various adult-learning facilitation paradigms will be used including exploratory learning, group discussions, plenary brainstorming, facilitator’s input, case studies and video documentaries among others.

When is the training period?

7th to 18th May 2018

Inquiry on the course

For more information, send an email to [email protected] or call +254 (20) 2345572 .

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Fee information

The training cost is US$ 750 which will cover the tuition fees, learning materials, certification, meals and refreshments at the training venue.

How to register

Interested individuals should complete and submit the Course Application Form before Wednesday 2nd May 2018 .