Online Diploma in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) June 2018 to February 2019

Online Diploma in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)…

Deadline to Apply: 31st May 2018…

Mode: Online (pdf notes, videos, mp3 audios, online chat, community work and assignments).

Start Date: Monday 4th June 2018

End Date: Thursday 28th February 2019

Duration: 9 months (2 hours a day)

Tuition Fee: USD 800 (payable in full or four installments, other administrative cost not included)

Certificate Offered: YES

Assessment: 4 online continuous assessment tests, class work and final exam at a center near your city.

About Humanitarian Elites
Humanitarian Elites is an organization well established in Kenya composed of professionals with diverse experience, practices, skills and knowledge spread across Africa mandated to improve access to quality education, knowledge and attitudes to foster development in middle and low level income countries.

About Helites College

We are a middle-level institution of higher learning dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the society. Our aim is to provide dynamic, innovative and competent professionals to meet the current and emerging needs in the society.

We have been in existence since 2005 providing specialized group trainings, workshops and formal education for artisan, certificate and diploma courses in East Africa for all nationalities in fields like ICT, health, business, education and social sciences.

Helites College offers competitive market driven courses in our four schools: school of ICT, school of business, school of social sciences and school of education. Our programmes are accredited by national and international examination bodies including JP-UK, ABMA, ICM-UK, KASNEB, KNEC, NASCOP and ICDL among others.

About WASH Course
This course introduces the students to the core principles of planning, designing and implementing activities to improve sustainable and equitable access to domestic water supply and sanitation facilities and improve hygiene behaviours.

Today in the 21st century, statistics show that after every 90 seconds, a child dies due to water related diseases (UNICEF-IPM); one in ten people are unable to access safe water and one in three people lack access to a toilet. It is not fully their fault but they find themselves entangled in cycles of poverty, conflicts and natural calamities. I believe that we have a divine duty to reduce water related diseases that continue to claim millions of people worldwide especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

This course will give you a chance to join a team of equal minded professionals to curtail domestic water contamination, provide safe water and reduce water related infections to the vulnerable and hard-to-reach areas that have been afflicted by conflict, droughts and flooding-calamities afflicting much pain to the young, women, elderly and immune-compromised populations. Preventing human contact to disease agents, empowering people on determinants of health, saving lives and timely interventions greatly reduces prevalence of preventable diseases in neglected, conflict and post-conflict areas.

Targets for this Course
This course is targeting anybody in the water and sanitation area including hygiene promoters, WASH project managers, community leaders, NGO staff and employee, government civil servants, students in colleges or universities, unemployed people, proposal writers, programme managers, management and implementation staff, water management committees, community volunteers, health promoters, health experts etc.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the grandaunts will have gained skill, knowledge and experience in:
• Planning, managing and controlling water and sanitation projects
• Design, monitoring and evaluation of sanitation projects/programmes
• Effective execution of disease prevention project activities
• Develop competence in allocation of resources to sanitation and hygiene education
• Develop the suitable strategy for effective health promotion


Topic 1. Introduction to WASH ( definitions, objectives of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), characteristics of WASH programs, integration of WASH, roles of WASH officers, resource mapping)

Topic 2. Hygiene Promotion (sustainable development goals, community needs assessment, community participation and engagement, water supply systems, excreta disposal methods, waste management, sanitation, gender and WASH, hand-washing process etc)

Topic 3. Disease Prevention (Communicable diseases causality, transmission and prevention, spread of diseases, control and management of infectious diseases, outbreak investigation process, types and management, sanitation etc)

Topic 4. Community Management (assessing community involvement, community strategy, community participation and engagement, resource mobilization, stakeholders analysis etc )

Topic 5. Hygiene Education (definitions, sanitation, health education, hygiene promotion, role of hygiene promoters, communication strategies, IEC materials designing, hygiene education in various settings, behavior change models, community total-led sanitation

Topic 6. WASH in Various Settings (water, sanitation and hygiene in schools, refugee populations, prisons, marketplace, homes, urban areas, rural settings, among elderly-disabled-children-terminally ill, slums etc)

Topic 7. Environmental Health Hazards (biological, chemical, physical and natural hazards, hazard identification and analysis, CCP, HACCP, hazard management and crisis prevention and control)

Topic 8. Monitoring and Evaluation for WASH Projects (M & E plans, process, templates, tools for M & E, types of M & E, steps in monitoring and evaluation, logical framework models, developing M & E plans, data collection plan, data analysis etc

Topic 9. Practicum for 30 Hours (protection of water collection points, water treatment, construction of septic tanks and VIP toilets, community sensitizations, hygiene promotion, health education in schools, prisons etc )

How to Apply/Admissions
i) Download the application form, click the arrow or blue words Helites College Application Form.doc (69.5 KB)

ii) Fill the form.
iii) Save it with your full name and course e.g. John Deng Application WASH
iv) Send the filled form to: [email protected]
iv) Write the subject of the email: Diploma in WASH
v) Wait for your admission letter
vi) Pay full amount or first installment
vii) Start receiving learning materials and assistance


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