UNICEF's WASH project promotes a healthy living. Photo: Courtesy of

UNICEF’s WASH project promotes a healthy living. Photo: Courtesy of

About 50 communities in the country will benefit from a project on water and sanitation to be implemented by UNICEF.

The communities are located within Choiseul, Makira, Isabel, Temotu and Rennell-Bellona Provinces.

Chief of UNICEF Solomon Islands, Yun Jong Kang announced the project at the opening of a week-long radio workshop in Honiara on Monday.

Mr Kang said the project aims to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – also known as WASH – in the country.

“In both projects UNICEF and the Solomon Islands Government have identified the use of information communication technology, as the key means by which to facilitate interactive training of community water and sanitation and health promoters to promote the key messages for the WASH and other priorities.”

Mr Kang said if essential basic human securities in communities are not improved, people will be vulnerable to problems.

“To avoid such a situation, it is necessary to deal with the human security needs in order establish a firm foundation for successful peace and sustainable development,” he said.

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project will be funded by the European Union.

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