The Afyaplus 3rd WASH Gala was a huge success, with stakeholders from different sectors coming together to collaborate and find sustainable solutions to improve WASH services in Iringa. The event was held on March 24th, 2023, at the Masiti Grand Hall of Gangilonga in the Iringa region, was graced by the Guest of Honor, the Deputy Minister for Water, Eng. Maryprisca Mahundi, who was accompanied by other officials from the Ministry of Water.
The theme for the WASH Gala this year was “It’s Either Water or Water“. This theme highlights the importance of water and the need to preserve this precious resource. The event aimed to raise funds to construct hand washing stands/stations in 30 schools within the five councils of the Iringa region. These hand washing stands/stations will benefit school children, including those with disabilities, by providing them with access to clean water and proper hand washing facilities. This initiative is crucial in reducing the time spent fetching water, which will ultimately lead to improved health standards, increased school attendance, and better academic performance.
The event featured speeches from different stakeholders, performances, and a fundraising drive to support the initiative. The speakers included the Zonal Manager of World Vision Vincent Kasuga, TAWASANET Chairperson Eng Herbert Kashililah, RUWASA Manager Iringa region Eng Fredius Magige, and an Afyaplus team member and Environmental Health Officer from Muhimbili National Hospital. They all emphasized the importance of improving WASH services and the need for collaboration between stakeholders to achieve sustainable solutions.
The event was a success, special thanks to the supporters of Afyaplus 3rd WASH Gala from various organizations, companies
In conclusion, the Afyaplus 3rd WASH Gala was a successful event that brought together stakeholders from different sectors to collaborate and come up with sustainable solutions to improve WASH services in Iringa. The initiative to construct hand washing stands/stations in schools is a crucial step towards improving hygiene and keeping children healthy. Afyaplus expresses its gratitude to all its partners, stakeholders, and individuals who supported the initiative.
Afyaplus 2nd WASH Gala is a hundred percent partner’s contributions and the major aim of the event was to collaborate with different stakeholders to come up with a sustainable solution for improving WASH services in Iringa and to raise enough funds for initiating 5 reusable sanitary pad laboratories… Read more..
On every International World Water Day, Afyaplus Organization always celebrates by preparing water sanitation and hygiene event known as AfyaPlus WASH Gala. For this year 2022 the theme for WASH gala was Multi-sector collaboration to support water services in Iringa. The major aim of the event was to collaborate with different stakeholders to come up with sustainable solution for improving WASH services in Iringa and to raise enough funds for initiating 5 reusable sanitary pad laboratories and construct hand washing stands in 10 schools within Iringa region whereby six children can access and wash their hands at once. By so doing it will help to reduce time spent for fetching water thus increases health standards by ensuring favorable environment which increases children’s school attendance and performance. The event was conducted at Royal Palm Hall and was attended by Iringa District Commissioner who was the guest of honor.
Afyaplus 2nd WASH Gala is hundred percent partner’s contributions and we would like to thank the entire partner’s list for their tirelessly contribution in improving WASH services in schools. Mentioning their names; partners who supported Afyaplus 2nd WASH Gala include Global Outreach Tanzania, Vikapu Bomba Tanzania, ASAS Group of Companies, SOS Village Children’s, Buyegi Trust Fund, Unique Child Academy, Makutano TV, Asili Wine Company, Mount Royal Villa, Toyota, Bonnie Sly Events, Cocacola and Crave Company who joined hands with Afyaplus Organization to achieve the aimed goal and to celebrate World Water Day.
Special thanks to our panelist team for nice presentation on how we can come up with sustainable solutions for to improving water sanitation and hygiene services in Iringa region schools, for the purpose of increasing school attendance, performance and reduce time spent for fetching water. The Panelist team included Sophia Mbeyela, Miriam Laizer, Khadija Haroun, Herman Mjengi, Suzan Yumbe and Gaudence Haule. Through this discussion it was concluded that the government, private sectors and individuals have to take a considerable part in improving WASH services.