Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) in partnership with Rotary Club, Abakaliki have provided 30 boreholes to 30 villages in Ebonyi State as well as trained 360 villagers from the communities of Ebonyi State Nigeria on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities carefully designed and aimed at improvement of the public health of the lots of the rural populace. The WASH project involves careful planning, research, design, and construction of water facilities to meet the needs and demands of rural dwellers.
A Copy of the WASHCOM Training Manual is given to each of the Trainee as a guide that would facilitate the step-by-step procedure in the reorientation of community members. It is also designed to develop skills that would improve the community management of the WASH programs and facilities.
AMURT is a global Non-Governmental Organization with its headquarters in Washington DC, United States of America. The NGO which engages in disaster relief and community development is currently active in 34 countries of the globe. In West Africa, AMURT has been alive and active in Ghana and Burkina Faso since the 1980s with a special focus on water projects and maternal health. AMURT came into Nigeria in 2010 and began operations in Ebonyi State with a focus on Primary Healthcare and Maternal & Child health.
According to Dada Daneshananda, the Country Director, AMURT Foundation said, “When coming to Nigeria in 2010, we were faced with the tough decision of where to start operations, and the choice finally fell on Ebonyi State. We have found an excellent environment for our work as we have been received very well, right from the villages to civil society organizations, to the LGAs and the State government.
AMURT started work in Ebonyi State in primary healthcare and maternal health. The dire water situation and its direct impact on the health of the communities soon became apparent, as the people reportedly cited water as their development priority.
It is a great privilege for AMURT to work in partnership with Rotary Club, Abakaliki. Through a partnership that always puts the communities at the centre of all activities, we hope to achieve changes that can last and constitute real development.”
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