WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION INITIATIVE WASSI
Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative WASSI is a Non – Governmental Organization (NGO) which was established on 9thJuly, 2019 for the purpose of advocacy to provide access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation based on SDG 6 of UN which said “Ensure availability and sustainability of water and sanitation for all”. Our core mandate is to assist and guide in providing simple, effective and affordable solutions to water and sanitation problems to people in urban and rural communitiesthrough free consultations, direct projects, awareness campaign, advocacy, capacity building and research.
To help and develop the distressed, needy, neglected and vulnerable targeted community, economically by providing them with necessary assistance for sustaining their lives and conditions in all aspect of water and sanitation, Hygiene promotion campaigns, Community total sanitation, Behavioral change towards hygiene promotion, Open defecation control, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Program. I.e., Screening for Acute Malnutrition (SAM) under 5yrs of Age, Admission of New cases i.e. Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), Treatment of uncomplicated SAM, Treatment of minor cases and IYCF program, House to House Smart Survey, Referral System, Health Education on nutrition to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
Aims and objectives of the Organization
- To increase access to safe drinking water and effective sanitation, including the adoption of safe hygiene practices through most affordable & suitable technology options.
- To Reduce and eventually eradicate the prevalence of water and sanitation-related diseases in our Rural Communities through the provision of potable drinking water.
- To Increase the productive capacity of the rural populace based on the notion “healthy people are wealthy people.
- To reduce infant mortality rate through improved health and clean water supply.
- To coordinate with developmental partners, the civil society organizations (CSO), the Private Sector and other key stakeholders to leverage resources for improved service delivery in the WASH sector of the community.
- Ensure cost effective community-based affordable and easy access of safe water service especially for women and children in Primary health care, antennal and postnatal centers.
- To propagate maintenance culture in our rural communities by choosing easily replaceable, maintainable and adaptable technology and promoting village level operation and Maintenance (VLOM) system.
- To facilitate formation and operation of WASH Units/Departments in all LGAs and WASH Management Committees in all Communities including building their capacities for effective WASH service delivery.