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Renowned water and sanitation program for effective school work in Ethiopia: The case of Family and Children Integrated Development Foundation (FCIDF) -2020


  The purpose of this article is to display the quality water and sanitation program of the FCIDF for the effective School work in Ethiopia, and inline       to this, investigate some good practices and challenges with concerned stakeholders. The study focuses was whether the targeting different segments of communities, including children and women were properly addressed or not. Thus, the provision of Quality water and sanitation program of FCIDF if seen effective in Schools partly which determine children's health and well-beings. Although water and sanitation facilities in schools are somehow increasingly recognized as fundamental for promoting good hygiene behavior and children's well-being, the realities on the ground sometimes is different in sizes and quality. Many schools have very poor facilities, compared with others. To this end, this study uses the FCIDF water and sanitation program as a case study to explore the role of creating access to safe water and sanitation supply in Ethiopia as  a good practices. The investigation further, took the research question “How can the FCIDF promote and enhance growth and development of quality water and sanitation program in different parts of the country?” In order to address such diverse water and sanitation needs of its target groups, the investigation showed that, the FCIDF had made proper strategy to address the felt needs of the partner communities in line with the national policy priorities complying with donor interests and cultural practices of each targeted communities. The study employed qualitative research approach and two instruments were used to gather relevant data, namely: interviews and document analysis. Theoretical framework developed through  three key elements: Water Supply, management of water supply, sanitation and Hygiene were used as tools of analysis. Finally, the study has reviled, an overview of FCIDF, as one of the none- profit making organization in Ethiopia have planned and implemented various water projects in different locations of the country successfully in the year 2019 accordingly.  


Dr. Melese Mekasha Woldeyes


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