The IHAP+ team held a focus group discussion with beneficiaries residing at Kamcheji IDP camp regarding the impact of IHAP+ WASH interventions on their behaviors. During this session, community members appreciated IHAP+ and the donors, NNPC/SNEPCO for the life-changing humanitarian assistance they have received in terms of hygiene practices and WASH.
Kaka Andi Abdullahi of Kamcheji Camp said “I have learnt a lot from the messages I heard from the IHAP+ Project and that’s why my environment is clean. I always tell my grandchildren to use the toilet because it is the best way to dispose of faeces and to prevent open defecation because of diseases like cholera and diarrhea.”
Fatima Modu of Kamcheji camp was asked why she sweeps and cleans her environment and she joyfully said “my name is Fatima Modu, I am 10 years old. I always clean our house because I don’t like seeing dirt around, this is because of the messages I hear on the importance of cleanliness and the fear of diseases caused by dirty environment.”
Dalaram Bukar of Kamcheji camp says “I want to sincerely express my appreciation to NNPC/SNEPCo for all their messages on hygiene practice which has helped me. Messages like “do not touch clean, safe water with dirty hands or cups” and “we should keep the water safe and free from germ”. I will keep practicing this even when I leave here”.
Mohammed Gunsama, Dikwa LGA Chairman while referring to the the newly constructed 20-bed capacity primary health care facility in Dikwa said “This health care facility will go a long way in ameliorating the suffering of my people especially the people of Dikwa Local Government Council together with the host communities and IDPs and they have started work in earnest and we really appreciate the activities of NNPC/SNEPCO in the Local Government”.