Training Plan for the Water and Sanitation Component of Sanru II
The WASH Project assisted the USAID mission in Zaire in developing a training plan for the water and sanitation component of the SANRU II Project. The purpose of the SANRU II Project is to establish sustainable community supported primary health care systems in 50 health rural zones in Zaire. Because of the emphasis on training in the water and sanitation component of the project, USAID/Zaire requested WASH assistance in developing an overall strategy in which the training could take place. The assignment was carried out October 10-22, 1985 in Zaire. The water and sanitation component is composed of two separate but interrelated elements. First, it will strengthen the National Rural Water Agency (SNHR), which is responsible for constructing rural water systems throughout Zaire. Second, the project will provide support to SANRU II' assisted rural health zones to improve their ability to plan and carry out water and sanitation activities. The project therefore has training needs both within SNHR and the rural health zones. The assignment consisted of two major steps. The step was to first identify the training needs and the second step was to develop a strategy to meet these needs. The strategy which resulted included both the development of an overall training system as well as the details of a training plan, i.e., a schedule of courses and their content. Multiple personnel will be trained during the life of the project. The training system proposed has several levels. top level is a the national training team for rural water supply composed of individuals from government agencies and organizations working in Zaire. This team will be responsible for training the rural water coordinators, who supervise all water and sanitation activities at the health zone level, and the top personnel in the SNHR rural water brigades, who plan and install rural water systems. The rural water coordinators will in turn train village health workers and assistant nurses at the health center level.