Name of the activity: Home-mates

Country/NMO: Egypt (IFMSA-Egypt)

Program: Environment & Health

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Campaign

 

General description:

It’s all about advocacy for the SDGs ” esp Goal 3 & 6″ and helping to provide clean water or at least warn people from the dangers of unclean water. We started working on this issue by making a team of Local Coordinators allover IFMSA-Egypt and each coordinator has the responsibility to meet our goals and objectives in their LCs.
The main step of this project is the convoy launched in different villages around Egypt to raise awareness and try to help them get safer water supply.

Focus area:

Water Sanitation

Problem statement:

In Egypt, there are lots of villages which don’t have a safe and clean source of water; and even if it exists, it isn’t enough for all the inhabitants. Consequently, those villages’ inhabitants suffer from many complications of unclean water supply.
In addition, we’ve noticed that many Egyptians don’t give appropriate care to their health and well-being, although being healthy should be a priority for everybody.

From those two facts, we’ve decided to work on the 3rd and 6th goals from the SDGs to promote for the importance of water sanitation and being healthy as a priority.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

National Workshop: 40 participants.
Online Campaign: 3000 viewers.
Physical Campaigns:
-Medical Convoys: 500 – 2,000 persons in different places.
-Awareness Campaigns: 500 – 2,000 persons.
-Water Access: 9 – 35 water connections.

Objectives and indicators of success:

Obj 1.1: Good Health and well-being: Ensure access to hospitals and basic services for 100-200 persons in the targeted villages through medical convoys and raise awareness about common diseases among 100-200 persons in each village visited through awareness campaigns.
Obj 1.2: Clean Water and Sanitation: provide 3-5 families in about 3-7 of the
targeted villages with access to clean water and raise awareness among 100-200 persons in each village visited about importance of sanitation.
Obj 2.1: Launching online campaigns about the Sustainable Development Goals and to motivate medical students and the public to participate in implanting it.
Obj 2.2: Conduct Local Workshops for about 20 medical students in 15 LCs to
motivate and aware them about their roles in implanting the SDGs.

Methodology:

1- National Workshop:
-There will be experienced speakers discussing sustainable development goals from their actual experience concerning the issue.
2- National Online Campaign:
The national coordinator will work in coordination with the local coordinators to
collect the needed scientific data and the shares will be from the Facebook Page of IFMSA-Egypt and local pages of LCs.
3- Local Workshops:
-This workshop is aiming to motivate and aware the medical students
about their roles in implanting the SDGs (Goal No. 3 & No. 6) and prepare a
team for the online and physical campaigns afterwards.
4- Local Physical Campaigns (Convoys):
First (Optional): Local Fundraising Event.
Second: Awareness Campaign in the targeted villages.
Third: Medical Convoy in the targeted villages.

Plans for evaluation:

1- Reports filled by the Local Officers & Coordinators.
2- Evaluation forms for the working team.
3- On-going monitoring during all phases.
4- Pre and post survey for people in targeted villages to measure the level of
awareness received.