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ERCS West Arsi branch Skybird micro-project

Written by Aman Ararso (West Arsi branch Project Coordinator) and Ashenafi Abreham, Skybird WASH Network Facilittor at AutRC

Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) West Arsi branch implemented the II cycle Skybird micro-project in Kokkosa district from January 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022, with an aim to accomplish three results in the area of WASH and livelihood to promote the …

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West Arsi branch

TRCS Skybird micro-project activities

Shared by Hosiana Silayo Alfred, WASH officer at TRCS

Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) under WASH Skybird micro-project conducted reminding session on sexual reproductive health to youth girls and boys in November 2022. The topics provided were: Prevention of STIs infections include HIV ( This session went together with introducing the HIV self-test kit (ORAQUICK). 262 …

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TRCS Skybird micro-project activities
WASH and PGI: Residents of Diki Hora Village in West Arsi Zone of Ethiopia talk about women participation during the construction of a water point in their area by Red Cross.
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"At the heart of our services in Afghanistan are women and girls: as recipients and as deliverers."
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