Meet Ichal: street theatre and the fight against disease
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Ichal and his family never had an awareness of good sanitation and hygiene, and focused solely on earning a living. Poor hygiene can lead to waterborne diseases: people become seriously ill with loss of income and even the risk of dying.
Community education is an amazing way to encourage behaviour change for daily life.
Young Ichal was so inspired by the stories, he decided to dig a waste pit outside the back of his house by himself. Now his family use this pit for farm waste which massively prevents risk of serious disease. The waste in turn is used as compost to nourish the farmland.
Ichal and his family now live in a safer environment and lead happier lives.