Iraqi Red Crescent Society and French Red Cross launched the process of adapting the CHAST methodology to Iraqi context late 2018 with European Union MADAD funds.
After following the steps for adaptation (described here) with an international hygiene promotion expert S. Lindsay Sathiya Nesan, the WASH teams of IRCS and FRC released the kit in May 2019.
The 18 branches and HQ of IRCS were trained in December 2019. Other National Societies attended to the training: Syrian Arab Red Crescent, Jordanian Red Crescent, Norwegian Red Cross and Swedish Red Cross.
In 2021, at the Iraqi WASH Cluster request, IRCS and FRC trained 8 organisations on CHAST: Arche Nova (3 partcipants), COOPI (1), OXFAM (1), SEDO (2), Terre Des Hommes (1), Amal Organization for Relief and Development (1), Peace Winds Japan (2), Pekawa (3). The report of the training can be consulted here.
Procedure to use the CHAST kit in Iraq
Partners interested in hygiene promotion in Iraq are welcome to use and reproduce the CHAST resources developed by Iraqi Red Crescent and French Red Cross.
To do so, please follow these steps:
Send an email to the WASH department at Iraqi Red Crescent Society email@example.com and Head of Delegation of French Red Cross firstname.lastname@example.org with the following elements:
· Name of your organization
· Governorates and Districts where CHAST will be implemented
· Number of schools
· Number of children targeted
· Number of staff available for implementing the CHAST
Attend or organize a CHAST training of trainers with the support of Iraqi Red Crescent and French Red Cross
Print CHAST kits (+/- 300 USD each). The quotations collected by French Red Cross to get the kit can be made available to your organization if you want to use the same supplier. Send an email to email@example.com