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The projects selected to receive technical and financial support for the Global Youth Take Action call for projects are already well underway. After 2 months of implementation, we are glad to present the positive impact these projects have had in their communities and the inspiring activities implemented by the youth.

The call for projects was conceived and disseminated in the midst of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of young leaders responded to this call with creative and innovative solutions for the well-being of their communities. 

Read the full article here. 
1. Indonesia: Millenials Fight COVID-19
The Youth with Sanitation Concerns (YSC) team has held several meetings with local authorities, religious leaders, community organizations, and youth to obtain their support and share information and knowledge on the COVID-19 pandemic and proper handwashing habits. 
2. Ghana: Kyensu - Community Water Share Kiosk for slum Households
In Treba, a community on the outskirts of Ghana strongly affected by water poverty, the Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM) team has conducted a community reconnaissance and preliminary survey. In partnership with the Treba Youth Association, they have elected 7 members of the youth water board whom will govern the project and have completed the construction of the water sharing kiosk. 
3. Peru : Biblioteca Sonora del Agua
Pachapaq, for the earth team, has conducted 8 capacity-building sessions on communications with 4 youth from the Chungui and Quispillaccta communities. Through the mobilization of local indigenous youth, the first podcast regarding the COVID-19 pandemic was developed and broadcasted on communal radios and through loudspeakers in the localities. 
4. Madagascar: Eau'Sytech
In the village of Andranovaky, the water quality test results conducted by the youth team have shown that the water from the spring used by the community is not drinkable and presented coliform and other bacteria such as E-Coli. The team has selected 18 youth, including students, shopkeepers, local leaders, and a young pastor who will promote the use of artisanal filters in the community to increase the quality of the water consumed and have conducted several capacity-building activities.
5. Benin : L'hygiène chasse le coronavirus
The project L'hygiène chasse le coronavirus has enabled the populations of Birni and Yakabissi to access better knowledge regarding the pandemic: modes of transmission, symptoms, prevention, referral of suspect cases for effective management, through to the sensitization of 228 households. In addition, 200 households also gained access to handwashing facilities and 720 students have benefited from the installation of modern handwashing kits in their schools. 
 
6. Benin : STOP COVID-19 au niveau de la tête du bassin versant de la Mékrou - la jeunesse s'engage
The project is now complete. Thanks to the involvement of the entire Tandeme Génération team, 67 youth and 22 local elected officials in the villages and hamlets at the head of the Mekrou watershed were mobilised and trained on good hygiene and sanitation. A total of 440 L of liquid soap was manufactured and made available to schools and households, 374 face covers were made, and 50 hand-washing devices were installed in Peulh camps and households.
7. Togo : Projet d'appui aux jeunes pour la sécurité alimentaire et l'amélioration de leurs revenus
The project team has almost completed the construction of a borehole equipped with a solar pumping system. Following analysis confirming the presence of water, the drilling was started, but a layer of granite extended the work, which will be completed in the following weeks. At the same time, the team has organized training on composting, benefiting the members of the organization. 
8. Kazakhstan: Access to safe drinking water in Kazakhstan and shared water use in Central Asia
The project aims to analyze drinking water quality standards in Kazakhstan, raise awareness of the population, and prepare recommendations to harmonize standards. The team has begun to work on the map that will compile the data related to drinking water and make it accessible to the population, thus facilitating population control. They also started to prepare reports on the drinking water quality standard in Kazakhstan. 
Positioning young people as committed players in the water sector is at the heart of our mission, which is why we have put together this call for projects. In the same spirit, we want to present the story and unique journey of these young leaders to inspire other youth to follow in their footsteps. 

We are currently in the process of producing interviews with these project leaders - the videos will be published soon, stay tuned!

Make sure to read the full article here. 
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