The two humanitarian partners will also provide wash services to 300 schools and 150 communities in six districts.
Funding for the two projects amounts to M11.9 million and M2.5 million of that sum will cater for the RCCE while M9.4 million will be utilised in WASH activities.
The Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) project is aimed at strengthening community-level risk communication, coordination structures and critical WASH services and supplies to respond to and control COVID 19 infections in the six districts.
The programme will be implemented in Maseru, Qacha’s Nek, Leribe, Mafeteng, Mokhotlong and Quthing.
The Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project, on the other hand, aims to improve hygiene infrastructure and behavior in schools.
The project will be implemented in schools located in Qacha’s Nek, Thaba-Tseka, Mokhotlong and Botha-Bothe.
Permanent hand-washing facilities will be built in 300 schools which include primary and high schools.
Promotion of hygiene will be emphasised in the targeted areas in order to improve hand-washing behaviour in the earmarked schools.
Learners and teachers will among others be trained on good hygiene practices.
The programmes will also include a series of trainings for key community structures and LRCS volunteers.