Here we go for the third Koud’Poussy rickshaw race competition

Promoting healthy and hygienic behaviours and the importance of water and sanitation in Koud’Poussy.

WaterAid staff promoting WASH at rickshaw eventOn 22-23 March 2014 the third Koud'Poussy race will be taking place. 500 participants with race rickshaws in Anstsirabe, Madagascar, alongside a roadshow of events with social, educational and athletic themes. For the second time, WaterAid Madagascar will be at the race as the only NGO promoting hygiene behaviours and the importance of clean water and safe sanitation.

The race is organised to improve the lives of rickshaw pullers. More than 500 rickshaw pullers in the Water City are expected to attend the event. As in the two previous races, the winners will each win a pedicab worth MGA 800,000.

In addition to the rickshaw race, a new school duathlon competition is also planned this year. More than 30 schools are expected to take part in the running and bike race. The top three schools will be awarded MGA 300,000, MGA 200,000 and MGA 100,000 respectively.

The event is an opportunity for us to reach two of our key audiences in Madagascar: rickshaw drivers and public schools. We’ll also be calling for people to invest in family latrines and asking mayors to focus more money and efforts towards sanitation.

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