21.3.1 Using model households
Model households and families, also known as household models or role models, provide a valuable opportunity for you for to improve the exchange of learned behaviours to others. These households are often early adopters of new behaviours. You can select and recruit these families on the basis of their expressed interest and willingness to be involved in the promotion of hygiene and sanitation.
Your role would be to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and skill, and develop the right attitude, to help other households in learning about hygiene and sanitation. It is also important that model households are recognised and rewarded by the community leaders, both traditional and formal, and acknowledged by community members, friends and neighbours in order to sustain the existing achievements and encourage others to progress well.