This document provides people’s insights on why some sanitation interventions successes and others fail. The study showed that awareness among the people about the importance of sanitation and hygiene for better health was higher than expected. Read Complete File
The importance of water, sanitation and hygiene cannot be overemphasized as it is everybody’s business, but yet still it is given lesser priority. This was disclosed by Dr.
The Support My School campaign, an initiative of Coca-Cola and UNHABITAT, launched with great fanfare and awareness initiatives across the country reaches its crescendo with a 12-hour Telethonevent. With students, youth, professionals, NGOs and several other stakeholders coming together to raise awareness, the campaign has already delivered tremendous visibility to the cause of water and sanitation and how these issues affect the education of children, especially the girl child.
Villagers in Salkot, western Surkhet, have to produce a “sanitation card” when applying for services from the Village Development Committee (VDC).
The “sanitation card” system was introduced in Salkot in mid April 2011 when it was declared an open defecation free zone. The card contains information on whether the house of the card holder has a toilet and has pledged to no longer practice open defecation.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that it will set up the National School Sanitation Awards to reward schools for ensuring cleanliness in the institution premises and improving students’ attitude towards proper hygiene.
This step is being taken in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Ministry of Urban Development and German enterprise GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). The awards will be open to all affiliated schools.
By 2030, it is expected that 60% of the world's population will live in urban areas. 180,000 people are added to the urban population every day. WSUP supports local service providers around the world to deliver affordable and sustainable water and sanitation services to poor people in urban communities.
Tanzania has one of the world’s most inadequate human waste management systems, with the vast majority of people lacking decent toilets, according to surveys by some local and international organisations.Sewage disposal has not undergone meaningful development since 1999, leading to an alarming increase in the number of people answering the call of nature in the open.The organisations say the number of people lacking adequate sanitation is expected to increase further in the next four to five years.
According to the Geneva-based Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSC),
From Gyanendra Mishra, UDAAN, Aligarh
Posted 19 April 2007
I work for an NGO called UDAAN in Aligarh and neighbouring districts. We provide training to Gram Pradhans, motivators, village functionaries and other stakeholders on water and sanitation issues. We also support the Government in the Total Sanitation Campaign in mobilising the community for construction of low cost leach pit toilets at village level. Additionally, we implement force lift handpumps in schools to lift and store water without motor and electricity. This has made many school toilets usable, which had become defunct due to non-availability of water.
From R. K. Anil, Endogenous Tourism, UNDP, New Delhi
Posted 21 February 2007
UNDP is implementing the Endogenous Tourism Project (ETP) in 36 villages spread over 20 states across the country, in collaboration with Government of India. The objective of this project is to provide sustainable livelihoods to communities in rural areas through tourism based on art, craft, and natural endowment. The project is being implemented in the field through grassroots NGOs and Panchayats.
Recognizing the need of knowledge and information in the sector of water and sanitation programme, Gujarat-based NGO Utthan set up a People's Learning Centre for Water & Sanitation (PLC-Watsan) which has been raising grass root level awareness and also facilitating lateral spread of information since 2006.
The case study highlights the role of a People's Learning Centre for Water & Sanitation (PLC-Watsan) in generating knowledge and imparting requisite training to the local community is evident in these reactions from residents of the project villages in Bhavnagar district of Saurashtra region of Gujarat - a western state of India.