Tree seedling at REDESO central Nursery the seedling are sold to farmers

Tree seedling at REDESO central Nursery the seedling are sold to farmers

Branch Information

WATER FACILITY PROGRAMME -NGARA

 

REDESO Ngara as implementing partner to Concern worldwide, through Water Facility Programme, has been implementing ER2 which states; Improved household and school sanitation through community empowerment in construction of latrine within the area of programme.  And ER3 that states; Improved knowledge, altitude and practices of good health and hygiene behaviour of targeted poor communities and school children through participatory methodologies in the programme areas.

Project Objectives

Overall objective:

To contribute to the improvement of the health and livelihoods of poor communities in the programme area (through improving livelihood security and reducing unhygienic related illnesses for poor community).

Specific objectives

1.       Enhance Sustainable community health through sanitation in Ngara programme area, (from 50% in households and 23% in p/school to 65% and 40 % respectively. Reduce average of children per latrine drop hole from 97 to national standard of 20 for girls and 25 for boys per drop hole).

2.       Enhance Sustainable community health through hygiene practices in Ngara Programme area. (70% of targeted population practicing at least 3 hygiene activities regularly,60% of beneficiaries who know all critical moments for hand washing, 40% of households with soap and water at a hand washing station commonly used by family members, 70% of households with soap or locally available cleaning agent for hand washing anywhere in the household)

The implementation towards achievement of the above stated Expected results is mainly focuses on

a) Improved  hygiene and sanitation at household level by promoting  adequate household latrines using available local materials, hygienic practices as hand washing and water treatment and general cleanliness at home surroundings; empowering of Community owned resource persons(CORPs) by identifying and training them on hygiene and sanitation promotion approaches.

b) Improved Hygiene and sanitation among school pupils and school environment whereby school latrines have been constructed and child to child health transformation approach has been applied by forming and training health clubs at schools. Health teachers trained as guardian to school health clubs.

  • The scope of this project

The Programme area covers a total of 25 villages from 8 wards namely: Murkurazo, Nyamiaga, Kanazi, Mabawe, Kabanga, Bukiriro, Muganza and Bugarama, in Ngara district.

  • The target group

The target group for this project is extremely poor and vulnerable people, who lack, or get a low return on basic assets and they suffer from inequality issues

 

  • The situation of the target group

The target group incorporates people with poor knowledge on surrounding environmental sanitation, unhygienic education and practices on the use of adequate latrines, using unsafe water, their access to water sources is limited, so they have to travel a long distance to reach these sources.

 

WATER FACILITY PROGRAMME  IMPLEMENTATION REPORT

Implemented activities and extent of achievement through this reporting period

 

Training of 14 sanitation groups (sanitation animators) for adequate household latrine promotion (14 people in each village).

In the programme plan is stated to train sanitation animators for adequate household latrines promotion, but due to focus on WUGs as target/direct beneficiaries, the changes has been made and the training has planned to be conducted to WUG committee members for hygiene and sanitation promotion among their WUG members. The preparation for WUG committees training has been done by identifying and verifying number of WUGs. The exercise involved all improved water points in the program area regardless of being installed by WF program.

Facilitation of 3 village mobilization term on school’s latrines construction (1 mobilization meeting in each village)

At Ibuga, collection of local materials for community contribution required is on going, 5 trips of sand and 7 trips of burned bricks are on site, total of Tshs 750,000/= has been collected to purchase materials which are not available in their location.  This makes their total contributions to be about 75%. At Mukaliza and Kihinga, they have completed the collection of local materials required. The pit holes for both latrines are also completed. Shifting of material from collection points to construction sites has been started at Mukaliza, to be followed by Kihinga. The district council has provided the truck for transportation of local materials to support community initiatives. 

Conduct HIV/AIDS and gender mainstreaming training.

Together with the previous 3 training conducted at Mukibogoye (for facilitation demostration), Murgina and Mukaliza another more 2 training conducted this month at Kihinga and Mukubu for three days each. The trainings were conducted with collaboration of TWESA and the coordinator of WF program. The attendance of participants was good and each village managed to develop action plan to be integrated in their village plans for implementation. Their plans were focused on how to improve gender quality by reviewing their traditions, culture and norms to suit the prevailing development needs and support identified marginalized groups in their societies as orphans, aged people, disabled, widows, chronic sick people and those affected by existing gender inequality.

 

  • Monthly joint follow ups by REDESO/ District facilitators to cover at least 50% of 25 villages.

Follow-up of programme implementation was done by CORPs in their respective location.  REDESO staff made visits to verify/countercheck CORPs report information and existence of WUGs and their members’ hygiene and sanitation status. The aim of that exercise to WUGs was to have hygiene and sanitation status per WUG as the baseline information.

  • Training of PRA approach to WF programme implementers.

The training on PRA approach was conducted by CONCERN at JKT recreation centre in Kibondo for five days. Three staffs of the program attended the training,  PRA as an approach of gathering information from the community were discussed. Three specific approach were selected and recommended to be used by the program. Selected approaches are Community mapping, seasonal calendar and Community institutional mapping.

At the end of the training, it was agreed all districts to conduct PRA in their areas so as to have actual data and information for review of ongoing programme activities and realist plans and budgets of 2013.

 

  • District implementation meeting.

Usually the meeting conducted once per month for joint assessment of the program progress. The meeting was held on 6th July, 2012 at TWESA offices.

Among other things which discussed was lack of use of M&E tools information in reporting by partners and the use of WUGs focused approach in the program.

The consensus reached whereby it was agreed M&E tool to be used effectively by partners for self progress assessment and WUG focused approach to be used by all programme implementers to maintain uniformity.

REDESO Ngara has future plan:

 

Continue with facilitation of 3 village mobilization term on school’s latrines construction.

 

Finalizing HIV/AIDS and gender mainstreaming training.

 

Conducting PRA approach to 10 villages.

 

District implementation meeting.

 

WUGs committee trainings on Hygiene and Sanitation.

 

Monthly joint follow up by REDESO /District facilitators to cover at least 90% of 25 villages.

 

Conduct quarterly M&E to cover at least 90% of 21 villages.


 

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