Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Nabikenge - Namutumba

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2019-01-23

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2019-01-29 10:42:58 UTC
Modified by
Tom Ngobi
Modified date
2019-01-29 11:11:03 UTC
Trip Time
10:10-18:25 (8 h 15 m)
Village Time
12:25-16:50 (4 h 25 m)
Travel Time
3 h 50 m

Large group meetings

Men in Attendance
Women in Attendance
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
LC1,VHT,Parish Chief 
Vistior Attendees
Total Attendance
Water Sanitation and Hygiene 
Lesson Taught
Tom made a visit to nabikenge village to demonstrate how to construct the new type of dish rack as well as checking on the homes that promised to work and finish there latrines. When Tom arrived in the village, he found a few village residents waiting at the meeting place but after a short while, the numbers increased and they were ready to start the meeting. The chairman of the village welcomed every body to the meeting as well as thanking them for having the desire to learn. Tom after was welcomed to the meeting and was given the time to lead the meeting. Tom asked the residents about the challenges they have found in maintaining dish racks in there homes as there were many homes that did not have dish racks anymore. Many of the residents pointed to dish racks being eaten by termites while others get old and are used for firewood. Some residents also pointed to the fact that replacing dish racks is expensive as the cost of nails I’d high and even after replacing one, it will also be eaten by termites. Tom introduced to the members the new idea of constructing a dish rack with fewer nailed as well as constructing a dish rack that also makes it easy to control the spread of termites. Tom requested the members to split responsibilities as some would get the poles while others would look for the floor sticks. This was a fun activity as many women offered to go and collect the poles and within a short time, all the materials were collected. Tom together with the residents started the construction of the dish rack. It was very interactive and participatory. Both women, men and children participating. After the dish rack was constructed, Tom and the group calculated how many nails were used. Only 16 nails were used compared to 70 nails of the dish rack was constructed the usual way or the ordinary way. The residents were,very amazed and thrilled to know that they can construct as dish rack using only 16 nails for one floor and 32 Nails for two floors instead of 70 nails for one floor and 140 nails for two floors. Residents also asked how the dish rack would control termites and one resident gave the answer by saying because it’s constructed on the ground, it can be easily moved to another place one termites attack it from one. The residents were very excited and said they would reconstruct and replace there dish racks. Tom after left them and headed to jinja. 

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
Sanitation and hygiene 
Village Action Steps
To mobilize the rest of the village leaders for another village meeting discussing about how to mobilize the residents as well as discussing the way forward for sanitation and hygiene between the two villages 
Staff Action Steps
To prepare for the next meeting 
CLTS Progress
Latrines completed 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Many village members turned out for the dish rack construction demonstration 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
The unity in the village as well as the new mindset that kibo as insert in the people about having the willingness to learn and having the desire to change there lives for good 
Village Notes
The village members were very excited for the model of dish racks 

Next Visit: 2019-01-30 - Purpose: To check on the progress made in the new dish rack constructions as well as checking on the homes finishing there latrines

Report Photos

5609 A new dish rack constructed with Tom and the village members