Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Igerera B - Namutumba

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2019-05-03

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2019-05-07 08:49:19 UTC
Modified by
Tom Ngobi
Modified date
2019-05-07 09:26:15 UTC
Trip Time
10:15-18:55 (8 h 40 m)
Village Time
12:20-16:50 (4 h 30 m)
Travel Time
4 h 10 m

Large group meetings

Men in Attendance
Women in Attendance
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi,Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
LC1,DWO,VHT,Parish Chief 
Vistior Attendees
Total Attendance
Water Sanitation and Hygiene 
Lesson Taught
Tom and Alex conducted a triggering session in Igerera B village. When they arrived in the village, they were welcomed by the village leadership . They gathered and discussed as they waited for other residents to gather. They after joined with the dram,a group shortly who went around the village dram,I got, dancing and singing as they mobilized the village. With ina short while, about 80 people had gathered. Because the weather was threatening to rain, Tom requested the chairman of the village to start the meeting and officially open the meeting. The chairman welcomed Alex and Tom and thanked kibo for coming to his village to promote sanitation and hygiene. Tom was invited to start the teaching and requested the drama group to perform one song and dance concerning sanitation and hygiene. They did so in a song and dance and after Tom started the facilitation of the triggering processes. Tom took the village through a session of mapping before entering into the fecal matter demonstration. Right after the mapping, it started raining heavily. The whole crowd dispersed and Tom and Alex as well as the drama group took shelter in one of the homes. After 40mins of rain, it slowed down but did not stop. While it was drizzling, they all decided that they restart the triggering session in another location across the road as the first place was muddy. This was also led by the drama group which once again attracted many children and older people back to the triggering place. Tom took the group through the fecal matter demonstration and cycle, diseases identification. Alex took the village through medical expense calculation, death/burial calculation, and facility standards. During this while time the rain was drizzling. While the triggering session was going on, the government vehicle was passing by which had the district water officer. He offered to stop and also addressed the crowed where he spoke about kibo and the sanitation program. He also urged the community to work together to end open defecation. He also thanked kibo for the work it’s doing in the villages of Namutumba. Later Tom took the crowd through the session of deadline selection for the program before handing over the tools that kibo has supported them with to improve their sanitation and hygiene standards. The village through the show of hands chose the use three months to improve on their sanitation and hygiene. Also a sanitation committee was selected to promote sanitation and hygiene improvements in the village. Later Tom and Alex gave them the pick axes and shovels on show Kibo’s commitment to the village in sanitation and hygiene improvements. After Tom and Alex left for jinja. 

Next Visit: 2019-05-08 - Purpose: To conduct the first follow up to see what residents are doing to improve their sanitation and hygiene.

Report Photos

6881 A village leader addressing residents before the triggering
6884 Tom and Alex listening to a witness from igerera A village
6887 Alex and Tom explaining to the village
6890 Tom and Alex explaining to the residents about sanitation and hygiene facilities
6893 Tom explains to the residents about the purposes of the tools
6896 The village committed to three months
6899 Some of the committee members with Alex and Tom showing off the pick axes and shovels