Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kirwanire

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-02-26

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-02-27 12:17:17 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-02-27 13:33:55 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-19:06 (9 h 1 m)
Village Time
12:41-16:56 (4 h 15 m)
Travel Time
4 h 46 m

Large group meetings

Men in Attendance
Women in Attendance
Staff Attendees
David Balimunsi,Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
LC1,LC2,Health Assistant,VHT,Parish Chief,Police Officer 
Vistior Attendees
Total Attendance
Water Sanitation and Hygiene 
Lesson Taught
Alex, Chris Bulolo and David were in Kirwanire village to conduct triggering in open defecation and sensitize the village to realize the dangers of open defecation. From the baseline survey that was conducted recently, many of the households didn’t have pit latrines and there were many cases of open defecation in the village. They were joined by the health assistant from Ivukula sub county, the district police officer and the parish chief. Together we joined voices to sensitize the village about the dangers of practicing open defecation. Since many of the people lack pit latrines in this village, the feaces was got just a few steps walking from the venue where triggering was held. All the people that were present at the triggering meeting agreed that they drink and eat human feaces and also accepted that no one in their village is safe. During the discussions, the Health assistant Mr. Busense Patrick from the sub county told the village people to work very hard and redeem themselves from this bad state they are living now. The police officer told them that it’s illegal to practice open defecation and educated them about the values of proper sanitation and hygiene saying that this village can develop economically if the village changes its ways and end open defecation. The kibo staff Alex, David and Chris demostrated food and feacal matter cycle. The village was very amazed to see the connection and how feaces move from one place to another by houseflies, wind, animal ropes, birds and many other ways. At the end of it all, the village was very much touched and thanked kibo group for organizing this wonderful lesson to their village. Five people volunteered to spearhead the program and vowed to do whatever it takes to redeem their village sanitation and hygiene status. The chairman was very grateful for the pick axes and shovels given to the village by Kibo Group and the village gave themselves a period of up to 2 months ( 26/04/2020) for everyone to have all these necessary sanitation facilities. The village was guided to make sure their facilities meet the standards and this is when the village will be considered open defecation free and be on another level. The sanitation committee shall begin their job immediately after a training with WASH about how they will be working to guide the village on proper sanitation and hygiene standards. 
Next Visit
2020-03-02 - Purpose: Meeting with the new sanitation committee to train them about their roles and responsibilities during the sanitation program
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
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Report Photos

10820 Some of the village members that attended the triggering meeting
10823 The new sanitation committee members that volunteered to spear head the sanitation and hygiene program
10826 Alex Walyomu thanks the members that volunteered to bring change to their village
10829 About 150 people turned up for this triggering meeting in Kirwanire
10832 Alex, David and Chris guided the village through the facility standards
10835 Chris together with Alex demonstrate to the village how dangerous and shameful life can be if you defecate in the open
10838 The police officer was present to re echo the values of proper sanitation and hygiene practices
10841 Many women turned up for the meeting
10844 The drama group did their part to sensitize the village about dangers of open defecation and bad sanitation practices
10856 A group of between 150- 200 people attended the triggering meeting