Tom Ngobi and Chris went to kalalu village to continue with checking on construction of new sanitation facilities, the visitation started by first, meeting the committee members that Tom normally works with. This meeting was intended to first and foremost get a clear picture and status quo of the community where every committee member gave a brief report and where they think more sensitization is needed.
Kalalu is one of the newest villages WASH is currently working and being the fact that it’s a big village, Tom was able to split it among the committee members who are found to be more active however, the villagers were not only generally aware of existence of the sanitation committee members but they also hold the same view about the construction of standard sanitation facilities which explains why construction of new sanitation facilities is in high gear.
Tom and Chris dived themselves into two groups and were able to move to 38 homes however, they made the following observations in every home they visited.
Community members loved the the idea of constructing standard dish racks and hand washing stations which explains why they found these facilities in most homes they visited except a few who are still underway.
Tom and Chris also observed that members who previously used their banana plants behind their houses as toilets had actually started constructing new toilets except some few members who still lag behind but Tom is working around with the committee members to see that they bring theses members on board.
Self mobilization among the committee members was also observed , these committee members hold meetings to discuss how they ought to encourage members construct new sanitation facilities even in absence of WASH staff and so for that reason, the relationship between the community members and committee members is so great
The overall observation was that toilets and dish racks coverage in the whole village is growing well, members have learnt how to construct hand washing stations on their own and some members have offered themselves to help those who have not learnt well to construct voluntarily.
Tom and Chris will be going back to kalalu on 7/08/2020 to continue with checking on construction of new sanitation facilities.
2020-08-07 - Purpose: Continue with checking on construction of the sanitation facilities in homes
Program Critical Needs
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Tom demonstrates to the members how a standard dish rack looks like.