Project Name :
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project in Shakhipur pourashava, Tangail.
Project area :Shakhipur pourashava, Tangail.
Project Duration :Nov 2010 Till date.
Project Partner :1• Water Aid in Bangladesh – Financial and Technical Partner
2• Bangladesh Association for Social Advancement (BASA) – Implementing Partner
3• Shakhipur Municipalty, Shakhipur , Tangail - Overall Cooperation.
Background of the project :
Both water and Sanitation components are being implemented with the close cooperation of the municipality who will take up the main responsibility of the sustainable operation after the project period. For operation of the water and sanitation facilities at slum, educational institution, market, and households’ appropriate community based committees have been formed with the active cooperation of the municipality. Before intervention Community Based Organization (CBO) is formed and the whole activities are being executed by close supervision of the CBOs. In addition BASA is providing training, awareness program and technical support for creating adequate motivation on environmental aspect and will create a sense of ownership and cooperation within the community and the municipality. Under this project a total sanitation hygiene and water services were provided in slum called Rakibnagar Abashan under Shakhipur pourashava
1• Raise awareness on personal hygiene, hand washing, cleanliness and solid waste management
2• Solve safe drinking water problem and
3• Construction of new toilet and improve existing toilet facilities
4• Decline water borne diseases
5• Change people’s behavior by hand washing and using of toilets
6• Raise awareness on WaSH Rights
7• Establish linkage with service providing agencies and Municipality
8• Enhance integrity & solidarity among community people.
Outcome of the project (So far) :
1• 1530 people are enjoying water facilities
2• 1595 people are enjoying sanitation facilities
3• 35000 people and 4000 students are practicing hygiene behavior