Children Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion

Children Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion

Central Equatoria Juba South Sudan, SudanJuba, Sudan
Year Founded:
2009
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The leading causes of diarrhea is human contact with pathogen rich faeces.particular concern are Children who generally defecate openly as they are not potty trained This is a health risk, especially in where hand washing&sanitation is poorly practiced & un developed.This is the health to be solved

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if Every South Sudanese girl child got educated.Do you think there would be any more conflict.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

One of the leading causes of diarrhoea is human contact with pathogen-rich faeces.Of particular concern are Children (2-6) who generally defecate openly as they are not pottytrained.Care providers mothers &older siblings are responsible for cleaning Children bottoms&cleaning up faeces of Children who openly defecate.This is a health risk,especially in areas where handwashing is poorly practiced &where where sanitation services are under-developed

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

This project proposes a multi-pronged approach to sustainable sanitation services that does not fall into traditional latrine construction traps that plague the sector.Children,who are generally not targeted for sanitation &hygiene,become catalysts of change in the household &broader community. School sanitation is combined with a children’s household toilet program that will reduce incidences of diarrhoea by eliminating open defecation by Children,increasing hand washing and facilitating household upgrades of latrines.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The 2nd challenge will be focused on the Latrine Buddy Voucher, Program. Each pupil will receive one LBV. They will take this home &demonstrate improved sanitation practices to the family or neighbor & encourage the family to purchase a children’s latrine and an improved sanitation facility for their home through a loan scheme. If the family presents the LBV to the local sanitation promoter and acquires a children’s latrine & an adult latrine then the school will be rewarded a point. Children’s latrines are small (60 cm diameter), circular and easy to use by children. Instead of defecating in the open environment, children will be encouraged and taught to defecate in their new toilets. They will be taught and encouraged by their mothers

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

The inherent social bias against women in rural areas manifests in different forms. Early school dropout is one major problem young female students face in rural areas. Rural women education efforts will be significantly enhanced if the female student dropout in secondary / high schools in rural areas could be reduced. The important thing to note is that, these young female students already have the basic education at the primary level, have the ability to read, write and communicate with others and are in a situation where higher education would significantly enhance their knowledge horizons. Losing a female student through dropout is similar to losing an existing and valuable customer and any business literature would attest to the need to retain such customers. Thus retaining female students in rural schools becomes paramount.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Long term sustainability &expansion of the project will depend on NGOS &a steady stream of volunteers to assist us in their ongoing activities.Thus,establishing &training a network of volunteers &committed social organisations,who are aware of the issues&the proposed solutions,becomes paramount.Through aseries of IT&non IT based training sessions,volunteers from rural &local areawill be trained&provided with basic infrastructure support to desimi

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

This is a new approach that has not been tried before as behavior change among todlers has been ignored among many sanitation and hygiene projects The project targets children as the catalysts for change in the household. It builds on local interest and enthusiasm for school competitions in a creative way, by linking improvements at the school with demonstrated health improvements in the broader community. The intervention overcomes a real constraint in sanitation by shifting the focus from the slab/latrine to what is valuable/marketable – the compost.
About You
Organization:
Forum for Community Change and Development
About You
First Name

Anne

Last Name

Kyomugisha

About Your Project
Organization Name

Forum for Community Change and Development

Organization Country

, XX, Juba

Country where this project is creating social impact

, XX, Central Equatoria Juba South Sudan

How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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Your Solution
Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

The first phase of the project will involve an improved sanitation and beautification competition between the schools in each Community. Schools will be provided with arbour-loos, which are round, cement latrine slabs (80 cm diameter) that are placed on shallow pits and then moved to another site in the school yard when the pit is full. A fruit-bearing or non-fruit bearing tree is planted in each used pit. The first challenge for the primary school students will be to develop a plan to beautify their school through improved sanitation, implement the plan with the arbour-loos, and, when finished, install permanent latrines.

Select Sector(s): To which of Unilever's categories of sustainability does your solution apply?

Sanitation and Hygiene.

Measurable Impact
Audience: Who have you identified as your customers/recipients and why? How will you get your solution to them or engage them in your initiative?

Children aged 2-6 (~,100 initial beneficiaries but this number will grow as the intervention expands).
Primary school children who are viewed as agents of change in the project and who will benefit from improved services and reduced diarrhea at school and at home
Families (particularly mothers and care givers) who benefit from improved sanitation facilities, trees, and the elimination of the chore of cleaning up after toddlers

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

All families in a village have children’s and family latrines that are hygienically managed and the practice of open defecation has been eliminated.
All participating schools have sanitation facilities and hand washing facilities that are hygienically managed and sustained.
All villages in the Communities are open-defecation free.
 Diarrhea rates are measurably reduced (40%) at household and community level through improved sanitation and hygiene, thus improving health.
A 35% improvement in hand washing practices is demonstrated.
Sanitation services are sustained through the selling of compost in the open market, demonstrated by proof that sanitation promoters are constructing, promoting and delivering slabs to new families without continued project finance.
The County Authorities expand the initiative to other Communities in their areas of jurisdiction

Growth, Finance & Leadership
Scaling the Solution: How do you intend to scale your activities over the next two years (e.g., reach new markets, diversify solutions, etc.)? What will make this possible?

The promoters will expand their market over time by bringing more families into the initiative which increases the amount of compost they have available to sell. The system is sustainable because families become regular customers providing the promoter with high-value compost. The promoter can always build more latrines for new families and thus increase her/his customer base, ensuring that the provision of latrines does not die when the project ends. The promoter will still be in business as long as the compost is purchased, which is predictable given the importance of compost in South Sudan

Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?

The project requires little initial funding which will make the project sustainable after 24 months.At the moment our budget requires a total of 75000$ to make us realise the dream.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

Youth and skill development project funded by UN HABITAT

Comments

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