Implementing the water, hygiene and sanitation project in Nakyerongosa

For the last two years, the Nakyerongosa (Uganda) community has been engaged in the task of increasing access among the people to safe water, latrines and good hygiene practices. Awareness has been increased among the people of the need for good hygiene practices to a certain extent.

Reports from the community have revealed a reduction in the incidences of diseases associated with drinking unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene practices. Through the project, the capacity of the community has been strengthened through training programmes, and more projects are being planned with availability of funds.

We are very grateful to all the parties that have been involved and have offered a lot of advice and support. We are mainly indebted to Nabuur and colleagues from other villages whose advice has been of immense help.

The beneficiaries continue to positively and actively participate in implementation of the project activities and they have portrayed a high sense of voluntarism, cooperation and team work. The project demands community contribution in provision of some of the materials required for construction of the facilities. We have got rid of the situation where a community sits back and waits for the project team to provide all that is required for the project to be implemented. As a result, Nakyerongosa village has created a sense of ownership to the community members and as a result, the project team is assured of sustainability of project outputs.

Some of the project activities that have been achieved to date include community mobilization and sensitization seminars and community meetings, demonstration trainings of good hygiene and sanitation facilities, casting and sale of SANPLATS for the construction of safe pit latrines for 30 elderly, disabled, female headed and HIV affected households and block making for 1 hand dug well, protection of 1 ordinary well, construction of 1 hand dug well and construction of 2 water jars for two elderly people.

We look forward to continued collaboration with all parties in Nakyerongosa and beyond to be able to achieve even much more in the field of water and sanitation. There is a lot to be done and as long as we work together much will be achieved.

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Nice report, Asuman. Thanks for including the video, too. Was it shot by someone in the community?

It would be nice to feature this story on NABUUR's homepage. Do you mind if I shorten the title a bit?

Romina

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Hello Romina,

Yes, the video was shot by someone in the community. Do go ahead and feature the story on NABUUR's homepage, and the title can be shortened. Thanks.

Asuman Kaggwa

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Thanks Asuman; it's been posted. :)

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