Recently, Global Food Relief facilitated a community led total sanitation project in Khirala, in partnership with the community members of Khirala (India) and the local NGO CARD. The slideshow shares the story of CLTS in Khirala.
4. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ISSUES
(WHEN GFR STEPPED IN)
Engagement in Khirala was at all time low
Partner NGO had funding for programs which were either
ineffective in their impact or were un-spent.
The farmers suicide were still continuing to take place (they still
In a highly dis-engaged community, there were just 4 highly
motivated and engaged young adults.
Community was being a barrier to its own
development – through lack of engagement
5. Community Visioning Workshops were held in 2011-12,
Village coordinator @ the local NGO was trained &
employed using the funds raised from cooking
6. VILLAGE VISION SHARED & ARTICULATED
BY THE COMMUNITY
This helped kick-start the community participation in
9. SANITATION ISSUES IN KHIRALA
Open defecation practice
– common norm
50% of households have
Those who have toilets
don’t use them
Using toilets considered
“gross” as it is adjacent
11. COMMUNITY LED TOTAL SANITATION
(CLTS) - INTRO
Sanitation program aimed at making
open defecation a community issue, as
opposed to individual issue.
Involves community engagement
aimed at provoking thinking and
Proven to yield sanitation outcomes, in
many developing countries.
Builds community capacity for
Community who have implemented
CLTS are known to build on the
success to achieve other successes.
Considered best practice in sanitation
12. Workshop facilitated by champion or change agent
Community members participate
Discuss ‘open defecation practice using gross (pun
intended!) facts and figures
Questions are posed to evoke an emotional response
of disgust, loathing and embarrassment
Workshop is a success IF at the end participants
voluntarily commit to getting their
village/community an Open Defecation Free (ODF)
status within a nominated time-frame
At the close, local champions nominate themselves
for leading and implementing the CLTS to achieve
the ODF status at the end of the nominated time
CLTS TRIGGERS A NEW NORM &
A DEMAND FOR TOILETS
ABOUT CLTS WORKSHOP
39. FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
Meeting with self nominated village champions to
develop an action plan.
Clean up day in the Village to do a collective clean up
and promote the CLTS Pledge throughout the village.
77. WHERE TO FROM HERE……..?
Village Champions have developed an action plan for
campaigning CLTS and building shared and public toilets.
GFR is funding the staff time to facilitate champions meeting
on a weekly basis, liaising between community & government
officials and progressing the CLTS implementation.
Community has been provided with info on low cost and
appropriate toilet design options to choose from.
Local NGO will liaise with Govt. officials to organise funding
Govt. officials committed to providing support where applicable.
Once the community achieves the total sanitation goal – GFR is
committed to facilitating the next item on the Khirala Village
78. IT IS ONLY THE
of community-led development