Brief Description: PADO with the support of PHPF initiated 09 month project in order to ensure improved WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) facilities for 29,750 returnees, a number of activities covering water, sanitation and hygiene were implemented in communities, schools and health centers; this helped the returned population especially women and children to have improved access to WASH facilities. Moreover, they were educated on how good hygienic practices will help them to remain healthy. PADO achieved these results by a number of below mentioned activities covering water, sanitation and hygiene.
Geographical Area of Interventions: Tribal District South Waziristan
Project Duration: 9 Months
Project Time: 24th September, 2018 – 23rd June,2019
Donor: PHPF – UNOCHA
Rehabilitation work on 3 motorized and 2 gravity fed water supply schemes were completed which helped in provision of clean drinking water to 29,750 individuals (9,500 girls, 7,000 boys, 7,250 women, 6,000 men). Water supply in schools and health centers were ensured through installation of 18 solarized pressure pumps for facilitation of 4,600 individuals that includes 4,490 children’s (2,180 girls, 2,310 boys) along with construction of twin latrine and washing pads. The same facilities were provided in 07 health centers for 8,400 individuals (3,600 women and 1,100 men, 1,600 girls, 2,100 boys). 80 pre and post water quality tests were conducted in order to check the overall quality of water. Cumulatively provision of water supply through rehabilitation of water supply schemes, installation of solarized pressure pumps in schools and health units facilitated 29,750 individuals (9,500 girls, 7,000 boys, 7,250 women, 6,000 men) against the agreed target of 29,750 individuals. 30 WASH committees with 10 member in each committee were formed for 05 WSS, 18 schools and 07 health units. WASH committee members were oriented on their roles and responsibilities and were further trained on operations and maintenance of WASH facilities after completion of civil work. Basic sanitation kits were provided to extremely vulnerable 1,500 families for construction of latrines which facilitated 14,000 Individuals (4,000 girls, 3,000 boys, 4,000 women, 3,000 men). Regular technical guidance were provided by PADO engineers for construction of new latrines. Hygiene promoters of PADO conducted 1,190 sessions using PHAST and CHAST approach for overall improvement in the personal, domestic and environmental hygiene. Total number of participants who participated in these sessions were 29,750 individuals (7,140 girls, 7,140 boys, 8,330 women, 7,140 men). Cleanliness campaigns were conducted after these mobilization activities by PADO in targeted villages where the communities took steps to have free garbage and open defecation sites; this helped in reduction of various diseases among the target communities.