Brief Description: Rehabilitation/extension of 08 Water Supply Schemes (WSS), rehabilitation of 09 hand pumps, provision of 500 sanitation kit for latrine construction, training of committees on operation and maintenance, provision of 2200 hygiene kits and hygiene promotion using PHAST approach in tehsil Data Khel, NWA
Geographical Area of Interventions: North Waziristan Agency -FATA
Project Duration: 12 Months
Project Time: 1st September 2017 – 31st August 2018
Donor: PHPF – UNOCHA
Owing to the plights of the returnees in NWA, PADO with the support of PHPF initiated 12 month project in order to ensure improved WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) facilities for 2,4000 returnees. Proposed villages/sites were finalized based on identified needs through involvement of PHED, local communities and coordination with Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) to ensure maximum transparency and accountability. During the project period, a number of activities covering water, sanitation and hygiene were implemented; 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.
So far 350 basic sanitation kit were provided to the extremely vulnerable families in the communities together with technical advice for construction of new latrine. Sanitation kit included shovel, pickaxe, p-trap, latrine slab, ventilator and pipes as per the WASH cluster guidelines. This approach enabled the extremely vulnerable returnee families to construct their own household latrines on a self-help basis. Sanitation Demand Creation Interventions (SDCI) were undertaken through IEC Campaigns for strong community sensitization through regular awareness session. PADO further provided conditional cash grants of USD 48.07 (5000 PKR) per selected family in order to enable them to complete the construction work. About 7,000 individuals were reached through this activity. PADO identified 6 Water Supply Schemes (WSS) in targeted areas together with key stakeholders. Proposed WSS were finalized based on identified needs through involvement of local communities and coordination with Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) and PHED to ensure maximum transparency and accountability. These WSS will be constructed by July 2018. Health and hygiene sessions using PHAST approach have been conducted with to reduce health hazards while 1500 hygiene kits were distributed among identified beneficiaries.