Pakistan Safe Drinking Water & Hygiene Promotion Project in FRs-USAID-Abt

Project COMPLETION REPORT FROM CDP

Contractor

Name of NGO: community development Program (CDP)

Address: H. No 365/C, Mohalla Bhatia inside Kachehary Gate Bannu, NWFP

Person in charge of the final report: Qazi Asad Ur Rehman

Identification of the project

Name of the project: Pakistan Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene Promotion Project (PSDW HPP)

Agreement number: ABT/PAK/66-A

Type of project: School Hygiene Promotion Project

Location: FR Bannu, FR Lakki

Start-up Date: 1st August, 2008       Completion Date:  31st January 2009                   

[Participants/beneficiaries                                        Capacity Building/Training]

*Target population: 33016 the total targeted population of FR Bannu/FR lakki

*Number of females: 11890 Female                                       *Number of females: 163 female teachers                   

*Number of males: 12826 Male                                              *Number of males: 171 male teachers                    

*Number of children:  8300 in/out of school children            *Number of children:  3351 children 

Activities

Activities Performed under this Agreement:

School Hygiene Training/Activities:

S.No. Description Targets as per contract Targets achieved Remaining activities Comments
1 Pre-test 4 schools per Tehsil 8 None Pre Testing has been held in 8 schools selected at random from  FR Bannu ( Boys: 3,  Girls:3) and FR Lakki Marwat ( Boys: 1,  Girls: 1)
2 No of teachers trained 356  Grade 4th teachers of FR Bannu/FR Lakki 334

 

22 Remaining school was found ghost verified by AEO  FR Bannu

Total Schools: 287  

BOYS: 130      GIRLS: 157

Received SHP Training: 245

BOYS: 130      GIRLS: 115

FR Lakki Marwat

Total Schools: 69 

  BOYS: 36     GIRLS: 33

Received SHP training: 69

 (BOYS: 36)   GIRLS: 33 )

Note

In FR Lakki Marwat 13 and FR Bannu 7 more (CMS) school teachers were trained which were included in the list originally provided

3 No of education staff trained Maximum 9 None FR Bannu

Total: 6

Male Staff: 4

Female Staff : 2

FR Lakki Marwat

Total: 3

Male Staff: 2

Female Staff: 1

4 No of first follow up visit 356 334 22 due to ghost schools The time was very short and area was very wide of FR Bannu/FR Lakki
5 No. of second follow up visit none none None Only one follow up visit will arranged due to long distance and short time.
6 No of students engaged in exercise. All enrolled 4th grade students 3351 None All 334 schools received SHP trainings
7 Post-test 4 schools per Tehsil 8 To be completed according to work plan second week of January and will  submit to PSDW HPP
8 Private sector activities (No. of schools covered) Hand washing day 4 Events None We celebrate in different schools the Hand Washing Day, and a large event celebrated at CDP head office
9 Form 1,2 & 3 sent to PSDW-HPP Form 1, 2,3 Form 1,3 Form 2 Form 1and 3 has been submitted to PSDW HPP and Form 2 will  be submit in the fourth week of January 2009 to PSDW HPP

Activities Performed under this Agreement: (Comprehensive narrative report).

The project was launched in August 2008. The trainers refresh their training skills with the intervals of time in CDP Office Bannu after getting training in Peshawar organized for the staff and the SHP coordinator. During their refresher, all the trainers gradually improved their training and facilitation skills. The Team Leader provided the staff with technical backstopping and feedback.

The main objective of SHP component was to conduct and impart hygiene promotion activities amongst the children in the government primary boys and girls schools through the trainings of the teachers.

           The need for strong coordination and support of the concerned line department was felt for the forthcoming trainings to be conducted smoothly and so official meetings were arranged with Agency Education Officer (AEO) Mr. Said Muhammad of FR Bannu and FR Lakki Marwat during the start of the project period in the first week of August. The AEO of FR Lakki and Bannu were briefed about the project in detail and informed about the activities to date conducted in both the FRs of Bannu and Lakki Marwat. The officials fully assured of their support in the smooth implementation of the project activities. Different Assistant Agency Education Officers (AAEOs) including both male and female of FR Bannu and Lakki Marwat were nominated by him to assist in the successful conduction of the trainings. The AEO nominated for the coordinating and facilitating in different school teachers’ trainings. He suggested that such type of training venue should be decided upon which is accessible to all the teachers of FR Bannu and FR Lakki Marwat. The Municipal Committee hall District Bannu situated in city area was suggested for such trainings. The officials further ensured the Coordinator that he will visit during the training period of different school teachers for monitoring purposes and to access the performance of the teachers.

The female officers of the education department were briefed in a separate meeting, which proved fruitful and the AAEOs showed keen interest and assured full cooperation in this context. The female trainers were introduced to them. Similarly the male trainers were introduced and meeting facilitated with the male AAEO The meeting was held in the second week of August. He fully supported and motivated the trainers in this regard and praised the project’s objectives. He was also briefed about the PSDW HP Project in detail.

          The agency education department officials including both the male and female AAEOs of FR Bannu and Lakki Marwat visited the CDP Office in Bannu and held a meeting with the project’s Team Leader and the Executive Director of the organization in the last week of August. They provided the lists of male and female teachers of FR Bannu and FR Laky. A brief overview of the project was given to them by the Team Leader. They were involved in the planning sessions in which tentative dates for pre testing, trainings, and venue of all trainings were finalized and later on approved from the department.

        In order to sensitize and orient the department officials about the PSDW HP Project objectives and the activities, an orientation session was held with the concerned AAEOs of FR Bannu and Lakki Marwat. The session was held in the first week of September according to the work plan. A detail presentation on the PSDW project was given to them in this session.

Activities of the SHP component started from the Pre testing of randomly selected sample of schools (4the grade students). The selection of schools for the pre testing was done in consultation of the agency education department officials. The pre testing was done in both the male and female primary schools selected from the FRs of Bannu and Lakki Marwat. In all 8 schools were covered during the pre testing phase including four female primary schools. The trainers conducted the pre testing successfully. The teachers and the officials accompanying the trainers were cooperative in this context.

          The phase of the schools teachers’ training started from the 15th of September and all the training covering all the targeted schools were carried out by the end of October. During this period, fifteen training of FR Bannu primary schools and FR Lakki Marwat primary school took place.

          In all these training school teachers were showing their presence and these training proved to be very successful. Calendars, activities books, monitoring sheets were distributed among them. All the concerned AAEOs were present on the occasion. The Agency Education Officer (AEO) MR. Said Muhammad also visited the training hall and stressed on all the teachers that they are the best source of all in getting and conducting such type of activities and implement very easily in student communities. They should not merely confine to teaching but take part in other activities whether it is about health or religion. In this way they may bring changes in a society and can reform the society in a best possible way. All the teachers were trained with help of charts past on the wall of the hall. The activities were done by them with help of trainers during the training session and they will perform all such activities in their concerned primary schools to the students of 4th class. They were provided the opportunity of questions and answers and they were all satisfied with questions and answer session and they appreciated the friendly environment of training.

Results:

Describe to what extent the objectives of the Agreement were accomplished:

By the reporting period, i.e. 15th January all the objectives associated with the SHP component of the PSDW HPP has been achieved. From the pre test activities in the schools to the involvement of the agency education department and the trainings of the teachers and the monitoring of them has been carried out smoothly. The objective has been accomplished as the teachers have been exercising the hygiene promotion activities in their respective schools and classes duly evident to our monitors/trainers in their follow up visits.

Describe the immediate benefits received by the participants and/or the recipient communities:

The immediate benefits have been the capacity building of the teachers who become more and well aware of the importance of the hygiene within the children. Also the department officials praising this initiative as it aims at benefits to the target  population, the children of the FR Bannu and FR Lakki Marwat area who reads in the government primary schools, comprising most percentage of the children of these schools.

Describe long term benefits:

The long term benefit includes the lower level or decrease level of children suffering from different diseases spread due to unhygienic practices and the use of water in their customary ways without taking care for the cleaning and use of clean hands while taking food or attending washrooms for different purposes through which different diseases are spread. It is expected that these initiatives would increase the level of awareness of the people and also the children and the realization of importance of adopting to clean hygiene practices. The next generation would take it further once this realization is established.