Training of Flood Affectees and Distribution of NFIs-UNICEF

 

Project COMPLETION REPORT

Sponsored by UNICEF

Contractor

Name of the Local [Community Development Program] providing the report:

Address: H. # 365/C, Mohalla Bhatia inside Kachehary Gate, Bannu KPK

Person in charge of the final report: Faiz Ur Rehman Mashal

Identification of the project

Name of the project: Pakistan Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene Promotion Project-Flood Response

Agreement number:

Type of project: PuR training and distribution of NFIs

Location: Bannu and DI khan

Start-up Date: November 16, 2010                  Completion Date: January 15, 2011

[Participants/beneficiaries                                          Capacity Building/Training]

Target population:  2700 families

Number of females: 8740                                Number of females: 3000   (one per family)                

Number of males:    7650                                Number of males:                      

Number of children: 5210                               Number of children:

Activities

Activities Performed under this Agreement:

  • Data Collection about the flood affected families in the both districts (Bannu & DI khan).
  • Identification and mapping of the most affected families for PuR training and distribution of NFIs.
  • Total 150 training sessions were conducted in the targeted area of both districts with in clusters 20 women per training session, in which 3000 female were participated while one woman per family attended the session.
  • Total more than 300000 PuR sachets distributed during the training sessions, 100 PuR sachets per family.
  • Total 3000 spoons, 180 water coolers, 5820 buckets, 5500 cloth, 296 soap, calendars and ID card holders were provided to the trained women during the training sessions in the both districts Bannu and DI khan.
  • Basic information regarding health and hygiene promotion was also the part of the sessions.
  • A practical demonstration conducted by the women participants for successful and sustainable implementation of the project.
  • Regular 4 follow up visits was conducted after the PuR training and distribution of NFIs in both districts Bannu and DI khan

 Results:

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

  According to the scheduled plan, it can safely be said with assurance that the majority of the activities of the project was accomplished, however CDP has worked so much with commitment that by the reporting period, i.e. November 16, 2010 to January 15, 2011.

   All the objectives associated with the training of targeted women and distribution of PuR sachet including other materials of the project has almost successfully been achieved.

  The coordination and involvement of the local communities and volunteers have also been strongly ensured which was a great achievement for paving the path for future linkages and for present help and assistance on account of which all activities in every affected village and nook smoothly carried out with maximum and targeted output.

  The training of the identified women in most affected areas of Bannu and DI khan have been carried out smoothly and a lot of cooperation was given by the concerned stakeholders. In all these trainings real people came into contact to lead things practically based on their social dedication and zeal.

   Moreover the objective in this connection has been fully achieved as the beneficiaries have been exercising the water purification and hygiene promotion practices in their respective houses and routine activities. Similarly if looked into the feed back, it is really more satisfying that the  project implementation strategy was much superb which may be testified by the  targeted population (most flood affected) interest which further shows that the accomplishment of the project objectives in real has been achieved and practically seen.

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

  • Immediately the targeted population received the benefits in shape of PuR sachets, trainings on water purification process, spoons, water coolers, buckets, cloth, soap, calendars and ID card holders.
  • The trained families in the flood affected areas of Bannu and DI khan also mobilized and aware about the importance of clean drinking water and hygiene practices at their own level.

Long term benefits:

The long term benefits of the project are as under;

  • Real understanding about the clean drinking water and purification process.
  • Water purification and Hygienic 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.
  • Increasing the level of awareness of the flood affected families and also the children and the realization of the importance of adopting measures leading to the clean and purified drinking water and hygienic practices.

New Developments and unexpected difficulties/problems:

  • Drinking water was highly polluted/heavy and, it was difficult to divert community practices.
  • Extra ordinary participation and appreciation from the targeted population
  • Adverse sanitation conditions and, lack of drinking water

Actions taken to solve them:

  • Extra time paid during the sessions and, practical demonstrations appreciated
  • Polluted/heavy water cleaned before the audience

Remarks/lesson learned:

  • Practical work is important in the areas where literacy ratio is low
  • Pictorial presentation can support the behavioral change
  • Proper organize training may help community to adopt the water purification practices