Expected Project Results
- Increased awareness of community members on hygiene and sanitation, household drinking
- water, hand wash and waste management at home and public places.
- Improved hygiene and sanitation, household drinking water, hand wash and waste
- management among pupils and students and teachers in primary and secondary schools in Kigoma Ujiji Municipality.
- Enhanced community participation on hygiene and sanitation of household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.
- Increased the implementation rate of government water policy and by laws on sanitation and hygiene.
- Reduced water born disease among community members in the project area.
- Improved schools’ attendance and academic performance among pupils and students in the project area.
- Availability of menstrual facilities at primary and secondary schools
- Availability of facilities for people with disabilities at primary and secondary schools.
- Direct beneficiaries
- The direct beneficiary is about 83,936 persons from four wards in the project area.
- The direct beneficiaries include: all community members from the project area, 14 primary schools and 5 secondary schools from project area.
- Pupils and students school attendance will be improved hence increase of academic performance.
- The reduction of water born disease and mortality rate among community members will contribute to use of funds for other development activities.
- Kigoma water and sewage supply (KUWASA) will benefits from low cost of water treatment due to the water and environment pollution will be reduced.
- Increased school attendance among pupils during menstrual period.
- Availability of infrastructure for people with disability (pupils).
- Indirect beneficiaries
- The indirect beneficiaries are the people from Kigoma Ujiji municipality about 239,146 people of which 115,640 are males and 123,507 are females. Other indirect beneficiaries are people from Kigoma region and neighbor’s regions/ countries where local radio is reachable, these are, Tabora, Shinyanga (Regions) Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (countries).
Project Implementation and Work Plan
The project will be implemented by the KACON in collaboration with local government, the Kigoma Ujiji Municipality council. KACON will organize, supervise the project operations and will provide facilitators. The Managing Director of the KACON will lead the project operation.
Kigoma Ujiji municipality will be involved during implementation, KACON will involve Kigoma Ujiji Municipal Council and beneficiaries to conduct monitoring and evaluation of the project.
The local leaders, Para-social workers (CCAs), will include persons from four wards of Kigoma Ujiji municipality. The trained persons will continue to disseminate education to their community members at ward and family level after the accomplishment of the project.
Project Monitoring and Evaluation
KACON and Kigoma district together with representative of beneficiaries will conduct monitoring and evaluation of the project. The informative evaluation will be conducted to assess the progress and implementation of the project, the report will be produced, summative evaluation will be conducted to assess the results of the implemented activities.
KACON will lead the project; Managing Director will be responsible for leading the team, supervise the activity and compile the report. For every monitoring and evaluation, the report will be produced.
The Approaches of the Project
The methodology which will be used during the implementation is to disseminate the message; community participation, Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). This is innovative methodology for community mobilization to completely eliminate open defecation (OD). Communities are facilitated to conduct their own appraisal and analysis of open defecation (OD) and take their own action to become ODF (open defecation free). This methodology insisted to provide education to the community rather than provision of toilets. The CLTS focuses on the behavioral change to ensure real and sustainable improvements, it mostly focus on community mobilization instead of hardware, and shifting the focus from toilet construction for individual households to the creation of open defecation-free villages. By raising awareness that as long as even a minority continues to defecate in the open everyone is at risk of disease, CLTS triggers the community’s desire for collective change, push people into action and encourages innovation, mutual support and appropriate local solutions, thus leading to greater ownership and sustainability.