We are delighted to announce the winners of the Picturing inclusive CLTS photo competition.
The winners are James Kiyimba (Uganda) with his two photos Disability is not Inability and Knowledge is Power and Andy Prinsen (Zambia) with his entry School Sanitation: equal and proud.
Making CLTS inclusive entails giving community members knowledge and information on low cost design options. Armed with the right information, community members have the power to innovate using locally available low cost materials to make their sanitation facilities accessible by all. Olupot Martin, 50 a father of six children and carpenter by trade from Abibico village, Ogolai sub-county, Amuria district, north eastern Uganda was able to make a raised wooden seat to make his family latrine accessible.
Knowledge is Power
Olupot Martin (right) being introduced to different accessible technology options by TEDDO ( WaterAid Uganda partner NGO ) project staff. The provision of information on different inclusive infrastructure design options by TEDDO, (a local NGO) supported by WaterAid Uganda enabled Olupot Martin to adapt this traditional pit latrines to be more accessible for people living with disabilities.
Female students from Maunga School in Zambia's Southern Province stand in front of one of the school's new improved latrines. When the girls were menstruating, they would often stay home for lack of sanitation facilities at school. Now, with funds from UNICEF, the girls' latrines are built with a privacy enclosure and a specially built water-channeling floor so they can wash properly before returning to class. Through sanitation tracking done by Akros, the school has seen a significant decrease in the young women missing school for days at a time.
The photos will be used in CLTS Knowledge Hub publications and on the website.
Thank you to everyone who participated. We received some other very nice images that did not fit the particular theme and hope that all of you will participate in future competitions.