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Workshop on School-led Total Sanitation (SLTS) and children's involvement in CLTS

Between the 23rd and the 25th August 2010, twenty participants from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, the Netherlands, Uganda, the UK and Zambia gathered in Nairobi to discuss School-led Total Sanitation (SLTS) and children’s involvement in Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS). The aim of the workshop was to gather existing experience in these areas, as well as to brainstorm on key issues and ways forward. The event also gave an opportunity for practitioners from different countries and organisations interested in the role of children and schools in CLTS to network and make linkages for follow up.

Date: 20 September 2010

CLTS by the book in the Buvuma Islands, Lake Victoria, Uganda

This is a brief account of how Terry Wolfer and Robin (Buz) Kloot of the University of South Carolina stumbled upon CLTS as a solution to problems they encountered whilst working on issues of access to safe drinking water in Uganda. Without training, by just using the CLTS Handbook as their guide, they were able to train local Shepherd’s Heart International Ministries (SHIM) staff and trigger communities in the Buvuma Islands on Lake Victoria.

Date: 27 July 2010
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Children /School Led Total Sanitation: experiences from India and Cambodia

This paper by Anupma Verma of Knowledge Links, India, describes her experience of triggering CLTS with children in schools and villages. She gives examples of how children have acted as change agents in Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and in some other states of India. She also incorporates her recent experience of triggering CLTS with children in Cambodia.

Date: 26 July 2010
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