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Kochogo ODF Celebrations

by Philip Vincent Otieno, Program Facilitator, Plan Kenya, Homabay

Brief account of the celebrations in Kochogo where three villages were declared ODF on the 19th April 2010. Contains interesting examples of how the communities overcame challenges like collapsing soil (“Where there is a will, there is a way”!), and how a strong crude slogan has helped to spread the message and change behaviour.

Date: 22 April 2010

Wearing the message, loud and proud- how Manera’s CLTS campaign has inspired and confronted other villages to tackle their shit

An example of how successful CLTS activities in one village can inspire and jump-start neigbouring areas into following suit. The story of Manera also shows the importance of ‘campaigns’ that carry the message of good sanitation and hygiene beyond the boundaries of a given community.

Date: 31 March 2010

Latest News: In Homa Bay, the shit fire is burning brighter and hotter after ODF celebration.

News update from Philip Vincent Otieno, Plan Kenya, Homa Bay

I am glad to announce to you that once again, Homabay DA has registered
another ODF. Four villages have today been declared ODF following a
fruitful follow up and verification exercise that took place yesterday (23rd March 2010).

Date: 25 March 2010


Letter to the Editor, published in the Nairobi Star, 19th November 2009

On the occasion of World Toilet Day 2009, the CLTS Team of Plan Kenya (Samuel Musyoki, Nancy Kanyago, Kihu Irimu and Dr David Owour) draw attention to the issues of sanitation, handwashing and hygiene, specifically in the Kenyan context, and tell the story of the children in Kilifi who have decided ‘not to take the shit anymore’ and blow the whistle on those caught defecating in the open.

Date: 19 November 2009

The Sh!t Fire Burns On in Kenya

For the third year running Plan Kenya, partners and communities will be celebrating World Toilet Day on the 19th November 2009. This year has seen more organizations join the growing CLTS network. These include SNV (The Netherlands Development Organization), World Vision and Oxfam UK among others. There is increased interest in piloting CLTS in low income settlements in Nairobi by organizations such UN HABITAT, Community Cleaning Services and Nairobi City Council.

Date: 18 November 2009


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