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Training and triggers

Liberia: Bomi citizens vow to end open defecation

Between the 18th-24th March 2013 Plan Liberia conducted a CLTS training workshop in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, with participants vowing to end open defecation by adhering to the Open Defecation Free (ODF) community campaign by June of this year. The workshop brought together six communities in Bomi County: Vorkor Town, Sayjillum, Domagbamatina, Jimmy Town, Sawmill and Mana Gbokai communities. The training was also attended by the Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, local staff and partners of Plan-Liberia.

The power of shit: reflections on CLTS in Nepal

A sign in Nepal shows a clear message against open defecation

‘Shit’ is a highly sensitive, almost taboo topic across all cultures. Circumventing this sensitivity has contributed to the failure of many programmes aiming to prevent the practice of Open Defecation (OD). The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach is, however, more successful. This article asserts that this can be attributed to the emphasis placed on the ‘power of shit’ and more significantly the disciplinary action of the ‘disgust’ it elicits.

Date: 4 March 2013

Joint VHT Efforts turn around the health situation of 3 villages after ODF declaration

Village health teams from 3 villages cheer for ODF

Three remote villages, Kigwangu, Mumiti and Kibingo in Buhimba Sub-county, Hoima District, Uganda have cleaned up their communities after World Vision’s UWASH project introduced and intensified CLTS activities in the area. Village Health Teams (VHTs) were instrumental in the success by providing intensive follow up after triggering.

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Date: 14 February 2013

Urban CLTS in Motherland, Nairobi

rubbish and sewerage in Motherland, Nairobi

Motherland is a village located in Kamukunji division in Nairobi. Around 2000 families live in Motherland. Open defecation is a huge problem since there are only three public toilets available to residents. There are no private sanitation blocks. Motherland also has the only ‘illegal’ dump site that serves the whole of the Eastleigh area of Nairobi. The area lacks a sewer system as well as other social amenities like public schools, public health clinics or road infrastructure.

Date: 13 February 2013

Triggering for handwashing in CLTS

Woman washing her hands, Malawi
The ODF Malawi 2015 Strategy and National Hand Washing Campaign have contributed to an increased focus on handwashing with soap (HWWS) in Malawi. CLTS is one of the key interventions used for sanitation and hygiene promotion in Malawi, with handwashing (HW) as a key component of ODF status achievement. However, the tools used to trigger for handwashing appear minimal and could therefore be improved upon. This report reviews current methods for triggering for handwashing and CLTS and assess their effectiveness in creating handwashing facilities and increasing the presence of soap. It also suggests areas for improvement and describes new triggering tools that have been piloted and evaluated.
Date: 4 January 2013

CLTS training workshop for facilitation teams in East Timor

This case study describes and analyses a six-day Training of Facilitators (TOF) workshop on the CLTS methodology in East Timor, which was held in November 2011. It describes how CLTS has been adapted to the Timorese context (where there is limited experience with community facilitation and mobilization and there has been a long period of subsidy for infrastructure generally) how the workshop was planned and implemented, how the
practice sessions were organized in the villages, and what was learned from the workshop about how to do CLTS training and how to facilitate the triggering process.

Date: 8 November 2012


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