School-Based Water, Hygiene & Sanitation promotion Project

School-Based Water, Hygiene & Sanitation promotion Project

Sudan
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Water and sanitation as elusive as security! Improving access to sanitation is a critical step towards reducing the impact of these diseases.

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Field of Work

Sanitation

Year the initative began (yyyy)

2007

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Positioning of your initiative on the mosaic diagram:
Which of these barriers is the primary focus of your work?

Public information alone doesn’t change behaviors

Which of the principles is the primary focus of your work?

Move people up the sanitation ladder

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Innovation
What is your signature innovation, your new idea, in one sentence?

Water and sanitation as elusive as security! Improving access to sanitation is a critical step towards reducing the impact of these diseases.

Describe your innovation. What makes your idea unique and different than others doing work in the field?

In Southern Sudan every year between January and June, an average of 2.67 percent of acute watery diarrhea has been occuring and that affect mostly the childern. This initiative is to improve health in school children, increase educational attainment, reduce morbidity and mortality of children under 5 years old, improve the lives of women and girls, and educate the next generation of parents on the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene in Upper Nile State.

Delivery Model: How do you implement your innovation and apply it to the challenge/problem you are addressing?

A variation of approach are going to be used that incorporate people in their own program for their own benefit through using PHAST, SARAR and Look, Listen and Learn (Triple L). through school-based sanitation and in addition the initiative planned to use the newly released SilverDYNE® water-treatment products from World Health Alliance International Inc. a very effective and cost effective treatment method when added to water, fruits and vegetables can eliminate bacteria within 30 minutes.

How do you plan to expand your innovation?

The hygiene promotion plan is a participatory process involving the community members. It will start by determining the level of awareness, knowledge, and attitudes in the key hygiene behaviors. The next step will be to identify factors that explain the observed behaviors and together with the community determine the desired hygiene and sanitation behaviors. Sources of information and channels of communication within the community will be identified. A multi-media, culturally appropriate message-based information, education and communication (IEC) approach will then be used. Through this methodology the community will be given knowledge and facilitated to develop long term hygienic and healthy behaviors.

Do you have any existing partnerships, and if so, how do you create them?

FYF coordinate efforts with higher-level officials from the State MoH, Agriculture and Water. The ministries are already demonstrating strong leadership roles and are taking the lead in putting sectoral policies in place as well as prioritizing and planning. Already, the GoSS MoH has released a number of policy and practice guidelines, Prevention and treatment Guidelines for Primary Health Care Units. This official document is currently being used in both PHCUs and PHCCs. The guidelines specifically for PHCCs are under development. Given the near collapse of basic social services and the limited capacity of the authorities, FYF appreciates that sustainability of any programming for returnees and vulnerable host communities is dependent upon rehabilitation and strengthening of community structures and civil society institutions. FYF considers community mobilization and capacity building as essential activities for ensuring the active involvement of local people in program activities and thereby increasing the likelihood of long term sustainability.

Impact
Provide one sentence describing your impact/intended impact.

There will be an increase in the level of access to sustainable, safe water and sanitation facilities in schools for children.

What are the main barriers to creating or achieving your impact?

That the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) will be implemented, improving security and supporting reconstruction of Southern Sudan.
That prospects of lasting peace will continue to drive the population return movement into Southern Sudan.
That as the

How many people have you served or plan to serve?

Total Number of Individuals Affected in the Targeted Area: 718,521

Total Number of Beneficiaries Targeted (Individuals):118,400

Total Number of IDP and returnees Beneficiaries Targeted (Individuals): 55,050

Directly

Total Number of direct Beneficiaries Targeted (Individuals):11,400

Indirectly

Total Number of indirect Beneficiaries Targeted (Individuals): 15,050

Please list any other measures of the impact of your innovation?

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Is there a policy intervention element to your innovation, if so please describe?

No

Exactly who are the beneficiaries of your innovation?

this initiative is to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the children under 5 years old

Sustainability
How is your initiative financed (or how do you expect your initiative will be financed)?

This initiative seeks funding from ASHOKA to improve living conditions of returnees and host communities and contribute to a gradual process of recovery by enhancing the community self reliance. The target population faces a complex situation brought about by a combination of political, economic and environmental factors. Returnees have tended to resettle in urban areas, particularly in the state capital. Sustainability of the initiative will depend on the ability to the community to mobilize around issues of importance to them and to identify appropriate solutions. Consequently, FYF will endeavor to leave communities with the necessary abilities to prioritize needs, leverage resources and lobby for support from external actors such as the GoSS, international NGOs and other donors.

Provide information on your finances and organization:

2004 Total Income $ 52287.15
CIDA contributed $ 10089.90
British High Commission in Kenya (Southern Sudan sector) contributed $ 42197.26
2005 Total Income $ 75943.31
CIDA contributed $ 10000.00
World Vision $ 23746.05
British High Commission in Kenya (Southern Sudan sector) contributed $ 42197.26
2006 UNICEF $ 56640.82
Year Turnover or equivalent Net earnings or equivalent Total balance sheet or budget Shareholders’ equity or equivalent Medium and long-term debt Short term debt (< 1 year)
2004 $ 50287.15 $ 21718.59 $ 24331.80 N/A N/A N/A
2005 $ 73943.31 $ 38883.51 $ 41514.73 N/A N/A N/A
2006 $ 56640.82 $ 37067.00 $ 39698.23 N/A N/A N/A

What is the potential demand for your innovation?

12 full time and 5 part-time Staff $60,000
Supplies and Materials $150,000
Transport of Materials $50,000
Travel $15,000
Monitoring & Evaluation $33,000
Community HIV/AIDS Awareness Workshops $13,000
Training of Hygiene Promoters $14,000
Training of TBAs,refresher courses for CHWs/Nurses $20,000
Other Direct Costs $33,000
Administration Costs $112,000

Grand TOTAL $500,000

What are the main barriers to financial sustainability?

The main barriers to financial sustainabilities in Southern Sudan is lack of management capacity due to lack of knowledge as a result of a negative effect of war on the people's lives. 75% of the people in Southern Sudan are illiterate, therefore they lack good fundraising ideas.

The Story
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