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Lessons learned from CLTS in Pojok Village, Tawangharjo Subdistrict, Grobogan District, Central Java

The Government of Indonesia launched ‘Sanitasi Total Berbasis Masyarakat’ (STBM) which means Community-based Total Sanitation, as their national sanitation strategy in 2008. The strategy has five pillars:

  • Stop Open Defecation,
  • Handwashing with soap,
  • Proper drinking water management,
  • Household liquid waste management,
  • Proper Household solid waste management.
Date: 14 June 2012

Good practices in CLTS

From birth, children deserve the rights to survive, to thrive and to grow to their full potential. Unfortunately, most children from poor families do not enjoy these rights due to their caregivers’ lack of effective parenting knowledge and the inability to access adequate health and educational services. As a result, children from low income families and communities are likely to start school late, with limited language skills, health problems and socio-emotional problems that interfere with learning.

Date: 18 April 2012

Students spread the message of urban CLTS in Mathare 10

Valerie Sukura, Juliet Mbayaji, Evelyn Savantia and Dennis Baraza are all 13 years old. They are currently in standard 8 at St Michael’s Children’s Education Centre in Mathare. They remember that before Urban CLTS was introduced in the area, they had to defecate openly in the school compound, inches away from their classrooms or even down by the river. They also admit that plenty times they would go to the toilet and run straight to eat without washing their hands. However, urban CLTS triggering sessions transformed their understanding of sanitation and hygiene and has turned them into eager advocates in their homes and communities.

Date: 3 April 2012

Tabitha Atai- empowered by urban CLTS in Mathare

Tabitha Atai is a mother of four who lives in Mathare 10 and used to be a self-employed tailor. When Urban CLTS was introduced in her area she decided to join since her business was not doing well and she was spending most of her time as a housewife. She is now a full-time community health worker and a facilitator of Urban CLTS and says she has been empowered from a mere housewife to a strong community leader, thanks to Urban CLTS.

Date: 3 April 2012

Improving movement up the sanitation ladder through Natural Leaders Associations

In order to address issues of sustainability Plan International Ethiopia SNNP PU has been supporting the setting up Natural Leaders Associations. These associations, which are registered as legal bodies, further work on improving the movement up the sanitation ladder in ODF kebeles.

Date: 3 April 2012


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