The Nepal Sanitation Program update

February 24th, 2013

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Ten more families have received toilets and waste systems in the villages of Arubot and Dandegaun, a
total of 62 people. 

CHDS Nepal is also running information sessions on handwashing and overall hygiene with the villagers.

The project also extended its activities to the Shree Kali Devi (SKD) school which is attended by
children from both villages. CHDS has conducted dental camps there and offered to establish a
school based toothbrushing program, as in Bhattedande. But the Principal of SKD school advised
there was no running water, and no functioning toilets, despite two previous (failed) toilet projects.

So Healthabitat, CHDS and the village construction team swung into action: after consultations
a re-design, extension and improvement of the existing infrastructure was agreed on, to include also 4
sinks and taps and a water storage tank. Now the students and staff have 5 safe and functioning
toilets, handwashing facilities, and yes, the dental program can begin!
A study tour conducted by the Building and Social Housing Foundation, as part of the World Habitat
Award requirements, brought international visitors to the project in early November. 

Many skills and experiences were shared, and you will see the participants in the handover photos.

Thanks once again to the ongoing generosity and a big thanks to the recent fundraising efforts of the
Waste Not Want Not group.

A big thanks too to Kabir Bhai and others for the photos.