This project was designed through participatory of community beneficiaries, local authority and PYPN on 16 and 17 June with Dangorayo and Kalabayr respectively. It is multidisciplinary project which was aiming to improve overall quality of life of the targeted villages. It supported both migrants and host communities through provision of clean water, employment creation, capacity building on Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) and Children’s Hygiene and Sanitation Trainings (CHAST), and village level institutional empowerment.
Major activities of this project were community mobilization and orientation, establishment of water management committee, training for the committees and other beneficiaries and rehabilitation of two Berkets with capacity of 360,000 litres each.
- Community sensitization and mobilization Meeting at Kalabayr on 20 Sep, 2012 and Dangorayo on 24-Sep-2012
PYPN members, Kalabayr and Dangoroyo community representatives met two project locations on 20 Sep 2012 and 24-Sep-2012 respectively. The main agenda of the meeting was inform the two locations community that the project was funded by IOM and will commence as soon as local resource mobilization is agreed with all stakeholders and other implementation preparations are made. PYPN briefed to the community and the other stakeholders about the project objectives, scope and the expected output of the project. PYPN and the community agreed the exact barked that should be rehabilitated.
- Local resource mobilization and restructuring community water Committee
It is discussed during project orientation where Kalabayr and Dangorayo community pledged the following points:
a. Project labour is ready and waiting to be employed in the different project activities
b. Tipper trucks will be available for the project works
c. Nearest quarry will be chosen jointly
d. Two locations community will contribute to the project activities and signed commitment letter indicating their vital contribution.
e. PYPN deployed all human resource required in the project implementation at the site.
During our communities Mobilization and Orientation, the communities selected or identified the Communal Berket in Kalabayr and Dangorayo Village.
PYPN with the help of local community members put together two community water committee, one in kalabayr and one in Dangorayo. The purpose of the committee was to meet on regularly, and discuss issue related water. They will also serve as an advisor for the projects and provided community perspective to PYPN.
- Participatory development, Recruitment of laborers, and arranging participants to strength gender involvement
PYPN developed selection criteria for cash for work laborers. An important component for the criteria was made sure that selection included gender equality. Even with the right policy put in place, PYPN still tried to promote women to participant in the process and the labor. In addition to ensure gender equality, PYPN also strategized and recruited laborers mainly from IDPs, host community, and poor families household.
Although the families in these villages are counted in low group as per income, however there are some families that are in more critical conditions. These very poor families need opportunity to get some kind income. In the recruitment process PYPN has put a special consideration to these families.
PYPN also grouped and arranged these participants to strength gender participants and defined every group their work tasks. Each group had to include members from IDPs, female headed households, and poor families from host community, as well as community leaders and elders.
- Procurement project equipment and materials. Contracting track-dumper, Raise-up, and loading stones, sandy and granules.
PYPN created checklists that organized what the project entails and the types of equipment and materials that is needed. PYPN is put in place a chart that included the cost and comparing costs. Thus PYPN pick the most cost effective materials and equipment. This included contracting one track-dumper for kalabayr, and buying material for cleaning materials for the barkad. Also buying loading stones, sandy, granules, and others.
- Weekly monitoring and evaluation
PYPN is and will continue to conduct a weekly monitoring and evaluation in the two sites. PYPN is putting in place a team that will go and using the guidelines monitoring the sites. The M &E will in include keeping records of reports and photos.
- Two community water infrastructure are rehabilitated that will increase community water resources and reduce abnormal water scarcity in the area during water crisis seasons
- Two water committees for 7 members (4 women and 3 men) each village and 106 of project beneficiaries were trained on PHAST and CHAST.
- The trained Women from IDPs and Indigenous who are responsible for the survival strategies of findings food and water for domestic use were empowered and created employment opportunities and water available in the dry seasons.
The project target 65 beneficiaries 30 from Kalabeyr and 35 from Dangorayo districts respectively.
The total project beneficiaries were 65 in total 30 from Kalabeyr and 35 from Dangorayo districts respectively, in the below bar graph shows the details of the beneficiaries breakdown.