Vailo vs. Sanitation: Youths’ engagement for Nuwakot School WASH initiatives
By: Buddha Bajracharya
Vailo Team of “paschim paaila” reunited together to fulfill its major objective to manage water supply and sanitation in Lamagaun primary school, Thangsing VDC, Nuwakot District on 20th January, 2012 with the proactive engagement of 20 youths (Paailas).
This visit was most awaited, so each member enjoyed to the fullest of the visit. The students were divided into two groups and awareness classes were conducted to students from one to five classes. The students were very much interested about the class in which they enjoyed hand washing techniques; WASH Docu-show, WASH Games, etc. Furthermore, a WASH Circle of 7 members was formed according to the activeness of the students from each class. Leadership to coordinate WASH Circle was given to Ms. Menuka Lama, teacher of same school, so that WASH Circle activities can be conducted smoothly. Similarly, feasibility study for water management was also done at the school.
Alongside, a meeting was conducted with the School Management Team, parents and community leaders. Mr. Kari Yadav, Principal shared that they were very happy and have their strong commitment. Likewise, Mr. Lalit Tamang, president, School Management Committee, expressed his happiness regarding the initiatives of “paschim paaila”. The meeting took its end with great achievements, commitments and also it was finalized to conduct another meeting soon fixing the date. “This trip to Nuwakot went successful with active participation of all the Paailaas and furthermore the water and sanitation management system is soon going to be managed in this school as a part of next step from the PP-Vailo Team”. Said by Mr. Sujan Manandhar, team member.