Workshop ends with initiation of “WAP”
Paschim Paaila completed its 4th series of WASH Concern Workshop. The workshop was held on 6th October, 2012 (20th Ashoj, 2069), Saturday at Thames Seminar Hall, Thames International College, Mid-Baneshwor, Kathmandu. The objective of workshop was to enhance capacity and knowledge on WASH, empower the youths on WASH initiatives as social service, motivate youths being as a Youth WASH ambassador and sensitize youth on the importance of WASH to create environmentally healthy community.
Event was coordinated by Mr. Dibit Aryal, Technical Coordinator of Paschim Paaila and facilitated by Mr. Roshan Chaulagain, Research and Advocacy Coordinator of Paschim Paaila and Mr. Anismit Enual . A day long workshop was conducted with 24 participants of 11different institutes. Workshop was scheduled form 9:30am to 6:00pm dividing into 4 sessions; Water & Health, Sanitation & Waste Management, Personal Hygiene, Health and Youths Role and Information Dissemination. Ice-breaking including Introduction, self assessment, expectation collection and ground rule was overall facilitated by Ms. Merina Shakya, Network Coordinator of Paschim Paaila. 1st session of workshop, Water and Health was facilitated by Ms. Kamala K.C, Regional WASH-RC Coordinator at Kaski and Board Member of Paschim Paaila including group work, focusing water, its pollution, health issues relating water and POU of water.
Mr. Kashi Kanta Thakur, ENPHO, Wet-Center Trainer facilitated session of Sanitation and Waste Management sharing on sanitation status of Nepal with some of the field studies and his experiences . Similarly, Mr. Phurba Sange Moktan, WATSAN-Coordinator at UN-Habitat and President of Paschim Paaila facilitated the Personal Hygiene, Health and Youths Role session highlighting major Hygiene issues and hands-on demonstration of Healthy Handwashing Techniques. He also boosted the participate Youth groups focusing the role and opportunities of Youths to develop the Nation. Mr. Rabin Bastola, National Coordinator WASH-RCNN, effectively facilitated the session of “Information Dissemination: Share what you learn” pointing the opportunities and introducing different social medias which can help us to disseminate information in individual as well as community level.
Workshop was conducted in participatory way, including group work in different sessions. Four groups were formed at the beginning of the session. This was also final group, who were responsible for the preparation of Action Plan as a team after the completion of Workshop by the end of the day. Two of best Action Plan were selected for the Award considering the criteria like innovation/creativity, dimension, and participation of team members. These two actions were rewarded with WASH Action Prize “WAP” 1st worth Rs.2000/- and 2nd worth Rs. 1000/-.WASH Concern Workshop ended up with action plan preparation was the expected output of the workshop for which Mr. Rabin Bastola, Mr. Phurba Sange Moktan, Ms. Kamala K.C. and Ms. Merina Shakya contributed for the Reward.
“I am really happy to be a part of this event WASH Concern Workshop and get to know about water sanitation and health and committee that I will follow all what I have learned”- said one of the participate. “The idea of WAP is really good, this not only motivate us to work but also support us to execute our plan”-said another participate.