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Friday, March 28, 2014

WASH mela on the occasion of World Water day and Water Week – 2014

WASH mela on the occasion of World Water day and Water Week – 2014
General public observing WASH mela 
Paschim Paaila in collaboration with Nepal Government, Lalitpur sub-Metro Politian city, UK-Aid, Oxfam and ENPHO under Urban disaster Risk Management (UDRM) Project successfully celebrated World Water Day and water week 2014 through “WASH mela” on 21st and 22nd March, 2014 at Patan Durbar square. The program was organized with main objective of raising awareness on importance of safe water during Emergency along with disseminating knowledge and information to local people on safe water, sanitation and hygiene, water quality, water resource management during emergency.
Street Drama on Disaster Risk reduction
The program was semi-formally inaugurated by guest of the program Mr. Shree Bhakta Basnet Project Manager Oxfam. There was huge public participation at “WASH mela” as the program was followed by various innovative and entertaining events. There was stall exhibition where different techniques and models like rainwater harvesting, DEWATS, POU options of water purification, ECOSAN toilet along with informative flex were exhibited. There was also photo exhibition showing diarrhea epidemic which occurred in west Nepal on 2009. People entertained snake ladder game; hit the germs game and quiz where they got to learn more about disaster risk management and also got lots of prizes by winning the games.

Participants playing Snake ladder Game 
Docu Show screening
Likewise there was also shown Docu-Show which disseminated message on Nepal’s current position in case of Disaster and steps that can be taken. Most of the viewers found the docu-show very heart touching and informative some of them also suggested expanding these kinds of programs to every parts of Nepal. 
The main event street drama grabbed attention of lots of public as the drama was on what can be the condition at post disaster in urban setting along with the consequences of unsafe water. People enjoyed every shows of drama performed by active Paailas of Paschim paaila. More than thousand public directly and indirectly benefited through Two days long “WASH mela” where more than 20 volunteers from Paschim Paaila actively involved.

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Day Training on MHM and homemade sanitary pad Preparation

A Day Training on MHM and homemade sanitary pad Preparation

During the Preparation of Homemade Sanitary Pad
Day long training on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and homemade sanitary pad Preparation was conducted at Baluwapati Secondary School, Baluwapati-4, Kavre on 13th March, 2014. The training was executed by Paschim Paaila as a part of Japan Water Forum fund under the project “Construction of Bio-Sand Filter, Child friendly hand washing station & training on making homemade sanitary pad and menstrual hygiene management” In collaboration with ENPHO.

The main objective of the training program was to promote hygiene behavior of school students particularly among girl students and to address hygiene & sanitation problems during menstruation.

After Training with Pads

Group Photo after Training

The training was divided into three sessions. First session focused on personal sharing about menstruation and the complication related to it. Second session was of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and the last session was the technical session about the preparation of home-made sanitary pad using locally available clothes. Total of 55 girl student of class 8 and 9 attended the training with 3 female teachers.
At the end of the program Menstrual Hygiene Care Team (MHCT) with total of 8 students and 2 female teachers were formed who will be responsible to raise awareness among other girl students in the school in coordination with School administration and even provide homemade sanitary pad as per necessity.