Paschim Paaila in collaboration with ENPHO organized 55th Series of WASH Forum on November 30, 2017 at ENPHO Hall, New Baneshwor entitled “Seven Flags Approach of Total Sanitation (7FATS) in school”. The program was organized with an objective to highlight ideas, components and areas of 7FATS approach for sustainable WASH in school.
The program started with an introduction of Paschim Paaila, concept and objectives of WASH Forum and, an introduction of participants. Dr. Sudan Raj Panthi, National Professional Officer (Environmental Health) at World Health Organization resided as resource person. Dr. Panthi shared about concept of 7FATS and 7 indicators used in this approach for total sanitation in school. Also, 7 steps for implementing this approach were presented in the program.
Dr. Panthi said, “Students have found alternative to incinerator, used for burning pads, as using biodegradable pads with implementation of this approach in schools” addressing a query about alternative to incinerator, during a question and answer session. The program was interactive with active participation of program attendees. Collectively, forum was attended by 27 participants.
WASH Forum is a monthly program held on last Friday of every English Month. The main objectives of WASH Forum has always been to provide an opportunity for social interaction and knowledge sharing on different environmental and health issues in relation to WASH and disasters and to critically analyze the role of the youth in correlation with aforementioned issues.