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Sanitation Literacy Campaign
Bosco Reach Out in collaboration with DDM, NABARD, Chirang district organised the Sanitation Literacy Campaign at Tilapara, Sidli block, Chirang district of Assam on 26th January 2021. The resource person was Mr Ala Ram Deury, District Development Manager (DDM), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Chirang district. Mr Jion Narzary, Project Field Coordinator of BRO felicitated the programme. The programme was assisted by Mr Jual Muchahary and Mr Kanin Basumatary, Field Project Extension Workers of BRO, and Mr Pribal Narzary, Field Community Mobiliser of BRO. A total of 14 wadi beneficiaries attended the programme.
The objective of the programme is to bring in behavioural/attitudinal changes in the rural folk regarding sanitation and cleanliness, create awareness among the rural masses for promotion and acceptance of water and sanitation programme, address concerns of lending institutions regarding lending to WASH activities, address the demand-side issues, collect the data of prospective beneficiaries, creating a database, promote credit models and institutional lending for WASH products, improve Health of Rural Population, saving of lost man-days due to ill health and saving on health expenditure for families, and protect people from COVID 19 with increasing awareness of sanitation.
Mr Ala Ram Deury, DDM, NABARD spoke on the available government schemes related to WASH activities. He reviewed the households still left out or incomplete with toilet construction. The BRO field staff are entrusted to collect the database. The wadi beneficiaries showed their interest in solar pump installation at their field and poultry for family income generating activities.