PAKISTAN WATER FORUM
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APPLICATION FOR FUNDING
Project title: Water, Accessible Sanitation and Hygiene (Wash)
Toilet Project for Disabled People
Pakistan water forum is non-profitable, non-sectarian and non-political organization having an ambition to strengthen the community through various development projects by promoting self-reliance and self-sustained programmes. PWF was established on Fab 2012 organization is registered under the company act Registration number: RJSC/FSD/1030
PWF is working with 358 disabled people mostly women with disabilities and children in the rural & urban slums areas of Faisalabad. After carrying out initial survey of accessible housing of disabled families, we have found that hundred of disabled persons are living miserable life in their own houses due to lack of accessible toilets and sanitation facilities. We have observed that quality of life of disabled people would not improve unless and until they have good sanitation facilities and water supplies. The goal of the project will be to improve sanitation, health and hygiene of 20 disabled families living in urban slums of Warispura slum of District Faisalabad.
We would like to construct low cost accessible toilet for disabled people in their homes and schools (if they are disabled are studying in schools and have problem with accessible toilets). We have also formed Community Rehabilitation Committee (CRC) responsible for the construction work of 20 toilets in the target slums. The family members will also contribute their input and keep toilet neat & clean and ensure that disabled people are using it without any barrier.
Location of the proposed project:
The Project will be implemented in the urban slums of the two towns of Faisalabad.
1) Iqbal Town and 2) Madina Town
Duration of the proposed project:
[Preference is for short duration project, and should therefore not exceed six months in any case.]
3 months from the starting of project.
Name of implementing organisation:
Pakistan Water Forum P-138, Street No.2, Mian Colony, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Is the organisation registered?
Yes the organization is registered under the company act
Registration number: RJSC/FSD/1030
Please find the attach copy of registration certificate
Names, titles and addresses of the project leaders:
[Please include telephone/fax number and e-mail addresses]
Please provide detailed information on the proposal, including on the need for a project, the project’s objectives and activities required to achieve the objectives:
Goal: The goal of the project is to improve the health and hygiene condition of disabled people living in unhygienic environment in urban slum areas by increasing access to modify sanitation facilities.
Objective: To create barrier free environment for persons with disabilities and to make special provisions for the integration of persons with disabilities into the social mainstream by improving sanitation facilities.
Situation Analysis of sanitation problem: In cities and towns like Faisalabad District with 8 million populations that lack sufficient water and sanitation, serious health problems can spread very quickly. The objective of this project is to improve quality of life of vulnerable people (Women and children with Disabilities) by providing accessible toilet facilities.
The main objective of this action is to enable 20 disabled families to overcome sanitation problem, which they face on daily bases in inaccessible or poorly constructed toilets in their home within a short period of three months time. This will enhance quality of life of these five disabled people living in poor housing and enable them to improve sanitation & hygiene condition of these families.
To makes conscious attempts in order to maximize the impact on the lives of persons with disabilities through promotion of human rights and importance of health and sanitation facilities in the community.
Strategies for constructing accessible toilets:
1) Will Involve disabled people in planning and be creative in finding solutions that fit their needs in home and or schools.
2) Accessible entrances, exists, aisles and main community or public gathering areas would be ensure.
3) Effort will be made to provide accessible toilet facilities nearby their room and class. Seating for persons with disabilities to be accessible from main entrances and lobbies.
4) Various seating/viewing choices to be provided for persons in wheelchairs throughout the main seating area or as per desire of the beneficiary.
5) We will ensure that Toilet shall be provided for the use of handicapped with essential provision of water tap or wash basin near the entrance for the handicapped.
Construction and modification of Latrines:
During construction of toilets in houses and schools where disabled girls and children are engaged and where necessary will be upgraded to a design that is a safer and easier to clean. Depending upon the situation and needs of disabled person, dry pits, ventilated, pour flush toilets will be built. It will be ensure that the toilet are easy to clean, accessible for both disabled and non-disabled persons, properly dispose of waste and reduce the opportunity for disease. Simple low cost hand washing facilities for each house will be preferred. The project will be completed in three month period of time period after the approval of the project.
Most of the PWDs require various types of aids and appliances for functional independence, mobility and activities of daily living. The type of assistive devices required by a PWD depends on the type and degree of disability and the living environment of the PWD. Same is true for accessible toilet facilities for disabled person in their home environment. Environmental sanitation and hygiene are equally important for disability prevention.
How will the organisation measure whether the project objectives have been achieved?
The Project will carry out evaluation after completion of the project in order to measure the objectives and impact of the project. The evaluation report will include visit to the direct beneficiaries houses, observe accessibility and sanitation facilities used by disabled person. Interview and case stories can be included in the evaluation report after six months
Who will benefit from the project, and what will they gain from it?
Keeping clean and disposing of human waste (feces and urine) are necessary for good health. If they are not taken care of in a safe way, this waste can pollute the environment and cause serious health problems, such as diarrhea, worms, cholera, and bladder infections.
Disabled people are mostly vulnerable and along with disability they suffered health problems most of the time and this is because of lack of sanitation and health facilities.
These disabled will be prevented from above diseases once they learn following principles. Ie Washing hands, bathing, and wearing clean clothes, using clean and safe toilets, keeping water sources clean, and disposing of garbage safely.
How will women benefit from the project, and what will be their role in making decisions about the project, carrying out the activities and evaluating the results?
Women usually gain substantial benefits from effective and integrated water, hygiene and sanitation programme. As women are the main users of water and sanitation services, sustainable improvement of these services in only possible through gender sensitive approaches. Hygiene promotion often focused on women only while men need to be targeted as well. Situational specific indicators have been developed to ensure a strong gender element in the programme. These range from working to ensure real participation of women in meetings, in decision-making about sir selection, timing of water supply, technologies, and so on. With respect of hygiene promotion, where many programme overlooks hygiene promotion for men.
What plans are there to ensure that the project is sustainable after Noah Foundation funding has ended?
Accessible infrastructure will remain in the house and children with disability/people will continue to get benefit out of these adaptations. The change in the attitude of various stakeholders in the community, including community leaders will prevail and they will take responsibility of disabled people living in their respective communities. The parents who have been sensitized and trained for hygiene and sanitation program will continue teach their family members including disabled person in the years to come. The mothers and care givers who have been trained for, personal care and hygiene will continue to provide good quality support to disabled person
What previous experience does the organisation have in implementing similar projects?
[Please include the names and contact details of references from previous projects]
PWF has completed its first project with same objectives with the help and grant of Australian High Commission Pakistan. In 2009 and 22 modified and accessible toilets were constructed by PWF