Nawalparasi is the first out of three RWSSP-WN working districts in the challenging Terai context to declare Open Defecation Free. In the entire Nepal, Nawalparasi is the second Terai district to become ODF.
RWSSP-WN had provided training to Social Mobilizers of all municipalities and VDCs in Nawalparasi. RWSS-WN also conducted Orientation about sanitation and hygiene to VWASHCCs of all VDCs at VDC levels over the years. At district level we have conducted orientation to VDC secretaries. RWSSP-WN given reward money of Rs 500 per new toilet to VDC in its Phase I and Rs 300 to Tarai VDCs and Rs 200 to hill VDCs for sustainability of ODF and for conducting post ODF activities. We have also supported VDCs by triggering at community level, household visit for monitoring and use of toilet through our social staffs (Lead WASH Facilitators, Health Promoters,and Field Coordinators). We have also distributed behaviour change messages by media. We have also supported district by formation of WASH Journalist forum and orienting them.
With Best Regards, Shambhu Prasad Sah
D-WASH Adviser, Nawalparasi