20 Feb 2017, 10:30AM
Mason training- Fixing of T-Pipes in Leach pits
Implementing States Bihar, India
Funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation /Population Services International (PSI)
Access to Sanitation by all still remains a dream, the various programs implemented in the country failing to deliver the desirable results. Neither the subsidized hardware support nor the demand driven approach had helped India to achieve the goal. Hence Population Services International is engaged in exploring the market based solution to increase the access and use of toilets through Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvement program. This sustainable market based approach for sanitation requires products and services that the consumers are willing to pay the cost. This also demands strengthening of the supply chain and improved knowledge and capacity of the service providers, particularly the key stakeholders.WASH Institute took the role of capacity building the relevant stakeholders in the project in 20 districts of Bihar. The project aims to train over 5000 Masons, 100 Turnkey solution providers and 100 Sales Personnel through the project.
WASH Institute was assigned with the responsibility of developing 3 elaborate and comprehensive modules which can be used to train the key stakeholders involved in the project viz., Turn Key Solution Providers, Business partners, Sales force and Masons. WASHi also organized a series of training programs to the stakeholders especially Masons. So far over 5687 Masons have been trained in different districts of Bihar. Besides this 50 cement ring manifactures and 32 sales and marketing persons were train Supportive supervision for construction of toilets was also provided.