Public private partnerships can effectively trigger change. This has been demonstrated by SRSP’s collaboration with the District Education Department in Abbottabad and Haripur under the British Council funded Take a Child to School initiative. An event was organized to acknowledge the efforts of the department, which has resulted in enrollment increase by 11,000 children in schools.
Three days training on Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) was organized for 30 elected members (18 male and 12 female) in District Buner under WASH PATs plus project. The objective of the training was to orient the participants on WASH policy framework at district level, provide low cost solutions regarding sanitation and water safety and to elaborate their role in open defecation free (ODF) declaration, verification, certification and sustainability check. Furthermore, their knowledge was enhanced on gender mainstreaming, equity, disaster risk reduction, climate change and environmental protection. The training was organized by SRSP in collaboration with Government of KPK and funded by UNICEF.