One would wake up to see long queue of women and children with buckets and utensils at the village well. They had to pull up bucket full of water. This was energy and time consuming. ”expressed Muhammad Zamin, A local resident of village Manz Dara Goraj, District Shangla”. After PEACE intervention in the area the villagers prioritized installation of hand pump to get easy access to drinking water. The scheme has enabled 39 households of the village to gain easy access to clean water for drinking and other purposes. The project is completed under EU funded PEACE programme.
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.