Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kitukiro

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2021-03-17

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2021-03-22 11:24:20 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2021-03-30 14:30:17 UTC
Trip Time
09:44-19:11 (9 h 27 m)
Village Time
12:28-17:24 (4 h 56 m)
Travel Time
4 h 31 m

Large group meetings

Men in Attendance
Women in Attendance
Staff Attendees
Martin Kibuuka,Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
LC1,LC2,Health Assistant,VHT,Parish Chief,Other 
Vistior Attendees
Total Attendance
Water Sanitation and Hygiene 
Lesson Taught
Martin Kibuka and Alex Walyomu were in Kitukiro village to carry out triggering in open defecation in the village. The village residents were well mobilized and attended in large numbers to learn more about the dangers of open defecation. Over 100 people attended the triggering session. From the baseline survey that was conducted recently in this village, many households were practicing open defecation and the village was generally in a very bad state. Over 50% of the households don’t meet the required sanitation standards. The village residents participated well during the triggering meeting, drawn the village map, spotted the homes in the village with open defecation and realized that their village was in trouble and needed to work together as a village to come out of this danger. The drama group was present and did a good job to mobilize people to attend the triggering meeting. They performed songs, drama and poem to teach the village residents the values of proper hygiene and sanitation. The leaders from the sub county led by the health assistant, Mr. Baguma Denis appreciated kibo group for the intervention in Kitukiro and told Alex and Martin that this had come at a right time since the need is alarming in this community. There is a great need for water since the available source serving three villages dried up and also the sanitation standards are critical. The village residents were encouraged to cooperate with kibo group since the government can’t do anything now in their village. This is a rare opportunity for their village and need to use it wisely and don’t take it for granted. After the whole process in triggering, the village residents selected a sanitation committee to aid this program. Kibo group supported this village with 4 new pick axes and 4 shovels to help this community as they construct these sanitation facilities in their homes. All the village members present were encouraged to construct facilities up to standard and gave themselves a one month deadline for the sanitation program. One village member called Joseph in a way to speed up the program promised to dig 3 pit latrines measuring 15 ft for 3 old people that can’t manage to dig on their own. This was welcomed by all the people in the village and promised to work very hard to reach the required standards since there is a critical need for water in the village. 
Next Visit
2021-04-07 - Purpose: To follow up with the sanitation committee members meeting and plan to start home to home visits.
Program Success
The village residents turned up in large numbers to attend the triggering meeting.
Program Critical Needs
Many homes need to work very hard to improve on their sanitation and hygiene standards since there are many cases of open defecation. Also the village faces a big challenge of accessing clean water since the only borehole available dried up and yet was being shared by 3 villages of Busige, Busikwe B and Kitukiro- Busumba
Program Ownership
The village leaders are very receptive and are willing to help their community change.
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
The sanitation committee together with the village leaders need to meet and discuss the approach to use to have all the people participate in the sanitation program.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To call the sanitation committee members to follow up on the meeting they held and to start follow ups in all the homes

Report Photos

17616 Many people in Kitukiro turned up to learn about the values of proper sanitation and hygiene practices in their homes and understand the dangers of open defecation.
17619 Some village members from Kitukiro drawing the village map showing all households in the village and homes with open defecation cases.
17622 The village leaders and the sanitation committee members received 4 pick axes and 4 shovels to help the village improve on their sanitation standards. These tools were a support from Kibo group to Kitukiro village.
17625 The drama group performed songs, poems about sanitation and hygiene educating the village members more about proper hygiene and sanitation practices
17628 The drama group performed well and added a voice to teach people the values of proper hygiene and sanitation
17631 Alex W and Martin kibuka led the triggering session in Kitukiro and the village residents appreciated kibo group for guiding them through learning the dangers of proper sanitation and hygiene.