Angashettyhalli is 5 km from Malur town, and 5 km away from Areleri GP , this small village has 91HH of 448 population. based on a community and children need the module project of rainwater harvesting and sanitation programme is planned.

Narrative

Building, construction we thought as a time limit job, we can hire a local community members who are construction workers themselves to complete the task, but every step we realized it was not a simple work when you’re committed to make participation.

The series of meetings were conducted with teachers ,masons and got two to three high quoted estimated .Based on this and to learn , the organization took up day to day monitoring , and purchase of required materials through staff Krishnamurthy and local elder will support the whole process, hiring local laborers.
The construction started with preparation of planning , construction area ,width and materials, initially the community showed no interest after learning we are serious in mainting the quality ,example , we rejected half backed bricks which is 2 rupees per piece and sand , they joined and appreciated our staff
in the field ,
Every step had a review discuss and correction if needed with chandrababu and myself and fields staff. Many time with village community also, when they expressed they want to use toilet as one more room not as a toilet.

The construction of both Rainwater harvesting (23 long/14 ft width) and toilet with two seater(10/8) has been completed with the budget of 43000.00 rupees apart from organization administration cost.
The skill and experience has been gained by the staff.

The review every week, every day phone and mail exchanges and weekly visits from head office to support and guide the field staff.
In spite, some of the Quality required in fitting window, toilet seats and filters is not up to the mark as planned, due too availability at local area.

  • Kalpana Patel of PhotoPhilanthropy
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    Implementation Status: completed Thu 04 Jul 2013, About 7 Years ago

    Volunteer Photographer for Malur Taluk Water Project visit w/AA Foundation

    I visited Angashetty with AA Foundation and got this unique opportunity to see the completed water and sanitation project in the angadwadi and also talk to the women who send their kids their. Before the water and sanitation projects weren't in place, parents weren't very keen on sending their kids to the Angadwadi and rather leave them at home due to obvious reasons. But many thanks to the initiative taken by PWX and AA Foundation, the sanitation and water problems are now solved and up and running and kids are sent regularly to the angadwadi with its safe and hygienic environment.

    The toilets were in use and considerably in good condition with no odor. The caretakers of the angadwadi did a good job to keep the system up and running. However, the rainwater pipe that runs from the rooftop to the tank below was displaced, the reason given was that the kids while playing had dislocated it. I guess this is a small issue of maintenance which will be taken care in the future.

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    Implementation Status: completed Thu 04 Jul 2013, About 7 Years ago

    Visitor

    The toilets were being used and well maintained. No odor. The rain barrel on site was about 1/2 full but the pipes draining the roof were no longer connected. The teacher said that the children play with it and broke it recently. The water was used to clean the bathrooms and also used for cooking.

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  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: completed Mon 15 Apr 2013, About 7 Years ago

    Increased attendance in angnawadi's

    The organisation has been supporting the anganwadi center in upgrading the quality of education ,health and also maintenance of infrastructural , recent information collected by our staff nandini has shown a remarkable increase in attendance of children to the the angnawadi, regular visits , inputs , activities and improved infrastructural such as water resources and toilets is one of the factor.

    The angnwadi staff also been supporting in terms of maintenance and receiving the inputs such training session on health and education.

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    Implementation Status: completed Thu 04 Apr 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    Followup field visit

    Myself visited along with advisory board Ms Indiraswamynathan who intracted with anganwadi and class 1st and 2nd children, deomosnstrated for teachers and staff many simple methods to stimulate learning among children, the half a day session with children was interesting and beneficial accr to teachers.

    It was also observed the toilets were maintained by angnawadi helpers.And regularly used by children. the watertank was full with water supply from GP. the tree planted in the month of November has all survived and care taken by children.

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    Implementation Status: completed Tue 25 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Follow up-Reporting

    From 24rth December to 28th December Organisation is doing a assessment of the completed project in the field, regarding labour work , material used , accounts and interviewing community, after this completed final report will be uploaded,
    as of now all the work have been completed and also water connection has been made.

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    Implementation Status: completed Thu 20 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Report

    Nandini field educationist , have worked a time table with anganwadi teacher, before they didin' t had specific timing for using rest room, now the timings are made morning 10,after noon 1pm, and evening 3 pm, although the children who are very small and not used. teachers have guided to make it dialy practice.

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    Implementation Status: completed Wed 19 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Report

    Grampanchayat secretary had visited the project site, and give permission to drawn panchayat water from the Cistern out side.

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: completed Fri 14 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Completion of toilet and rainwater harvesting structure

    The women and child department has been informed , and GP about completion of the work,GP needs some time to give water connection , as it is busy in elections.( till then there is GP bore well supply to cistern in front of anganwadi, they have to fetch the water from there as they are doing now).

    We thank all the villages laborers who involved in construction work and Mr Chandrappa village elder who monitored the work, Also all the school teachers who initiated discussion and involved in budgeting.
    Also Our staff who through hard work gained good experience.
    and volunteers team who filled the AW center and toilet with colors and planting trees around.
    We thank PWX who supported and guided us to do things in our time. and also waiting for comments from Peers group

    Hope all the above team work will bring changes in future in terms of good practices on health and hygeine

    Our followups will be on effective usages of toilets by the children, increased learning among children in usage of toilet,(in turn influencing their families to built a toilet in houses) importance of safe drinking, saving water , and planting trees. This will be disseminated in each angawadi through teaching aids by the foundation with angawadi workers.

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    Implementation Status: completed Fri 14 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Completion of toilet and rainwater harvesting structure

    The women and child department has been informed , and GP about completion of the work,GP needs some time to give water connection , as it is busy in elections.

    We thank all the villages laborers who involved in construction work and Mr Chandrappa village elder who monitored the work, Also all the school teachers who initiated discussion and involved in budgeting.
    Also Our staff who through hard work gained good experience.
    and volunteers team who filled the AW center and toilet with colors and planting trees around.
    We thank PWX who supported and guided us to do things in our time.

    Hope all the above team work will bring changes in future in terms of good practices on health and hygeine

    Our followups will be effective usages of toilets by the children, increased learning among children in usage of toilet,(in turn influencing their families to built a toilet in houses) importance of safe drinking, saving water , and planting trees. This will be disseminated in each angawadi through teaching aids by the foundation with angawadi workers.

  • Implementation Status: completed Wed 12 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Reporting

    On 11th evening ,the teacher called and felt sorry about 8th incidence, and said they are ready to meet us plan other related activity which we also agreed to have meeting in third week of December 2012.

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    Implementation Status: completed Wed 12 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Reporting

    Mr.Chandrababu had few technical corrections( connection to water storage tank level and filters) to be made in rainwater harvesting, Krishnamurti have taken suggestion and will be completing on 12th December. Also Babu wanted to know in what ratio the sand and cement are mixed for the construction

    The tiles work is completed and all related work to toilet, the photos will reach us on 12 th evening.

    The logo painted by children and volunteers needs correction .

  • Implementation Status: completed Tue 11 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Reporting

    Thou we had been sharing our day to day work with peer group, As a new group we had to experience the system existing in terms of RW or any construction related work in the field .Our team work/experience was on child rights issue, and had least experience in construction public structure,
    The Agnashetty halli construction has given us a new dimension to under stand the force, system and corruption ,dominance involved when we want to implement in the field level.

    We would like to share our preparation ,implementation level opinions and learnings.

    One Day seminar With Ayappa Masagi

    The foundation has organised one day awarnes programme and invited Mr Anappa Masagi a Asoka fellow as a resource person 6 months back.
    the information on rainwater was useful as GP member , teachers and community representative , children learnt the importance of harvesting rainwater and using toilet, Based on this our foundation had discussion with Ayappa Masagi to support in designing the rainwater harvesting for the Angashetty halli ,he quoted a 40/40 width open tank dried to plan and implement RS 22 laks which involved pooling all drain water to the small pond. He learnt from us that we are applying for PWX fund ,Later came to know he have approached PWX. He suggested to us to work under him,if PWX supports.

    Later when we approached for RW budget- there was no reply and once he called that The Kolar DC has asked him to take up Malur for RW in our villages where we planned,we ignored all his communication and concentrated on our work.

    The planning with local school teachers on RW and toilets.
    The three masons have quoted 50-60 thousand rupees for the toilet construction alone.Later Teacher group was upset as we didn't agree.

    One mason from kolar Quoted 1,50 000 thousand rupees. after one day exposure to Bangalore.
    Later We decided to hire labour and buy materials , to see what will be actual cost.

    The meeting with angawadi workers , local mason and village elders and letter to GP was given.

    In this process local village elder gave his time to monitor the construction activity as well sand and jelly worth of half load for construction.

    The labourers in the villages were involved in the construction.

    The construction of toilet 9 ft/8ft with 2 camods and RW costed (expenditure file attached).

    Organisation have taken the following decision after this construction.
    The each toilet and RW construction budget will be differences according to the size,So the materials will be supplied and laborer from the village will be hired, till we get a reasonable ,committed mason in the field.

    The shops identify will supply materials, and payment wil be made by cheque.

    Krishnamurti to continue reporting every day work as well once a week settlement of accounts. He also felt that community had least participation when construction was taking place, the awarnes programme for community through interaction and meeting is planned in December month.

    The size f the toilet constructed is little big, so to work out in observing the school toilet already built by SSA for the next project dimension.

    RW will vary according to the building existing.

    The GP will supply water to angawadi which will be used for drinking , cooking and toilet, as well rainwater connection is also there for the 1000ltrs tank installed.( the Photographs will be posted soon on completion of work).

    The day to today discussion over the phone and reporting has taken place , every week two to three visits has been made by myself and our staff krishnamurthy has been on the field every day and updating PWX.

    We have presented and planned work with Taluk office ,GP and Monthly meeting of Anganwadi Malur cluster.
    foundation have hired the staff to work closely with Anganwadi's and to monitor utilization of the resources built.
    currently waiting for GP to supply water, which in day or two the connections will be provided by them.

    On totally when it comes to Donor and implementer, the day today sharing Through SMS,over the phone in need and reports, helped us to take away burden , stress for future work, and motivating to take up more projects like this and also experience our mistakes happened.
    Our staff also need technical training which is happening in the process now with interaction.

    Thankyou

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: completed Sun 09 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Toilet and rainwater harvesting

    The project of toilet construction and RW has been completed on 7th late evening , the last few cleaning up and fixing up pipes connection will be done on Sunday. The foundation had organized child friendly wall painting on 8th Saturday, The anganwadi and toilets were painted by volunteer( (Awareness and Active Group) with few children and villages children , This 7 hours programme of 30 volunteers ,staff and local community completed painting , planting 50 saplings around the anganwadi and villages ( neem , chickoo, jack fruit,poppy tree(Singapore cherry), mulberry, amla,)various variety planted provided by Kolar Forest department. The responsibilities of takeing care of plants is given to each children in the village, anganwadi workers and grampanchayat member Chandrappa to water and safe guard the plants.

    The toilet built was also painted by the children .

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: completed Sun 09 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Toilet and rainwater harvesting

    The project of toilet construction and RW has been completed on 7th late evening , the last few cleaning up and fixing up pipes connection will be done on Sunday. The foundation had organized child friendly wall painting on 8th Saturday, The anganwadi and toilets were painted by volunteer( (Awareness and Active Group) with few children and villages children , This 7 hours programme of 30 volunteers ,staff and local community completed painting , planting 50 saplings around the anganwadi and villages ( neem , chickoo, jack fruit,poppy tree(Singapore cherry), mulberry, amla,)various variety planted provided by Kolar Forest department. The responsibilities of takeing care of plants is given to each children in the village, anganwadi workers and grampanchayat member Chandrappa to water and safe guard the plants.

    The toilet built was also painted by the children .

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: completed Sun 09 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Toilet and rainwater harvesting

    Dear Rajesh
    Yesterday on 8th , during interaction with chandrappa local GP member came to know there was materials contribution for toilet foundation stone and sand, jelly also during last pace of work, which was not mentioned from our staff, so today will be getting exact contribution received from local community, which we would like to acknowledge in our reports. So latest by Tuesday evening all related , accounts and reports statement will upload.

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: completed Sun 09 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    toilet and rainwater construction

    On 9th evening Sunday,Chandrababu,krishnamurthy and myself had a review for 2 and half hour, taking feedback and experience of krishnamurthy in the process, difficulties ,challenges he faces , corrections to be made for next project and few alterations required for toilet and RW.

    Planning for Bingipura Angawadi.

  • Implementation Status: completed Sat 08 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    toilet and rainwater construction

    while wall panting was happening at Anganwadi premises, the group of teachers and cluster resource persons came to the spot, they were upset about we haven't given the construction work to the mason whom they suggested last time , who quoted 52 thousand for toilet only. As I was trying to explain them ,we have built in a reasonable cost, they got angry and suggested to donate for children exposure trip rather than doing unwanted things like toilet construction which is not important as they said.

    Thou I was trying to explain politely, they were least interested to listen , i am writing them to organised a meeting , where I have to put effort to make them understand the concept of whole programme and issues related.

    I said due to the reason of children dropout is found in higher numbers and we mentioned doing two day camps and enroll them to school ,still they said it is not important programme for them an only interested in conducting events ,and insisted donation from the foundation.

    From the Day I our staff and ourselves are facing a force to agree for the budget they have made, and we are not getting the support expected.But we have determind, and taking peoples help who are related to angawadi,specially our staff krishnamurthy discuss each aspect taking suggestions and getting the work done.

    After internal discussion on sunday, Till we identify committed people after awarness programme in various level, our staff will monitor and take up construction with hired labour work and foundation will pay directly to the materials providers in Malur identified shops to avoid cash transactions.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 7 Dec, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: in_progress Wed 05 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Toilet construction

    The field visit was done by myself today,Not happy the pace of work, learnt because of rain work is progressing slowly.
    The toilet seat fixed,not happy, the size specification was not followed by staff, flooring and covering pit,door fixing is pending,
    The door was quoted 1200 rupees, asked to find out reasonable rate.
    Only cement plastering the labours have taken 5 days.
    Accounts and bills materials estimation is pending from staff, Materials not purchase as per quoted last week advance request.
    discussed,feedback given and asked to complete by 7th.
    krishnamurthy asked to settle the accounts on Thursday morning.

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: in_progress Mon 03 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    toilet construction

    Today monthly review meeting was conducted at Bangalore, the PWX work progress was reviewed , As per discussion with Mr. Rajesh on Saturday Ist December ,foundation is planning for one more project in the Areleri grampanchyat , in this regard field visits will be done on 5th December , the toilet and rainwater harvesting will be completed on 4rth December 2012.
    Accounts and planning related to the PWX programme was done with Krishnamurthy.
    New staff Nandini has been selected for the role of field educationist to upgrade teaching ,learning among children at Anganwadi.
    Advisor Mrs Indiraswamynathan and Technical Advisory KalpanaNiranjanmaka also part of meeting and discussed about upgrading and increasing teaching in Anganwadi.
    Planned to have a checklist and phase wise curriculum.
    Ms. Nandini will play a role of facilitator in Anganwadi for disseminating teaching methodologies to children and teachers as well Reporting the same to foundation and to PWX specially on training children to use toilet and safe drinking water, health related aspects related every day.

    The second phase of PWX grant has been received Rs 56,672/- .

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: in_progress Sat 01 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Plastering wall

    On 30th the cement Plastering is in progress, The foundation is appointing education coordinator and conducted interview on November 18th, her role will be to upgrading the education methodologies and asses learning ability of child, health and hygiene. process reporting of the activities , supporting teachers, she will be guided and training's will be provided by aa foundation. The Monthly meeting with the team is scheduled on 3rd December'12

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: in_progress Sat 01 Dec 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Plastering wall

    On 30th the cement Plastering is in progress, The foundation is appointing education coordinator and conducted interview on November 18th, her role will be to upgrading the education methodologies and asses learning ability of child, health and hygiene. process reporting of the activities , supporting teachers, she will be guided and training's will be provided by aa foundation. The Monthly meeting with the team is scheduled on 3rd December'12

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: in_progress Fri 30 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    work progress

    on 29th kolar was Bundh by all political parties called off for permanent solution of water crises,hence the work didn't take place, the materials were in need. today hoping the work will resume. planning to paint the Angawadi after 4rth December.

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    Implementation Status: in_progress Fri 30 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    work progress

    On 29th kolar was Bundh, which was called by all political parties for permanent solution of water crises,hence the work didn't take place, the materials were in need. today hoping the work will resume. planning to paint the Angawadi after 4rth December.

  • Implementation Status: in_progress Wed 28 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Accounts status

    Oct 2012 work included, field preparation , discussion and communication with community ,department and field visits to other project for toilet and rainwater harvesting,
    The expenditure occurred for travel ,telephone,internet charges of programme officer and field personal was on 20th October Rs 4500.00( Four thousand five hundred).

    November 2012 work included field visits ,meetings with teachers,mason, and actual work progressed after release of advance in different working stages.
    The Expenditure flow chart is as below
    Stage I preparation

    1/11/2012- Salary project officer and Programme Associate( 10000+4000) for the month of Oct'12.
    Stage II-foundation

    On 15/11/12-Advance to krishnamurthy-5000.00(Cement bags,foundation stones,labor charges).
    Stage-III Raising wall

    21/11/12- Advance to krishnamurthy-10,000.00(Bricks,cement,sand and partial labour)

    Stage -IV Roofing and plastering wall

    23/11/12-Advance to krishnamurthy-5800.00( Roof sheets,steel pipes,clamps,cement windows, transportation,bricks and loading and unloading charges).
    25/11/12- payed labour charges-3500.00

    Stage-V- Rainwater harvesting structure and flooring ,pit digging and toilet basins fixing

    28/11/12-Advance to Krishnamurti-8000.00 ( to purchase, pipes,toilet seats,water storage tank,cement pit rings and transportation charges.

    Payed Internet and telephone bills on 24rth November'12-1600.00

    Next week expenditure will be purchase of materials for door and tiles for flooring and 2nd project mtrls,salaries and travel,( which will cost 30,000 and above)

    Based on the above expenditure following suggestions and planning has been made to improve next project.

    Chandrababu commented there was no need of cement foundation of two layers done, can save cement and labor next time.
    There was no need to buy three steel pipe for supporting the roof , one was sufficient and to discuss before purchasing, ( later only one steel pipe has been used and two are remaining in the stock.)
    To asses the number of bricks and cement bags needed, so to buy at a time to save transportation charges.

    Roofing sheets to be bought in 10ft length instead of 6 sheets of 6 ft

    Next project to discuss with Anganwadi supervisor and teacher to derive some support like watering the foundation and wall, unloading materials etc.

    To hire 2 labors instead of three and four persons.

    The partition between two toilet seaters by kadappa stone has been cancelled,it is decoded not to have partition as the children can chat each other.also stone inbetween may fall in due time.

    The cement Roofing was cancelled due to expenditure increase to another 10,000 Rs felt not necessary.

    Window fitted are small,before approval it was fixed, to check nexttime and the height of door to roof to leave more gap for ventilation , the gap was measured and shown by babu.

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    Implementation Status: in_progress Tue 27 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    roofing completed .Cement plastering is progress .Acct settlement pending from field.Waiting for children toilet seat

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Tue 27 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    the work is not in progressing today as a result of death due to road accident of one of the labour relative

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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Sun 25 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    vara and babu visitd project .Babu questions on double layer foudation.Lenth of sheet. Windows. Three labour not neccsary slow work

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Sat 24 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    windows fixed,walls completed.Roof materials arrived.

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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Fri 23 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    dicussed With rajesh on field challenge during construction,fund relatd. Suggestion and changes noted.

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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Fri 23 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    discusion with mason changing plan instead of concrete roof. Arp-Sheet wil be used for roof

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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Thu 22 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    on 21st krishnamuqthy repnrting and settling accounts and planning 2nd phase of construction.

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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Thu 22 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    purchased brick load and two more course of foundation layers completed by labourers . Non co operation by community .Mtg decided to coduct on 22nd .

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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Thu 22 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    field visit mtg community and officials and at construction site done by varalakshmi

  • krishna murthy of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Mon 19 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    17/11/12 materials purchase. Cement and stones comeing to place

  • krishna murthy of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Mon 19 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    on 18th sunday , the worker started to dig the foundation , and completed , the materials for the foundation stone and sand has arrived.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 18 Nov, 2012 Preparation Phase
  • krishna murthy of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Fri 16 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Chandar babu sir gave technical details and guided on process.finalised toilet drawing. Taken advance for material purchase.

  • Implementation Status: in_progress Sat 10 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Preparation meeting on 10th November

    On 10th November 2 different quotations was worked out by the group of community elders , teachers and mason of Angasheety halli , they worked out only for the toilet construction of Rupees 52,000.000(fifty two thousand) apart from labour and rainwater structure for another 20,000(Twenty thousand).
    Teachers said monitoring daily basis and reporting they can't do and as a result their transportation and monitoring will cost them.
    Based on the above discussion on 12th meeting with staff Krishnamurti Aa foundation decided to experiment to know the actual cost,materials and time involved. In supervision of one of the village elder name Mr. Chandrappa , who volunteered started the project giving in charge to krishnamurthy who will buy the materials, every day monitoring and reporting , and weekly field visit by varalakshmi.

  • Dean Forbes of PhotoPhilanthropy
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    Implementation Status: pending Sat 10 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    PhotoPhilanthropy visit to Malur villages with Aa Foundation

    I joined Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network and Peer Water Exchange, along with other guests, to visit schools in rural Malur district that Aa Foundation has proposed doing rainwater harvesting and sanitation projects. Photos of the visit are included.

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  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Thu 08 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    on 8th Nov meeting held in malur for planng construction work of toilet and rw..also for visitor from pwx. Children gramsabha. Staff and community ...

  • Anonymous
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed Thu 08 Nov 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    returning from visit to 3 sites

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Thu 18 Oct 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    On 5th and 16th of oct foundation management had discussion with rajesh on implementation.Cost.Design.And other issues related.

  • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Wed 17 Oct 2012, Over 7 Years ago

    Training for staff on reporting thru sms on PWX

Angashettyhalli is 5 km from Malur town, and 5 km away from Areleri GP , this small village has 91HH of 448 population. based on a community and children need the module project of rainwater harvesting and sanitation programme is planned.

Narrative

Building, construction we thought as a time limit job, we can hire a local community members who are construction workers themselves to complete the task, but every step we realized it was not a simple work when you’re committed to make participation.

The series of meetings were conducted with teachers ,masons and got two to three high quoted estimated .Based on this and to learn , the organization took up day to day monitoring , and purchase of required materials through staff Krishnamurthy and local elder will support the whole process, hiring local laborers.
The construction started with preparation of planning , construction area ,width and materials, initially the community showed no interest after learning we are serious in mainting the quality ,example , we rejected half backed bricks which is 2 rupees per piece and sand , they joined and appreciated our staff
in the field ,
Every step had a review discuss and correction if needed with chandrababu and myself and fields staff. Many time with village community also, when they expressed they want to use toilet as one more room not as a toilet.

The construction of both Rainwater harvesting (23 long/14 ft width) and toilet with two seater(10/8) has been completed with the budget of 43000.00 rupees apart from organization administration cost.
The skill and experience has been gained by the staff.

The review every week, every day phone and mail exchanges and weekly visits from head office to support and guide the field staff.
In spite, some of the Quality required in fitting window, toilet seats and filters is not up to the mark as planned, due too availability at local area.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The RW and toilet is built in government land premises planned for anganwadi, as well the anganwadi will cater 30-40 children every year, the maintenance is done by the anganwadi workers and GP.

Developing practice to use and creating awarness is done by field staff from organisation.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The community was initially curious about the toilet construction ,they preferred one more classoroom instead of toilet, Also about RW structure, and support was least,
Later during construction , they participate d in cleaning,provided worth of 2500 rupees sand and stones.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

The project supported the organisation overall goal of achieving the local level network for development , not only awareness and teaching , the facility was also provided to them .

community are now interested to build rainwater structure's for their houses, which will be taken forward with them with their contribution in further discussions.

There was no clarity given by the GP in their involvement, as many times they said the project has been sanctioned to construction new anganwadi building with out toilets?

Impact

People Impacted: 42

People Getting Sanitation: 42

The toilet built will be used by 40 children and two teachers of the Anganwadi center.The effort from field staff along with ANW is making effort to bring more children to AW.

The children were not used to use the toilet as of no practice by parents and community either , the village of 91 HH has three toilets.
The children, Adolocents and women in the village are most effected people without toilet facility.

The ides of installing rainwater harvesting structure for the Anganwadi building and toilet is to see the children are getting practice using and also motivating community through awareness on usage of toilets in their home premises.

we often in our visits observed the wet pants of the children , where it showed lack of training for children for break period in class time is not done by AW.

The toilet built has two seater as the children are from 3-6 years and a water storage cement tank inside the toilet, with space for cleaning themselves or showering.

The inside water small cement tank is stored water from the outside ,where a 1000ltrs of tank is installed , which fills by Grampanchayat bore well water,also during rainy season from roof stop rainwater.the water is also presently used for cooking food and cleaning premises of Angawadi.

The inside and outside walls of toilet and classrooms are painted with child-friendly paintings by volunteer from Maa fiber link communication,Pvt,Ltd who sponsored the event,( until now three such projects have been completed by them) to attract and making them to retain in the class room till evening every day.earlier the strengthen of children was to increase in lunch time only.

The Fiber link communications also planted around 50 tree saplings in around th e Anganwadi premises and villages, which is communicated and given responsible to school children to take care.
The organization had taken initiative to built toilet and rainwater harvesting based on the need, the community especially women and children face the sever problems of basic amenities such as water and sanitation.
The children/community are not proactive to use toilet as the 91 HH villages had three toilet built by little privilege people in the area. Other 250 community do open defecation.

Our very idea of bringing institutional change selected the anganwadi, the local institution which functions 5-6 hours a day without toilet facility for tiny toddlers of 3-6years who attend daily.
Our observation among children, usually we see either the children pass urine in Anganwadi compound or within the classroom.
Now the children and teacher s are using the toilet, especially children feels happy for new facilities and teachers as they also had difficult earlier.
The water storage tanks fitted stores water supplied from GP, used for cooking and cleaning purpose.
The time table, awareness and follow-ups are done by the field educationist Nandini, ensures the toilets and cleanliness is maintained inside the premises.

People Getting Other Benefits: 2

Teacher and helper , the staff of Anganwadi center will be using.

Funding

funded:
$1,000
Community:
$50
Final Cost:
$1,000
edit $1,000:
Arghyam

Plan/Proposal