Gramalaya in association with Oracle and CAF India has been implementing Sustainable Sanitation for the rural poor of Puducherry for the past 4 years.
Gramalaya has been focusing on WASHMAN concept – Water, Sanitation, Personal Hygiene, Menstrual Hygiene Management and Nutrition from this financial year. ( 2019-20) Gramalaya is currently forming innovative Community Based Organisations – CBOs in the name of WASHMAN committees instead of AWASH Committee – Association for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for effective implementation of project and sustainability of the project.
Sustainable Sanitation promotion in Puducherry supported by Oracle for 4th phase ( 2019-20) at Puducherry
15,000 Re-usable cloth pads were distributed to the 15,000 adoloscent girls at the schools of Puducherry.100 IHHLs – Individual Household Latrines were renovated. 15,000 – Students were oriented on WASHMAN concept
Previously Oracle project which is being implemented in the Puducherry Union Territory, a kind of CSR project, through Charities Aid Foundation-CAF-India, project called Providing Twin Leach Pits Toilets to the Felt needy communities at the Villages of Suthukeni,Manadipattu Komune and Thondamanatham,VilliyanoorKomune. To ensure accessible and sustainable sanitation facilities for 200 families in selected villages of Pudhucherry, and Project duration is between 1st April 2016 and31st March 2017 .
As far as Software component is concerned, Gramalaya provides it’s Value-added core activity is called Health and Hygiene education to the communities through AWASH committees, which is a Village structure, comprised by the men and women group of 20 members, sharing such responsibility of imparting the awareness and usage of Toilets with sustainability among the communities as peer educators. In connection with Hardware component, Gramalaya has internationally, accepted a Toilet attached Bathroom Technology, which is coined as Twin Leach Pits Toilet with core ideology of Economy utility of money and space, besides, dumped faeces would be recycled for farm manure adaptation. Thus, both Soft & Hardware components are Dual Motto Move of the Sanitation projects of the Gramalaya, same is being diligently, focused and implemented for the benefit of the communities’ well being, both Health and society respect by the way of staunching the Sanitation Rights towards Reaching to the unreached.
The Message of the Oracle project size, quantitatively, may be tiny, but is a so, mammoth Message to the entire Puducherry Union Territory to how the economised toilets are to be used with sustainable solutions to declare ODF-Open Defecation Free Union Territory, as Healthy UT and Wealthy Community aligning with The Honourable Prime Minister’s SBM Swachh Bharat Mission . Sure, Gramalaya-Oracle project will pave a roadmap to beurocratic settings to kick start the campaign moments in the UT. The Message and Success of the Project in the said Villages, Health Efficiency And Sanitation Hygiene Efficiency (HE and SHE) through AWASH assured and correlated with Gramalaya’s Exit policy.