Title
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) for Tea Garden Workers.

Objective

  • To increase sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for tea garden workers fulfilling their rights and needs
  • To determine appropriate, effective and sustainable approaches and WaSH technologies to support the tea garden workers and scaling up the lessons
  • To increase institutional understanding and capacity of local service providers
  • To increase responsiveness and accountable of the duty bearers to support the tea garden workers upon recognition of their WaSH right
  • To capitalize critical knowledge on Tea Garden workers related to WaSH and share those in Local, regional as well as national level through advocacy campaign/ events
  • To recognize WaSH rights of the excluded group by the policy maker

Result
All tea garden have active WaSH committees, Individual or shared sanitary latrins for 80% of the population in the program area, Access to safe water supply for drinking and cooking purposes in the most needy Upazillas in the program area, Safe water and sanitary latrines for boys and girls for all schools in the program area.

Main Activities
Form a WaSH committee in each of the tea garden, Train the committee members on WaSH, Set up sanitation centers through local entrepreneurs, conduct assessment to determine sanitary services in all educational institutions in each of the 2 Upazilas, Repair, upgrade, or construct separate sanitary latrines with adequate water supply for boys and girls in all schools.

Location
6 tea gardens (Lackatoora, Doldoli, Kewachera, Burjan, Kalagul and Choragong) situated in Sylhet district.

Duration
2010-2016

Donor
WaterAid.