Khula Afrika Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation registered in South Africa with footprints in Southern Africa mainly in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Zambia and Malawi. Our aim is to create platforms within marginalized and disadvantaged communities to bring social justice and economic growth.
Khula Afrika Foundation is founded on the following principles:
Inclusiveness and multi-stakeholder involvement
Community driven approaches
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH project- Sakabuka Informal Settlement, Pretoria)
WASH PROJECT GOAL
The project goal is a :
Sustainable environmental services, consisting of safe and clean water supply,safe sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion developed for 1000 households of Sakabuka informal settlement.Improved and healthy living environment.
The following are the project objectives.
1. Provide access to a safe communal toilet and bathrooms) facility for Sakabuka Informal
2. Provide access to safe drinking water for the Sakabuka Informal settlement
3. Promote good hygiene habits through education among the Sakabuka Informal
WASH PROJECT KEY ACTIVITIES
The project will be implemented in phases. The following are the key activities that will be carried out.
1) The building of communal sanitation facilities.
2) Installation of water pumps.
3) Training on water pump maintenance
4) Training of environmental hygiene health promoters.
A community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach will be used. The approach allows for full participation and ownership of the project. The approach originates from Kamal Kar’s evaluation of water aid in Bangladesh. The approach has been used in Africa with successful outcomes. The approach will be appropriate for the project as the community is aware of sanitation and hygiene challenges and its impact on their lives and there is a willingness to improve the situation.
The following are the project sustainability plans to be carried out:
1)The organisation governing structure has vast experience in project planning,
management, monitoring and evaluation.
2)The evidence-based strategies (LOGFRAME) and theory of change have been
developed and will be used.
3)The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach will be used. The approach allows
full participation and ownership of the project beyond the funding cycle.
4)Regular meetings and community feedback are planned. These will help the project to
identify areas of concern and develop a list of alternatives.
5)Coalition with the government department will be established to ensure that the
community continues to receive basic services.
6)The trained hygiene promoters are the greatest investment as they will continue to
advocate for a clean environment beyond the project funding cycle.
The following outcomes are expected.
1) One thousand (1000 ) households within Sakabuka community will have access to safe
2) Twelve (12 ) safe sanitation facilities (toilets and bathrooms) will be built.
3) Thirty (30) community members trained as a health and hygiene environmental
4) Ten (10) community members will be trained as pump maintenance workers.
The project will be able to create employment opportunities for community members. This will help reduce unemployment among the community members. It is estimated that approximately 50 employment opportunities will be created.