Practicum implementation strategy 

  • Strengthening partnership with government and targeted communities;
  • Capacity buildings for partners, CLTS committees, volunteers
  • Community participation and empowerment
  • revitalizing CLTS committees and community volunteers
  • Applying SEED-SCALE principles to identify and grow  local seeds of success ;

  Community participation and contributions

The targeted communities have also an excellent history of active participation in development efforts in their communities together with the government’s national strategy of CLTS approach can create a good opportunity for the success of CLTS  approaches in Buchach village. Moreover, the availability of local materials like eucalyptus tree, bamboos and false banana can be used as valuable resources for the construction of household latrines. For implementing CLTS intervention, 105,000 Birr(455 USD) amount of resources will be mobilized from the targeted communities.

        Reporting ,  Monitoring and evaluation

The entire CLTS implementation process will be thoroughly documented from outset using standard formats to facilitate communication from village to coordinator and then lastly integrating to the district’s health system. Within the village, monitoring and documentation should be the responsibility of community CLTS Committees, volunteers with the routine technical support of the project coordinator. Progress recording formats will be developed and distributed to CLTS Committees and volunteers; and progress report will be collected on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. Besides giving prompt feedback to CLTS committees and community volunteers, the results of the report will be used to make informed decisions to improve the quality of the project. Community documentation in the village level should include: preparing action plans, minutes of meetings, activity briefs, latrine construction checklists, household visit data, and documentation on latrine design (photos, drawings and physical models), community mapping. Review meetings and joint supervision with partners will also be conducted on a monthly and quarterly basis to identify and address implementation related challenges using evidences that collected from the analysis of reports and supervision results.

      End of evaluation, after six months of project implementation, will be conducted to measure and determine whether the project achieved the desired goal of creating open defecation free environment. The selected indicated at the baseline stage will be used to measure the achievements of the project. Well experienced independent external evaluator will be recruited to conduct the final end of evaluation applying valid procedures and methods. The result of the final evaluation will be shared to local government health officials and other partners who are interested to utilize the result. The lessons of the final evaluation will also be used to inform future actions for preparing further project proposals in order to scale up the CLTS approach to other villages.