COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: The villagers requested the project, defined the location, identified local construction teams, labourers and external contractors, worked with the local women’s group to make sure the toilets and shower systems addressed their needs, and coordinated with the local municipality for support and cooperation in maintenance and cleaning of the sanitation block. A caretaker and his wife live in a small house at the site. The Foundation used the services of young volunteer architects to design the block in consultation with the villagers and supported the plumbing team who worked with the local construction team and plumbers, sharing knowledge and skills throughout the process to provide quality plumbing infrastructure.
PARTNERS: Australia: Paul Pholeros Foundation and Rotary Australia. Nepal: Dhulikhel Hospital and Dhulikhel Municipality; Bhattedanda village development committee and women’s group for local leadership and guidance. The PPF had oversight of the project and provided an Australian plumbing team. Rotary Australia funded the project. Dhulikhel Hospital partnered to provide public health awareness and hygiene training for the villagers. Dhulikhel Municipality will assist with future maintenance needs.