Handholding events

The objective of the hand holding support is to build the capacities of the core field team for implementing the Community-Led Sanitation approach. The capacity of the core team is built through rigorous training on the principles and practices of community led approach. The trained resource is given hand holding support during the on-ground implementation. The idea is to provide technical support in implementation of initiatives to create demonstrable units of ODF communities by the communities themselves in a time bound manner and in the process build the capacity of the core team. Based on the learning from this demonstration, the Government can suitably scale-up the approach across the district/state in different phases.


Project: Strengthen the capacity of state institutions in rural water supply and sanitation sector in Bihar

The broad objective of the assignment is to strengthen the capacity of state institutions in rural water supply and sanitation sector in Bihar to accelerate NBA implementation using CATS/CLTS as a core community mobilization approach. This is proposed to be done by creating a pool of master trainers trained in CATS / CLTS methodology within the PHED / Bihar State Water and Sanitation Mission (BSWSM) system, through this assignment, who can in turn train ‘Swachhata doots’ and help to complement the ongoing NBA programme in the state and scale up sanitation initiatives in all the districts, to achieve open defecation free outcomes.
Project: NRLM Karnataka
NRLM –Karnataka is keen to scale up sanitation in the Gram Panchayats where SHG federations are actively functioning under NRLM intervention. It is envisaged that, capacity building of NRLM resources will results in achieving ODF status of 40 GPs where they are active across 4 districts. The four districts selected for the interventions are Mysore, Tumkur, Koppal and Gadag. UNICEF entrusted Feedback Foundation to undertake the task.
Project: UNICEF, Madhya Pradesh
12-Training of Master Trainers (5 days training), 20 Supportive Supervision in district level trainings (5 days training, 64- Supportive Supervision in block level trainings (3 days training). To facilitate 6 villages in each district ODF.
Project: HCL Foundation
HCL Foundation has agreed to cooperate Feedback Foundation for Capacity Building and providing hand holding support to facilitate 5 GPs ODF on sustainable basis.
Project: UNICEF, Tamil Nadu
Two districts of Tamil Nadu viz. Coimbatore and Madurai are being focused by the State government to make them ODF by end of 2016. The current IHHL coverage in Coimbatore is 81.86% which is second highest in the state whereas, the coverage in Madurai district is 57.73%. To achieve the objective of creating ODF district, capacity building of resources on CATS approach at various levels towards scaling up the mission is required.
Project: UNICEF, Uttar Pradesh
10-Training of Motivators (5 days training), five batches of 3 day refresher workshop in the district. Two divisional level workshop and 1 state level workshop. The assignment also involves providing handholding support to 10 focused district to scale up SBM-G.
Project: 62 villages facilitated to become ODF in two districts of Odisha
Feedback has provided handholding support in 2 districts of Odisha, where 62 villages have been facilitated to become ODF. This was supported by Govt. of Odisha. With support from UNICEF Odisha, FF was mandated to build the capacities of UNICEF project coordinators and DWSM through handholding support in Koraput district of Odisha to create Semiliguda block Open Defecation free.
Feedback Foundation in association with UNICEF Assam has piloted the CLTS approach in Dibrugarh district of Assam to create Lahoal block Open Defecation Free. 5 GPs, including 40 wards have attained ODF status. Based on the learning from Dibrugarh, the Foundation was engaged to provide handholding support to create Lakwa block open defecation free in Sivasagar district. Now the District has owned up the entire process and is driving the campaign on its own.

Feedback Foundation & UNICEF State Office in Rajasthan, demonstrated ODF creation in 25 GPs across 8 pilot blocks selected by UNICEF, to build the capacities of the respective DWSCs. In many of these assignments, developing contextualised capacity building modules has been one of major deliverables.
The Foundation has also partnered with UNICEF Bihar to develop strategy for scaling up of SBM (R) in the State. Capacity building of the resources is most critical part of the assignment. Under this assignment, Feedback Foundation will facilitate about 20 workshops at state and divisional levels to train about 600 motivators across the State. Handholding support is being provided in Khagria district to achieve ODF GPs in a sustainable manner.
Feedback Foundation has provided handholding support to the district administration of Dhar and Sehore to create Badnawar and Budni blocks respectively Open Defecation Free in MP. This was supported by the State Govt. partly supported by UNICEF state office of MP.
UNICEF MP had engaged Feedback Foundation to build capacities at state and divisional levels through TOTs and also to provide handholding support to the trained motivators in 10 districts.