Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Project Name: “Amader Kalaroa Project” (AKP)

Project Introduction: Kalaroa upazila which is a home of 237,992 people, among whom most of them endure intense poverty along with the water and sanitation problems. This is one of the highest Arsenic-contaminated urban areas in the country. Dhaka Ahsania Mission, concerning its experience in WASH in Urban and Rural areas and long-term engagement in Satkhira district, intents to implement a project named Amader Kalaroa Project. The main objective of the project is to establish a sustainable service delivery model developed to increase access to WASH facilities for the people living in Kalaroa Upazila and Paurashava area in focus on its coastal nature and possible climate change impact, through building capacity of the Paurashava, educational and local institutions and other service providers influencing toward climate change, pro-poor policy; and increase investments for Community Managed Sustainable WASH.

Project Agreement Number: WAB/CT/11-12/P-06/DAM (Kalaroa)

Overall Objective:
By the end of the project an Upazila-led community-managed sustainable service delivery model for small coastal towns developed to increase access to WASH of the people living in Kalaroa Upazila and Paurashava area through building capacity of the Pourashava’s and other service providers influencing rights-based approach toward, pro-poor policy; and increase investments for Community Managed sustainable WASH in focus of coastal nature and possible climate change impact

Specific Objectives:

  • Devising a model of Community Managed sustainable WASH for service delivery by the Paurashava Council involving the community to increase access to WASH of the coastal citizen
  • Enhancing the capacity of the Paurashava Council to respond to the demands of the citizens especially poor, slum duelers, and the disadvantaged
  • Empowerment of community people to place rights-based demand for  sustainable water supply and environmental sanitation services to the Paurashava and other service providers
  • Community behavior change in promoting hygiene, water safety, sanitation, and gender responsiveness
  • Improvement of water, sanitation, and hygiene situation in schools (WINs) and educational institutions within the Kalaroa Upazila area.
  • Influencing policy/strategy and institutional reforms to ease access to water and sanitation services for the coastal urban people.

Outputs:

  • Poor and disadvantaged people including children in Upazila can enforce their rights to improve their WASH service.
  • Participants of communities in local level planning and collaboration enhanced.
  • Pro-poor planning and implementation capacity of the Paurashava and Upazila to extend WASH service/coverage increased.
  • Environmental sanitation in targeted Upazila’s improved

Project Components:
Hardware installation, Community mobilization, Capacity building, Awareness raising program, MHM piloting, WASH rights ensuring.

Major Activities:
School, community & public latrine installation, Water option installation, Para committee & WLCC training, Para committee meeting, WLCC meeting, Hygiene session, CSA review, Campaign, School hygiene session, MHM session,  Food hygiene monitoring.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

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Project Duration: April 2023 to March 2024 (June 2012 to March 2024)
Financial partner (Donor): WaterAid Bangladesh
Implementing partner (if any): N/A
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Kalaroa Upazilla All union & municipality, Kalaroa, Satkhira.
Project Budget: 946,4986/=
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

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Contact Person:  B. M Nahid Hasan, Project Manager.
Cell: +88 017 1119 3470, Email: akp.dam2012@gmail.com