Best Practices Case Studies

Partners For Community Transformation WASH Intervention in Central Region

Partners for Community Transformation (PaCT) is a Ugandan National registered non-for-profit making organization currently operating in six districts in Uganda that includes; Mityana, Mubende, Kiboga, Gomba, Kyankwanzi and Kassanda. Our community based programs strive at improving the well-being of all families we serve. To achieve long-term community based sustainable development, there is need for integration of key services such as education, health care, human rights and Economic Empowerment for a stable society. PaCT therefore transforms its communities through its programs of improved access to quality education, access to safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene improvement, Human Rights awareness and advocacy as well as improving Standards of living and self- reliance for the people.

Under WASH, PaCT establishes Water Management Committees and are trained together with Community Hygiene Promoters to support in site construction and ensure continued sustainable management of constructed water points through promotion of operation and maintenance. Community volunteers have also taken lead in monitoring the general hygiene and sanitation of the entire communities where our projects are being implemented. PaCT focuses largely on water points that benefit a large population of people and these include boreholes, spring protection, hand-dug (Shallow) wells and rain water harvest systems in public institutions, and Water is often tested by the district laboratories before its pronounced safe for human consumption.

All communities supported with the development of water points are encouraged to establish a maintenance fund which is contributed to by every household that benefits from the water point. This has always helped the communities to repair their wells in case they break down, thus ensuring meaningful operation and maintenance of the wells.
Accessibility to safe water alone is not a license to prevention of illnesses among community members and school children therefore PaCT has gone ahead to construct a girl friendly latrines with hand washing facilities and girls changing/sanitary rooms which has greatly contributed to improving student’s hygiene and girls’ confidence in schools and hospitals. We also supplement government and the health sector efforts in improving health outcomes through improvement of health Centre infrastructures, Establishing new health facilities, Constructing Maternity Wards and equipping them in districts of Mubende, Mityana and Kyankwanzi.

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