Talab Camp project complete
Sixteen major homes renovations are complete, a new waste management system implemented and commmunity latrines installed in our first urban-based project in Bangladesh. The pilot program included renovations such as raising the plinth height with concrete molding, new doors, windows and wall repairs. Also, 300 feet of drains were cleaned and repaired. A community toilet with 16 chambers was added as well as one underground water reservoir and 1075 feet (RFT) of walkways and courtyard and one bathhouse with two chambers. The project included a day-long cleaning event (pictured) to introduce the new waste management system. The project, called “Building Resilience in Urban Slum Settlements” was funded by AusAID to improve the Talab Camp at Mirpur in Dhaka which is home to thousands of people.
As part of the project, a public education campaign and sanitation training, we installed three billboards to raise awareness. We also distributed 350 water filters, 350 buckets to use as bins, 16 big plastic drum bins and two Rikshaw vans to carry the garbage to the City Corporation dumping area. WaSH training sessions reached 350 people. A further 250 people were trained in waste management, 250 in construction technology, and our partners who helped implement the project also underwent training for the trainer programs. Read about one of the families who benefited.