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Project name:
WASH Program
Project Title:
Improving the status of the community by enhancing the availability of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities with specific concern for women and children in 8 districts of Telangana
Partners and their address:
S/N Name of the NGO Address Contact Person Email Ids
1. REDS Rural Environment & Development Society
Society,   1-1160-1E, MP Ramachandrareddy Buildings
MP Street, Kadiri – 515 591,
Ananthapur District
Phone: 08494– 223622
Ms.Bhanuja Chief Functionary
Mobile: 9440017188 
2. MEOS Mass Education & Organization Society
1-1-701, R. K. Nagar
Ananthapur – 515 004 Phone: 08554 – 232643, 276086
Ms. Surya Kumari
Chief Functionary
Mobile: 9246863390
3. PORD People’s Organization for Rural Development (PORD), III-146-C-2-2, Opp: Naik Hospital
Kadiri Road, Madanapalle-517325.
Phone: 08571-283103
Chief Functionary             Mobile: 9440393453
4. GMM Gramina Mahila Mandali
Solipet Village, Cheekatimamidi (Post)Bommalaramaram Mandal, Nalgonda Dist – 508 116 Phone: 08685 – 200295
Ms. Vijaya Lakshmi
Chief Functionary
Mobile: 9490021898
5. PEACE Peoples Action for Creative Education
Near SLNS Degree college Bhongir – 508 116, Nalgonda dist
Phone: 08685 – 242042, 243646
Chief Functionary
Mobile: 9989131359/9848135479
6. MARI Modern Architects for Rural India (MARI), H. No- 2-6-1088, Opp: Thushara Degree College, circuit house road, KLN Reddy colony, Hanamkonda -506001 Ms. Rama Jyothi Chief Functionary 
Mobile: 9849799048 
7. SWARD Society For Women Awareness and Rural Development
Near Sai Mata Tyres Retrading Co.,
Maithrivanam, Siddipeta,
Medak District – 502103,
Phone: 08457 – 231437
Ms. Siva kumari
Chief Functionary
Mobile: 9440380226
8. NEEDS Nellore environmental and economical development society
26-1-662, Bhaktavatsala Nagar
Near water tank,
Nellore – 524 004
Phone: 0861 – 2330967
Ms. Anuradha
Chief Functionary
Mobile: 9440279088
(A Women Society working on Development Issues)
Flat No. 22/1, 1st Floor,
SVR Murty Residency,
Opp. lane to Daglas High School, Indira Nagar Colony
Ph: 08942 220174
Mobile: +91 98485 64895
Ms. Lakshmi Kumari
Chief Functionary
Mobile: 9440955172
10. DROPS Development of Rural Oppressed People’s Society
D.No.6/195, Chinnamandem,
Rayachoty, Kadapa-516214
Ph.No.08561 244133
Ms. Suguna
Chief Functionary
Mobile: 9000852088
Project field area: no. and name of the villages, block, district etc.
Organization Total Villages/ Slums Block/ Mandal District Beneficiaries
REDS 2 – GPs
3 - Slums
1 Ananthapur Adolescent Girls, SHG women & men at large
3 – Slums
1 Nellore
PORD 5 Slums 0 Chittoor
MMD 5 Slums 0 Srikakulum
GMM 6 - GPs 1 Nalgonda
PEACE 5 - GPs 1 Medak
SWARD 5 - GPs 1 Do -
MARI 5 - GPs 1 Warangal
MEOs 5 - GPs 2 Ananthapur
DROPS 5 - GPs 1 Cuddapah

Total project period and starting date:

    Total project period: 3 Years                
 Project Duration: January, 2010 to December, 2012
    Total approved budget and budget for the present year

Total Costs

Year 1
(Jan to Mar, 2010)
Year 2
(April’10 to Mar’11)
Year 3
(April’11 to Mar’12)
Year 4
(April to Dec’12)
21,388,938 1,477,850 6,104,576 7,720,417 6,086,095

Project Objective / overall Goal and Expected Results:

Overall goal: Educating and mobilizing the community to demand safe drinking water and sanitation as their basic fundamental rights
    To build the capacities of the APWN member organizations on Wash Rights
To enhance the capacities of different stakeholders on WASH issues, so as to increase their participation in implementing WASH related programmes and policies
To create awareness and mobilize the community on wash  rights  in the intervention area
To review the existing Water and Sanitation policies and advocate for the identified gaps
To develop a state level advocacy campaign with APWN on an identified issue (as identified by APWN
Develop position paper of APWN with women’s perspective on WATSAN
To equip PRIs to develop water security plans in five GPs
Result 1
A total of 33 review meetings were organized at Mandal level during the project period with 1122 Stakeholders of the representatives of the VOs, PRIs, WATSAN Committees, Youth leaders, PTAs etc.
A total of 98590 were covered through public announcements on Water and sanitation issues and collective action have been developed among the community on said issues in 56 GPs and 17 Slums during the reporting period
58 WATSAN committees were active in the intervention area. Regular meetings were progress in all GP/Slums and total of 55 to 60 WATSAN meetings were organized by each NGO during the year 2011-12 on monthly basis
722 VO meetings were organized and covered 15,215 members of SHG leaders, WASH coordinator and Volunteers and the leaders were declared and passed resolution to provide loan facility from the VO to construct the toilets and repay it after received the money from the Government scheme in half of the intervention
Result 2
Door to door awareness was organised to 21398 Households and were covered 85,592 population by the  project Coordinator, Volunteers and functional committees in the intervention area and motivation have been developed among the community to brought under the existing ISLs and school / aganwadi sanitary blocks under usage
A total of 1120 children meetings were organized to 18088 children and adolescent girls and improved the proper tackling of water and sanitation situation, maintenance of facilities in schools
Community got motivated and mobilised through various activities for filling applications to avail ISLs in the project area and the notion has started to use the existed toilets in the Project intervention area
Result 3
Translated WASH policies are distributed among APWN and also various depts. and other like minded organizations
Result 4
A total of 16 convergence meetings were held at Mandal level with all stakeholders of 683 members of Govt. officials on MHM issue. 16 advocacy plans were developed at APWN level and were in place
12 District events were organized with Govt. officials and departments on MHM at APWN level by 16 NGOs across Telangana & Telangana.  (Warangal, Anantapur, Cuddapah, Chittoor, Srikakulum, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Khammam, Mehaboobnagar, Nalgonda, Medak, Karimnagar) and  collective action  have been emerged
CWS engaged Grassroots to document the entire process MHM and also short films on WASH related issues and  the grassroots have documented the experiences and hygiene practices adopted by the adolescent girls and women in the community
A total of 30 Quarterly follow up trainings were organized with  Teachers, AWWs, ANM and ASHA and were actively involved to disseminate information across the community on Menstrual hygiene practices and promoting preparation of cloth sanitary napkins through  adolescent girls and SHG women
A post Card campaign was organised and demands were written on 30,000 Post cards with signature by the school children, adolescent girls, village Sarpanches, MRO, MDO, village elders, school teachers, parents by demanding critical issues related to MHM in the 89 GP/Slums and were posted to Education Minister to create pressure on service providers to address the demands at APWN level
The consultation was held with APWN partners, Ministers, Govt officials from NRHM, WCD, RVM and other NGOs from different states and The recommendations to be made to the State and to discuss the role of NGOs that they would themselves play in the context of lobbying with the government for the effective implementation of the same
Result 5
Developed draft position paper on MHM
Result 7
Developing Village Water Security plans  in 6 selected Panchayats of 5 districts was completed by together with consultants (technical experts)  representatives from CWS/Water Aid and partner NGOs in the intervention area
CWS has organized an Exposure visit to model village of Ramachandrapur, Karimnagar district for one day with 22 members of  sarpanches, WATSAN committee and 6 partner NGOs of   village water security plan
Two day State level consultation on VWSP were organised by CWS to further finalize plans with expert inputs and also with various concerned state govt. departments so that CWS/ APWN will take forward the plans and CWS completed the process of developing VWSP with the help of expert consultants, WaterAid and our partner NGOs in the network
Major achievements till date
Menstrual Hygiene was identified through Network as an issue for State Level Advocacy
Menstrual hygiene issue was addressed through MHM training to Adolescent girls at Mandal level in 16 districts by 19 NGOs initially, and now we are implementing with 10 partner organizations
Safe drinking water was identified as an issue, and was addressed through Village water Security Plan with 6 selected NGOs.
Restrengthening of WATSAN Committees was an issue for taking care of WASH related issues at Village level. Regular Monthly meetings were in progress at Village level
Concerned staff member
Ms. Jyothi Aswath – Programme Officer
Ms. Vishnu Priya –  Sr. Programme Associate
Mr. Ravi Kumari – Programme Assistant - Accounts
WaterAid India, Regional Office, Bangalore, India
Significant learning till date
It is important to reformat the WATSAN committees and strengthen them in a common manner. So State level common guidelines were sent to all NGOs in Telugu for information
State level Consultation on MHM The CWS/APWN has worked out few common agreed principles upon which they derived certain recommendations to Govt. as well as for the NGOs to play their role at village level to address the issue
Role of State
RCH – II program need to be extended to urban area and Review the implementation of the RCH – II intervention at various functional levels through Social Audit.
Ensure availability of Hygiene Kits containing Napkins and Soaps in all educational institutions and government offices.
Provision of restrooms must be made mandatory in all UPS and HS.
All schools should have functional toilets with water supply with appropriate Operation & Maintenance measures in place with a dedicated person for sanitation.
Specific needs of specially abled women and girl children and needs of emergency situations should be given focus on all Menstrual Hygiene programs
Role of NGO
Train and orient Govt/ NGOs field workers on effective communication on MH to different stakeholders
Participate in convergence and steering committee meetings at all level
Ensure that all hardware schemes related to MHM are implemented effectively in intervention area
Conduct assessments, social audits, etc. and provide necessary support to the government for implementation of hardware components
Keeping in view of the results on state level advocacy on MHM which was held on January 2012, we visualized the campaign on MHM in the present year
VWSP – Village Water Security Plan
CWS initiated to develop Village Water Security Plan in six GPs to ensure affordable and accessible safe drinking water to community especially marginalized community in Six Districts of Telangana.  In the process, we selected 6 NGOs (SWARD, NEEDS, REDS, MEOS, DROPS and PORD).
Screening of the Village: Developed village criteria for screening the village, physical verification by consultants
Assessment:  Two days for assessment of village and end of the two days assessment will come out with options. In the two day process one consultant should be technical person.
Deliberations: Subsequent to the assessment, the concern partner NGO will discuss with the community to take decision on plan with the duration of 30 - 45 days. In the initial 15 days the experts (3-4 members) on VWSP will provide inputs to the community
Decision making: After deliberation with community, the team will be visiting for two days in the same village for finalizing the plan.
After completion of the entire process of developing Village Water Security Plan, CWS organised one day consultation with Partner NGOs, Consultants, Experts, officials from state government departments and representative from CWS and Water Aid to finalize the plan at state level. Identified some recommendation on VWSP and shared with officials during the consultation and planning to submit recommendations in suggested format to State Govt after receiving final reports from consultants. CWS received all 6 reports from consultants and will be in regular follow-up with govt and plan will be place in couple of months in 5 districts.
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