Navi Disha was conceptualized with an intention to reach the community, spread awareness, and improve the status of SHG women.
The vision of Navi Disha- Community Toilet Model in a longer perspective was to develop the sense of ownership of the community toilet among the women group, as well as community.
- 90- 100 SHG from 8 zone consisting of 800-900 participated in Pre IEC for identification of groups
- 17 social development coordinators were trained to replicate the model.
- Around 85 Zonal, IEC agencies, AHO and Sanitary inspector were trained on monitoring the toilets.
a) Gender and Social Inclusion
b) Community engagement & strengthening
d) Sense of ownership
Navi Disha provides a platform to the women from the weaker sections to get involved in the processes and activities which involve community participation. The women are consulted for the type of activity under Navi Disha which they want to be part of. With various trainings pertaining to their respective activity, (in this case- operating and managing the community toilet), their capacities are built. The women are provided with monthly remuneration by the PCMC. The community toilet model under Navi Disha is provide the women groups with income of INR 900 per seat every month by the PCMC.
With the adoption of safe and hygienic sanitation practices in the community, the rate of many viral spread diseases like Gastroenteritis, Hepatitis A, Poliomyelitis etc., bacterial diseases like Campylobacteriosis, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, Shigellosis, Escherichia coli (E. Coli) and spread of Covid- 19 like diseases is reduced. In addition to this, the community toilet operated by the women groups ensured clean and hygienic surrounding near the toilets, ensuring environment protection.