About this project

Over 11% of children less than 5 year deaths in Sudan are caused by diarrhea, attributed mainly to poor sanitation, and hygiene practices. 2M children in Sudan suffer from acute malnutrition, 50% of which is associated with repeated diarrhea or worm infections. With nearly a third of households (over 10 million people) practicing open defecation, Sudan has the highest prevalence of open defecation in the Middle East and North African region, posing grave public health risks to the transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. Open defecation is a manifestation of multi-sectorial deprivations be it poverty, malnutrition, education and, affects women/girls disproportionately.

Project component:
Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) has different methodologies and approaches to decrease the prevalence of achieving the sustainable development goals of vulnerable communities in targeted locations, SYOCCC will seek to promote the sustainable use of sanitation facilities rather than building infrastructure. Safe disposal of the feces of infants and young children in the toilets is necessary to achieve the ODF condition.
Gender sensitivity:
SYOCCC will ensure equality in targeting and will involve women, men and youth in program design and targeting. The project will ensure equal participation of women, girls, boys and men in decision-making and capacity building.

Goals and Objectives

Target Areas and number of beneficiaries:
In Khartoum at the capital of Sudan especially the Southern Khartoum people suffer from lack of sanitation services and more than 50% of people highly needed to construct house hold latrines. The defecating in open had either first or second-hand experience of harassment, a threat of violence or actual assault in the previous 12 months and over two-thirds felt unsafe using a shared or community toilet in a public place. SYOCCC will target 1600 beneficiaries in Khartoum South and around 640 children and will construct 200 household latrines.

CLTS is an innovative methodology for mobilizing communities to completely eliminate open defecation (OD). Communities are facilitated to conduct their own appraisal and analysis of open defecation and take their own action to become ODF (open defecation free). Central to CLTS is the recognition that provision of toilets does not guarantee their use. Earlier approaches to sanitation often led to uneven adoption, problems with long-term sustainability and only partial use. It also created culture of dependence on subsidies.

Expected result

Impact of the project:
During project reviews the project will assess the impact of the construction latrines and awareness rising sessions on women and men and will consult women, girls, boys and men in the identification of remaining gaps and areas of improvement by focusing on building local capacity to enable sustainability. This includes training community facilitators and local craftsmen, and encouraging local champions for community-led programs. It has the greatest impact when integrating hygiene promotion into the program design. Definition of hygiene components, scope and sequence should always be based on the local context.

Sustainable Development Goals
6.2 Sanitation and Hygiene
About me / organisation
Sudan Youth Organization for Climate Change (SYOCC)

SYOCCC will provide access to best hygiene practices and sanitation services through a close coordination with Ministry of Health and Water Environment and Sanitation as well as local communities as the key success factor to smoothly integrated contribution towards the overall organization's intended purpose

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