Water and Sanitation (WatSan) Program


Water and Sanitation (WatSan) Program of VOSD In Bangladesh rural areas are very much backward for water and sanitation facilities, even, the people are not aware about the importance and needs of water and sanitation facilities. As a result, different water borne diseases are very common and spread out different diseases in the rural and urban areas due to use of unsafe water. It has been found that maximum diseases are created from the lack of water and sanitation facilities. In Bangladesh, most of the people live in the rural areas and they suffer from different diseases due to lack of pure drinking water and lack of sanitation facilities. In response to these and the importance of the pure water supply and create sanitation facilities and also improving public health, VOSD has been implementing pure drinking water Supply and sanitation (WantSan) Programs in its working areas like Tozumuddin, Vhola Sadar, Chassfesson, Lalmohan of Bhola; Amtoli, Betagi of Barguna; Gournadi, Barisal Sadar, Mehendiganj, Uzirpur, Babuganj, Agoiljhora, Banaripara of Barisal; Patuakhali Sadar, Dasmina, Mirjaganj of Patuakhali; Sharupkathi, Nazirpur of Pirojpur; Jhalakathi Sadar, Nalcity, Rajapur, Kathalia of Jhalikathi; Madhukhali, Charvhadrasson, Bhanga, Sadarpur of Faridpur; Kaliakoir, Kapashia of Gazipur; Hajiganj, Haimchar, Kachua, Matlab Uttor, Chandpur Sadar of Chandpur; Kamalnagar, Ramgati, Raipur, Laxmipur Sadar of Laxmipur; Muktagacha, Fulpur, Nandail of Mymensingh; Islampur, Dewanganj of Jamalpur; Sreebardi of Sherpur Districts with the support of NGO-Forum, UNDP, UNICEF, HYSAWAA, Andheir Hilfe-Germany, APHD-Thailand, SKN International-Netherlands and own initiatives of VOSD with its regular funds.

The main activities are to motivate, educate and encourage practices and also to change their present attitudes and habits, install tube wells, install water sealed latrines and to develop Village Sanitation Centers (VSC) and produce water sealed latrines to ensure easy and door steps supply to the poor beneficiaries. VOSD arranges seminars, workshops, rallies, folksongs, popular theatres, stage drams, different documentary film shows on water and sanitation and observe different related days to raise mass awareness and change the people’s mind and to create mass awareness among the people on use of pure drinking water and water sealed latrines to prevent water-borne diseases for their secured lives. The staffs of VOSD educate and motivate the people through promotional activities, such as (group meetings, house to house visits, and personal contacts and arranging gatherings, training, school WatSan program, religious leaders’ orientation, mosque-based discussion, popular theater and folk-song, rally, miking and film-show ,courtyard meeting, community meeting and child to child approach. VOSD has developed VS Centers, where rings and slabs are produced and supplied to the beneficiaries as well as the community people.