Donor: Plan International Cambodia
Under funded by Global Sanitation Fund through Plan International Cambodia, SSO has been implementing the project named Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme – CRSHIP for 30 months period, from February 2016 to July 2018. This project will be implementing in 94 villages, 10 communes locating in Kampong Trabaek, Mesang and Baphnom districts of Prey Veng province. The project was divided into two stages, initial and scale up stages. The initial stage has 8 months, SSO will implement its activities in 3 communes in Kampong Traboek district covering 22 villages and then SSO will cooperate with Plan International and WaterAid to conduct Pause and Reflection in order to scale up to other 72 villages, 7 communes of the two districts above. The project aim is that 85 % of People (=91,936 population at least 50% female, data from PDRD) in rural communities of Kampong Trabaek, Mesang and Baphnom district of Prey Veng province increase in hygiene outcomes through changed sanitation behaviours by the end of June, 2018. In response to Water and Sanitation, Hygiene sector, MRD has currently has some approaches such as Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), Health Promotion (HP), School-Water and Sanitation, Hygiene (School-WASH), and Smart Subsidies to improve the access to water use and sanitation practices in rural community of Cambodia. As objectives of SSO’s CRSHIP is strongly contributing to the MRD strategic goal, this project will be applied some main approaches with consistence of MRD’s approaches such as CLTS, Health Promotion, and School-WASH. However, these approached will be considered based on the context driven – results come up from PVA and PSAM accordingly. During implementation those approaches, SSO will work with EA, Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) and Learning and Documentation grant (LDG) to document emerging patterns and practices in villages (early detection of good practices, documentation and rapid sharing during ‘pause and reflect’ milestones); then SSO will expand the target villages and communes based on the project results/achievements after finishing the first stage. To implement those approaches effectively and efficiently, SSO will strongly collaborate with Provincial Department of Rural Development (PDRD), District Office of Rural Development (DORD), Provincial Department of Education Youth and Sport (PoEYS) and District Office of Education, Youth and Sport (DoEYS). Furthermore, the project will also partner with other potential civil society and Community Based Organization (CBO) for mutual benefits especially benefits to the vulnerable and exclusion groups. In order to contribute to achieve the project goal/objectives, the capacity building of staff as well as partners is very important to equip them in term of implementation, management, and documentation. So during the project life, SSO will work closely and keep communicating with TA, EA as well as L&D grants for training and technical support to staff and partners.