Usafi wa Mazingira Tanzania- (UMATA) is a GLOBAL Sanitation Fund (GSF) program implemented in Tanzania supported by Water supply and Sanitation collaborative council (WSSCC) to the government of Tanzania, the overall goal is to contribute to the attainment of sustainable ODF environments through behavior change and improved sanitation through specific interventions in three districts of Kongwa, Chamwino and Bahi in the Dodoma Region of Tanzania. UMATA is contributing to the ongoing national sanitation campaign.
The program is managed by Plan International Tanzania as executing agency and implemented on ground by sub grantees; SAWA is among sub grantees working for this project. Phase one of the Project was implemented from August 2015 to March 2016, where SAWA was focusing on School WASH in all three districts and later concentrated in Kongwa district with focus in to demand creation and School WASH. For this period SAWA has contributed significantly in attaining the program target.
Through implemented tasks SAWA has gained capacity and knowledge on management of Demand creation using the CLTS approach. Worked with other partners and managed data on Sanitation and hygiene; collection, verification and reporting.
SAWA has secured the contract for phase two to facilitate Demand creation for Sanitation and Hygiene improvement in the community11 wards with 31 villages and 141- sub-villages) and school children from 36 primary schools in Kongwa, through capacity building to teachers and school pupils and community at large, formation of SWASH clubs, training and promotion of hand washing practices as well as supporting 22 entrepreneurs and 22 community resource persons formed in phase one to sustain supply side of sanitation products