WASH Program, Khatlon region
CT is working with its WASH program on improving clean water supply systems (WSS) in south of Tajikistan. First three projects were implemented in Jomi district. Project four of this program that started in 2020 is covering Qubodiyon district neighboring with Afghanistan.
The first project implemented in Jomi targeted 9000 population of two WSSs (USHOS and Buston), in project two this figure was 6000 population of other WSSs (Park and Raishelk) and in third project it was 6500 (WSS PMK and Istiqlol). District Jomi is one of the districts with complicated water and sanitation situation. Lack of water combined with high level of underground waters unsafe for consumption, while district has no sewage water system. Existing WSS remaining from 70th of last century are very shabby and need capital renovation.
The program aims improve health status of rural population through improving access to clean water and promotion of water, sanitation and hygiene practice among population.
Projects fully rehabilitated 6 WSS in Jomi, covered by WASH trainings thousands of schoolchildren and adult population. The program implemented in partnership with local government, agency “Obdehot” and local communities ensuring sustainability of activities in the future. Obdehot, institution responsible for water supply has received considerable capacity building support by the project.
From 2020 the program targeted Qubodiyon district. The new project expanded range of its activity including waste management component. Currently the project works in Qubodiyon township and two rural communities: Avesto and Navobod (Takhti Sangin jamoat) with total population above 10 000. The waste management component implies providing support to build capacity of KMK (Communal utility service unit in township) and improving waste management practices through organizing waste management trainings with population and schools.
Project “Improving Public Waste Mangement in Jomi”
The project aims to improve public waste collection in Jomi district that contributes to the improvement of health status of population in the district. This goal of the project will be addressed by improving infrastructure, developing capacity of the responsible government structure and improving trash collection practices among the target area population. It is notable that the project promotes environment care and in this way aligns with Laudato Si (The Pope’s inspirational Encyclical on the Environment).
The project works in close cooperation with government structure responsible for waste management (KMK) in this way ensuring sustainability of outcomes of the project.
The project helped to enhance capacity of the institution responsible for waste management in the district (KMK), introduced ways of basic waste reusing and recycling, several public and school based waste collections were rehabilitated, population and schoolchildren trained to basics of 3R of waste management and good practices on it.
All this allowed the project to improve public waste management and health of population in the target area and promote environment care there.
During work of this project one remote district in the south of Tajikistan was guided and supported on the right way of efficient functioning of waste management and environment care.
Reintegration of homeless in Dushanbe, project-3
CT is one of the distinctive NGOs in the country that works with homeless. Homelessness in the country is relatively new phenomenon appearing in society as byproduct of the market economy path taken by the country. By unofficial statistic average number of such people in the capital city is around 250. From 2015 CT runs this project. The project provides social services along with reintegration services for this category. The project makes its effort to attract its clients and engage them to reintegration activities with final aim to depart homelessness. Rehabilitation of lost documents (ID and other) and psychological preparation of clients is main approaches of the project involving case management.
Emergency COVID-19 Epidemic Response project
Apart from its separate response actions on COVID-19, Caritas run an emergency response project. The goal of the project was to contribute to the decline of morbidity and death related to COVID-19 pandemic in the country. This goal was accomplished through the strengthening health care system capacity to responding COVID-19 epidemic in the project target locations and enforcing prophylactic in the target communities to control COVID-19 epidemic. The project targeted whole penitentiary system (PS) and population of Qubodiyon township with total population above 18 000 (12 000 inmate and staff of penitentiary system (PS) and 6000 population of township Qubodiyon). The project worked with medical department of PS and central clinic in Qubodiyon district and aims to strengthen capacity of those medical units (in 15 medical facilities in penitentiary institutes and one civil infectious disease clinic) to prevent and control the epidemic. The project improves infection control conditions and diagnostic and treatment capacity of the target medical units. The target institutions under this objective improved their equipment of special wards under treatment of infectious respiratory diseases (oxygen supply equipment installed), received individual protection means, disinfectants, UF lamps, ward ventilation means, distance thermometers, drugs and other.
Another essential part of the work of the project included reinforcing prophylactic measures in the target communities and in PS institutions. Here, the project produced communication materials and conducted instruction-trainings for about two thousands of population, inmates and PS staff. Improving access to washing facilities were also part of this component and the project and 10+ institutions benefited from this activity.
The project funded by Caritas Luxembourg
Youth support project: “Supervision for success” (projects 1, 1+, 2)
This is a unique social project developed together with partners from Caritas Germany and piloted in cooperation with LNGO Zumrad. The project is a amalgam of the solid experience of CT with elderly and considerable practice of Zumrad with youth. The design of this synergy project build on the idea of mutual support between these two groups: Elderly and adolescents. In particular, the project targets orphans from boarding schools in the important stage of their life – preparation to adulthood. Orphans through activities of the project receive support, lifeskill training and guidance from seniors-volunteers to be prepared for independent life. At the same time seniors receive indispensable moral satisfaction from collaboration with youth. Each school year the project worked with 50 adolescents and the same number of seniors.
Income generation for disabled people
Working with disabled people is one of the strategic directions of the work of CT. In this light CT implements project that aims improve livelihood of disabled people. Main activity here is to fund micro projects of this target group through low -(or no) interest loans. Project realized through the Association of disabled people in Kurgan-Tube city and surrounding districts. Parallel objective is to strengthen this association that is why returned funds will stay with the association for developing their own recycling fund to support more and more members to open their own businesses.Currently 10 members of association including at least one HIV affected benefited from the funds of the project. Repayments were used to help five more members. Main businesses in demand are sewing bags, animal breeding, local mattresses making, metal-mesh manufacturing, and photoshoping. Project aims raise interest and confidence among disabled to chose and run their own business. For this purpose motivation exchanges between beneficiaries will be organized by the Association. Local government is very supportive to the project activities.
Pediatric cardio Surgery Unit (1-3 phases)
Children especially with disabilities are one of the main target groups of CT. For number of years children with congenital and other heart diseases become target of our projects. It is also because of Government strategy (adopted in 2011) tackling pediatric heart failures. CT could support country to set up the pediatric cardio surgery unit. Currently this unit is equipped with unique modern equipment allowing make surgery even for newborn infants. Due to these efforts combined with mastership of doctors of the unit number of pediatric heart surgeries are increased and mortality because of these diseases.
Project: Improving Access to Clean Water in Jomi District-2, Khatlon
CT is working on improving water supply systems (WSS) in south of Tajikistan-Jomi district. In project one CT targeted 9000 population of two WSSs (USHOS and Buston) and in project two the project is targeting more than 6000 population of other WSSs (Park
and Raishelk). District Jomi one of the districts with complicated water and sanitation problems. Lack of water combined with high level of underground waters unsafe for consumption, while district has no sewage water system. Existing WSS remaining from 70th of last century are very shabby and need capital renovation. The program implemented in partnership with local government agency “Obdehot” and local population ensuring sustainability of activities in the future.