The area is vulnerable to ecological degradation due to steep slopes, and heavy rains cause soil erosion. Poor access, lack of roads, and piped water supply are significant obstacles to developing the area.
The methodology is related to community development and improvement. It highlights the benefits of contests in promoting healthy competition and camaraderie, and how incorporating game-design elements can enhance their impact. Peer learning is also discussed as a collaborative approach to learning that allows individuals to expand their knowledge, build relationships, and develop a sense of community and belonging.
This project is described as an initiative aimed at improving the living conditions of families through various activities such as goat farming, fruit production, and cultivation of broom grass. The project also focuses on improving the living environment by making changes to homes, promoting kitchen gardens, and encouraging the consumption of small domestic animals to improve diets and prevent malnutrition.
We have the cluster competitions in the project, which assess communal activities such as maintaining water and irrigation systems, roads, and trails, and fighting against negative practices like alcoholism, child marriage, and gambling. The mother groups take the lead in organizing communal tasks, with cluster competitions often becoming competitions between these groups. The contest system has reduced child marriage, and caring for the disabled and elderly, women's savings-and-loan systems, and waste management are also important factors in the community's success.
The project aims to prevent erosion by establishing a permanent vegetative cover, primarily through planting multipurpose fodder and fruit trees, as well as economically viable species. The regulation of grazing and limiting free grazing is also crucial in achieving this goal.
The project has been successful in promoting healthy living conditions and reducing health hazards for the population. For instance, the construction and use of adequate toilets have increased from 38% to 79% in the third cycle. The installation of smoke-free stoves, plastering of walls, installation of kitchen gardens, and garbage disposal also show significant improvement.
Regarding family income, there has been moderate progress with some indicators, such as the construction/improvement of goat stables, the number of households with family businesses, and households with sales registers. However, the number of families with more than 20 goats has not shown any significant improvement. The planting of lemon and orange seedlings has not been completed yet.
In the restoration and sustainable use of natural resources category, 50,000 broom seedlings and 200,000 fodder seedlings are planted in the project area.
Lastly, the strengthening of local organizations and the diminishing of social problems has shown some progress with the establishment of mother groups and households participating in savings and loan groups. The latter has reached a 42% participation rate.
In conclusion, the program has been successful in promoting healthy living conditions, strengthening local organizations, and promoting sustainable development. However, there is still work to be done to improve family income and restore natural resources.
Youtube Vedio Link - https://youtu.be/9XsAKWUJ3aM?si=kBpNJJn7hwCP1SRG
Youtube Vedio Link of 3rd prize distribution - https://youtu.be/napqn970TVY?si=9ttrjYbmR-Yit65o
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