Sustainable & Integrated Development Society
Walking in the Path to Empowering Communities for Self-reliant Development

APPROACH

As envisioned, SIDS approach is working with full participation of the communities at all stages of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The community is at the centre in all its work. Following are the SIDS's approaches to welfare and development:

» Building partnership with local NGOs/ CBOs, clubs, saving & credit, women federation groups and private sector in programme implementation.

» Top priority to sustainability components.

» Sharing of information and learning at all levels.

Boosting up development activities in an integrated way is the mission of the SIDS. Since it aims to work in different development sectors, certainly one single approach might not work well. Hence, different approaches for programme implementation are being developed.

We are happy to finalize an approach for implementation of Water & Sanitation programs. This structure will be the basic approach for program implementation. In addition, this forms the basis of our long-term strategy. SIDS calls this outline as WASHTA. The word WASHTA also means ‘concern’ which certainly matches with the goal of the organization that has to address the concerns of disadvantaged, underpowered and marginalized sections of the society. Here, WASHTA contains five basic components of community development reflected in the diagram:






COMPONENTS OF WASHTA



WATER SUPPLY

+ Gravity flow 
+ Tube well 
+ Rain water harvesting
+ Spring protection
+ Pond conservation
+ Small Irrigation


SANITATION

+ School Latrine 
+ Domestic/ Community Latrine
+ CLTS
+ SLTS 
+ Sulabh Latrine 


HEALTH

+ Smokeless Stove
+ Kitchen Gardening
+ Health Education
+ HIV/AIDS Awareness
+ SM & FH


TRAINING

+ NGO Facilitators 
+ Community health promoters
+ Sanitation technicians
+ Caretaker/ junior mechanics/ construction workers
+ Child to Child (C2C)
+ Community Health & Awareness Committee (CHAC)
+ Project Management Committee (PMC) 
+ Non-governmental Organization management
+ Micro Financing
+ Financial & management account
+ Women empowerment
+ Resource mobilization
+ Working with the communities
+ NGO capacity building
+ Training Facilitation Skills



ADVOCACY

+ Human Rights
+ Women Rights
+ Dalit & Indigenous Rights
+ Gender & Social Inclusion
+ Voices of the common people
+ Good Governance
+ Empowering women & children
+ Quality education
+ Child education sponsorship
+ Child Awareness