2008年08月20日

meeting with IRC international water resource center

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To collect some educational materials for the school sanitation project,
I went to the IRC office in Luzira with JICA's program officer.

The office was also a house for resident officer,
nicely surrounded by greens and flowers.

Although I didn't expect much from the meeting,
there were a fund of information and the officer was so cooperative.
We have gotten plenty of booklets, posters and CDs which will be
useful to develop our own education materials.

(In addition, coffee and cookies were also nice!!)

Check out their homepage if you are interested!
http://www.irc.nl/home/themes/sanitation/wash_in_schools


Aside from materials, he showed us interesting facility;
the portable toilet (in the picture).
It costs only around 30USD which is about
1/40 of a typical one room toilet for household

This toilet needs two holes of around one square meter
of which edges are reinforced with bricks.
After using toilet, the user pour ash and soil
so that they can prevent smell or flies.
The waste will be used as manure after several months.

In Uganda, once a toilet pit is filled with waste,
they dig another pit near by the filled pit.
The old one will be discarded when they complete the new one.
Over more, it is taboo to touch waste matters
even if it's for the purpose of composting.
(Their culture is basically disposal in many ways.)

I hope this kind of technique will be implemented well and
used for sustainable life.

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日本語は、疲れたのでまた今度。
IRCという衛生教育の資料などを持っている団体のオフィスにいって、
ミーティングと資料をもらってきました。

そのオフィスで見せてくれた可動式トイレが面白いなと思って紹介してます。
詳細はまた今度。
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