Since early nineties,
BEES has been incorporating WatSan activities exclusively with the
assistance form integrated software and hardware support services from the
NGO Forum for DWSS under its collaboration activities. So far, it has been
rendering the services through 4 Village Sanitation Centers (VSCs) along
with its abundant support services for the suffering humanities.
BEES has achieved a sound
experience in rehabilitation work particularly in WatSan activities. In
particular, after any devastating cyclone in coastal belts, BEES
successfully performed rehabilitation activities, which mainly include
building shelter, ensuring safe water & environmental sanitation,
installation of new tubewells, repairing & re-sinking of the damaged
tubewells, dewatering ponds as well as producing water-seal ring-slab
latrines with the financial assistance of the World Relief Canada.
BEES provided the
beneficiaries with credit for tubewell installation and construction of
hygienic latrines. A huge number of tubewells and latrines have been
installed through these initiatives.
performed arsenic tested for a good number of hand tubewells with its own
efforts. The tubewells with arsenic contamination were marked red while the
arsenic free tubewells were marked green. BEES created awareness among the
people using communication materials on usage of safe water, personal
hygiene practice, disposal of solid waste, and; dreadfulness of arsenic &
arsenic mitigation options. Besides, plentiful promotional activities were
accomplished to strengthen the hardware support services in WatSan.
implemented WatSan activities are as follows:
conducted safe drinking water and small scale irrigation
activities in 1979-1982 at 10 upazilas of Bogra district for
installing 4600 HTWs with the assistance of Bangladesh Krishi
conducted 100% Sanitation Program in 2005-2007 in 3 upazilas of
Gaibandha district and installed 11672 hygienic latrines & 628
HTWs with the help of GOB-WB through Social Development
conducting Water & Sanitation activities from 2004 in 6 upazilas
of Faridpur, Madaripur & Gopalganj district for installing 384
HTWs and 1273 Pit Latrines in National Nutrition Program (NNP)
intervention areas with the support of GOB-WB through NNP.
WatSan activities, after the devastating cyclone in
1991in coastal belts BEES successfully performed rehabilitation
activities, which mainly included building shelter and ensuring
safe water and environmental sanitation with the financial
assistance of the World Relief Canada.
early nineties, BEES has been incorporating its exclusive
WatSan activities with the assistance of NGO Forum.
been conducting the Water and Sanitation services through 4
Village Sanitation Centers
conducted rural sanitation activities in 1996-2007 at 83
upazilas of 28 districts and established 9400 sanitary
latrines with the help of NGO Forum & DPHE
provides the beneficiaries with credit for tubewell
installation and setting up hygienic latrines
receiving small support from NGO Forum for the time being,
now the water and sanitation hardware program is being
sustained through income generating activities under
Microfinance Program in 31 districts.
purchased enough arsenic test kits to identify the arsenic
contaminated tube wells in the intervention areas.
tested the water of hand-tubewells in the intervention areas
with its own efforts, and the tubewells that were found
arsenic contaminated were marked by red color while the
arsenic free tubewells were marked by green color.
Promotional activities such as development of BCC materials,
courtyard meetings, rally along with miking, film show, folk
song, seminar, workshop, doorstep visits are being taken
place regularly to
strengthen the program implementation
and motivate the people, BEES has been using communication
materials such as flip charts, stickers, posters, flyers
published special issue of its Bangla Newsletter
'Mathchitra' on water and sanitation.