Community Technical Volunteers

Community Technical Volunteers

In very small and remote communities, commercial latrine promotion is more difficult.  To enhance access to household latrines that are both affordable and durable in such communities (especially where commercialization of household latrines may slow down the expected change in open defecation behaviours), the GoG-UNICEF WASH Programme has developed this brilliant innovation. The Community Technical Volunteers (CTV) model trains community level volunteers in basic latrine construction methods involving the use of available materials. They are provided with basic construction methods that will help poor households to acquire latrines that last. Modules in their training include siting, lining of the sub-structure, and decking. These volunteers mainly assist members of their communities with the technical skills they have acquired during latrine construction. In this way, communities avoid latrines built by lay persons, which may cause environmental hazards.