WaSHUp Process

Step One: Identify Potential Sites 

Identified space in D section

  • Survey Langrug for locations that could be improved or upgraded
  • Such areas include, but are not limited to, open spaces, toilet blocks, and community gathering spaces

Step Two: Choose a Site

  • Analyze viability of each site by generating list of strengths and weaknesses
  • From the analysis choose the location that demonstrates the greatest potential for upgrading

Step Three: Talk to People around the Chosen Site

Community Meeting at an Ablution Block

  • Conduct a meeting or frequently visit the location site in order to talk to local community members
  • Learn about existing problems with the land area
  • Ask about prior projects that have been done to improve the space
  • Learn from a variety of residents what they would like to see in an improved site
  • Share ideas with community members about the location
  • Include pictures, diagrams, and other visual aids
  • Ask for the resident consent to develop site
  • Survey the residents and determine who would be willing to help take care of the location after development

Step Four: Create a Design

Mapping Open Space

  • Measure and Map the open space around the location, taking note of dimensions
  • Draw a neat map preferably using graph paper  of the location using the noted dimensions in the previous step
  • Decide how the space should be developed by drawing in designs on the graph paper
  • Show community the design
  • Revise if necessary

Patrick Sheppard and Alfred Ratana measuring open space

Step Five: Find Local Community Members to Maintain Completed Site

  • Find a resident(s) to volunteer to take care of the site after completion
  • Create a schedule for the resident to follow to routinely complete the tasks

Step Six: Plan for Construction

  • Determine and organize what materials will be needed for construction
  • Research multiple vendors of the needed materials
  • Receive quotation from each vendor for the cost of materials
  • Decide upon the most feasible quotation considering cost and quality of the product
  • Send quotations to SDI, CORC, and WPI for approval marked with community chosen quotation
  • Determine the order and schedule of building progression
  • Find residents to help with the building progress

Step Seven: Implementation

Painting D section wash basins

  • Gather and organize materials
  • Follow schedule created in step six to implement project with help from community members

Step Eight: Revisit and Analyze

  • After completion of the project revisit the site and talk to community members
  • Determine local attitude towards the development
  • Collect data on what is working well and what needs improvement
  • After speaking with multiple community members determine pros and cons of the implementation and make any necessary changes to progress to progress steps

Step Nine: Repeat

  • Begin process again and continue to upgrade site