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Project on environmental sanitation

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A one-year project “Promoting environmental sanitation and solid waste management towards better health” in Barangay Tangke, Talisay City, Cebu, funded by the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) started this November 2012.The project covers seven sitios in Barangay Tangke, one of the 22 barangays in Talisay City, with a population of nearly 2,000 households and is implemented in partnership with the Tangke United Fisherfolk Association (TUFA).The project aims to enhance the capacity of the people’s organization to promote environmental sanitation and solid waste management towards better health. The project shall enhance awareness on environmental sanitation and proper waste disposal in order to prevent and control health problems, train community health workers (CHWs), leaders of the people’s organization and barangay officials (PO) on environmental sanitation and solid waste management, and establish a “Kuwarta sa Basura” that recycles waste materials and at the same time generate income for the people.

The project activities include the following, namely: distribution of information, education and communication materials and community meetings, training on solid waste management, vermiculture and takakura, a study tour to the Mohon Parish Eco Park, Barangay Luz and Councilor Nestor Archival Eco Park. Finally, the project shall work with the barangay council to establish the “Kuwarta sa Basura” program of the barangay.

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