People’s Learning Centre (PLC) for water and sanitation was set up to share and disseminate learning and expertise of Utthan’s team. The PLC (People’s Resource and Learning Centre for Water and Sanitation), in collaboration with WASMO and Arghyam has focused upon capacity building of different groups at various levels, specifically on water and sanitation. This resulted in village communities becoming self-reliant and self-sustaining as far as water and sanitation are concerned. The central idea of this project was to develop and build the capacity of institutional mechanisms for water and sanitation facilities which are people centred, gender sensitive and demonstrative. This was done by:
In this project, Utthan engaged in collaborative capacity building by creating networks at state, district and panchayat levels. This helped provide water security and facilitated credit linkages for sanitation promotion.
Utthan envisions a society that imbibes and ensures the values of gender justice, equality, peace and happiness, in practice. It aims to initiate sustainable gender-sensitive processes of empowerment amongst the most vulnerable communities, through a process of building conscientiousness and organising their issues to effect positive change in their socioeconomic and political status, both at present and in the future.
Peoples Learning Centre (PLC) for Water and Sanitation was created by Utthan to take gender sensitive, people centric approach to a large scale, to help achieve the basic human right to access safe water and sanitation to the most vulnerable on a sustainable basis. It seeks to share and disseminate learning and expertise of Utthan’s team working for more than two and half decades on the issue.