As a woman commune leader, she plays a variety of roles in championing Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), a process that aim to bring about community-wide behavior change for sanitation and hygiene practices, thereby eliminating open defecation.
“With our behaviour, we are killing our children,” says J.P. Shukla to trigger Cambodia’s sanitation activists to ambitiously end preventable deaths caused by open defecation as the kingdom’s ‘season of flies [March to June]’ is coming.
On 20th December 2012, Plan International Cambodia and the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) have launched the training module for Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), School and Community Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) and Sanitation Marketing.
From April to June 2012, in Takeo, Svay Rieng and Kampong Cham province, a three-day Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Training of Trainers (ToT) was Conducted by the National Center for Health Promotion (NCHP).
The Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (CR-SHIP), funded by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) delivered a training of trainers (ToT) on Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), SC-WASH and Sanitation Marketing in April 2012.