There are a number of one-off infrastructure projects which we hope to complete within the next financial year:
|I1||Outreach Centre (Paletwa)||Construction of a second outreach centre in the south of Chin State.|
|I2||Hydro-Electric Power Supply - Lailenpi Training Centre||Installation of a hydro-electric power supply to the training centre in Lailenpi.|
|I3||Piped Clean Water - Lailenpi Training Centre||Installation of a piped clean water supply to the training centre and clinic in Laillenpi.|
In 2011, the training base was moved from Chapi on the India border to Lailenpi inside Chin State. This brought the CHW training within reach of a greater number of villages. However, over the last few years, as the reach of our work has widened, CHWs have had to travel up to 13 days by foot, boat and motorbike to reach the training centre. In addition, providing ongoing refresher training and support at the village level is incredibly difficult due to the vast distances and the lack of communication channels and infrastructure between villages.
The first of two outreach centres was completed in 2015 and the second centre, based near Paletwa in the south of Chin State, is planned for construction in 2017. The centre will act as a base for area coordinators to gather, re-train and support existing CHWs as well as prepare the ground for training of new CHWs and TBAs in future years.
The hydro-electric power and piped clean water supply represent two key projects to improve the efficiency of training operations at the base in Lailenpi. The mountainous and rugged terrain surrounding the base provides the perfect environment for a hydro-electric power supply following a pilot project in 2014. Seventy-seven percent of the funds for this and the piped clean water supply have already been secured at the beginning of the year. Both of these projects will provide an essential upgrade to the training facility and clinic, enabling the training to be more effective.