Achievement - Biofil Toilet
Biofil – an environmentally sound and cost effective option for urban settlements.
Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) along with two other implementing partners – ICCO Cooperation and International Development Enterprises (iDE) – implemented the project named SanMark CITY – Intelligent Design in Urban Sanitation Marketing during January 2014 to December 2015 project period. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) provided financial support to the project. “SanMark-CITY” project aimed to explore the potential of four toilet technologies to overcome some of the challenges faced in delivering a sustainable sanitation solution. The toilet technologies include: (a) Tiger Toilet; (b) Enbiolet; (c) Biofil Toilet System; and (d) Sun-Mar Composting Toilet. The SanMark-CITY project area comprised of six slums/low-income communities of varying sizes and populations situated in Dhaka – Muktijodha Complex, Chatbari, Panchgachia, Bordeshi, Gudharaghat and Nawab-e-bag. Under SanMark-CITY project 15 nos of Tiger toilets, 15 nos of Enbiolet toilets, 15 nos of Biofil toilets, and 5 nos of Sun-Mar toilets have been installed in the project areas respectively with necessary “adaptations” to suit local conditions. Finally Biofil toilet has been suited in local conditions and the community people liked most to use this toilet in their locality. The Biofil digester is a simple compact on-site organic waste treatment system that uniquely combines the benefits of the flush toilet system and those of the composting toilets and eliminates the disadvantages and drawbacks of both systems.
On June 19, 2016, Dr. Md. Jashim Uddin, Deputy Managing Director (Admin), PKSF, handed over the cheque of PFSF grant to Dr. Masudul Quader PhD, CEO, Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK). PKSF granted BDT 60 lac to seven different organizations as part of its socio-economic and Human-Capacity Development Programme. Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) is one of them. Socio-economic and Human-Capacity Development programme, is a new initiative of PKSF. Under the programme, PKSF aims to donate 0.01 percent of its yearly budget to different development organizations. This grant of 1.5 million taka will support Nayan Jogi Asrom and Orphanage at Chandigar in Durgapur of Netrakona district.