The Home Based Project Team and the long term volunteers of FSL India had meeting with Sanitation Committee of Trasi Nirmal Gram Samiti at Turtle Bay Beach Resort on 31st January 2012. Trasi Nirmal Gram Samiti (TNGS) is a one of organisations that has been working for betterment of Trasi village. FSL India has been working in collaboration with this organisation on many programs like beach walk, beach cleaning and sea turtle conservation. Eco-tourism project undertaken by FSL India, the project team along with active participation of international volunteers has been the educating community people near the coastal area about health and hygiene. As open defecation leading to poor environmental health is one of the major issues, FSL India has been making efforts to address the issue through construction of toilets in collaboration with TNGS. To make this effort a concrete reality a meeting was held with Mr. Abraham Chako, Mr. Richard Almeda, Mrs. Parvati and Ramdasu from TNGS. Miss Vidya and Miss Manjula from FSL India also participated in meeting. Two visitors namely Ms. Dee and Mr. Tim from USA (Hawaii Island) also attended the meeting and expressed their willingness and goodwill to support in improving health and hygiene among this particular community.
Miss Vidya and Miss Manjula explained about the proposed project of FSL India. Mr. Abraham Chako explained on TNGS project and it was decided to construct community toilets near the beach side so that it would be helpful for the tourist as well as the fishing community. They explained the design of toilets with all technical details. It was decided that three separate toilets for men and three for women be constructed. Ms. Dee also in principle agreed on the proposal to construct 6 toilets in one building near the beach side with a total outlay of 3 lakhs. 50% of the construction would be borne by TNGS and local community. The rest 50% of the construction will be donated by Ms. Dee. Construction of toilets near beach side certainly would help promoting environmental sanitation and health status of the community. If beach is cleaned sea turtle would also come in great number to lay egg. No doubt Trasi is emerging as one of the prime location with tremendous potential for Eco-tourism project.