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close this bookTraining Human Settlement Workers in Eastern & Southern Africa (AFSC - Mazingira Institute, 1981)
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close this folderThe settlements situation
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Plot-holder education in Lesotho

Procedures are very similar in principle to those used in Botswana: simple visual and oral communication techniques assist in informing the general public about self-help plots and successful applicants in constructing their houses and understanding their rights and obligations under the project. Publicity materials include posters, leaflets, public meetings and a weekly radio program. After plots have been allocated by random selection an intensive training session is held over a weekend at LEHCO-OP offices. A slide show explains self-help construction, different house types, sanitation, loan procedures and legal agreements. Each of these topics is followed up in intensive question-and-answer sessions. When participants have identified their plots they work with LEHCO-OP staff to plan their building using a scale model in the office. This helps them to understand quantities of materials, construction sequences and managing finances and materials as well as how to organize space for the family. The self-help construction process is also explained in a training manual that was specially prepared by LEHCO-OP.

"How to fix a window frame and a door frame". From the Training Manual "Build Your Own House", LEHCO-OP, Lesotho.