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SULABH INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANISATION

You are not building toilets, you are building wholesome humanity. India yet again is offering the whole world, a great leader like Mahatma Gandhi, like Modiji.

In General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council Sulabh Bhawan, Palam Dabri Road, New Delhi - 110 045 Tel. Nos. : 91-11-25031518, 25031519; Fax Nos : 91-11-25034014, 91-11-25055952 E-mail: info@sulabhinternational.org, sulabhinfo@gmail.com Website: www.sulabhinternational.org, www.sulabhtoiletmuseum.org follow us on @drbindeshwarpathak, @bindeshwarpatha, bindeshwar-pathak

His Excellency

Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake

Ambassador of Mali to India in the Sulabh Campus on December 7, 2016


Diplomatic Career

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake, Ambassador of Mali to India

He is known for bringing around transformative and revolutionary reforms through his vision, leadership and impeccable administrative acumen. He demonstrated these qualities as a Mayor of the city of Ouelessebougou Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake serves as the second Malian Ambassador to India. He was nominated by the Malian President His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in May 2015. On September 2, 2015 Ambassador Samake presented to the President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, his letters of credence. He is also accredited to Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and Thailand. Ambassador Samake has a distinguished career in the private and public sectors. From 2009 until his appointment as Ambassador he served as Mayor of the city of Ouelessebougou, a municipality in Mali, consisting of a population of 55000 people. For the past 10 years, his commitment to improving rural conditions in Mali and development expertise has allowed him to serve in the capacity of Director/ Consultant to the Empower Mali Foundation and other foundations. He has also served as a Special Envoy to two Prime Ministers during which time he shared the political and social perspectives of the Malian Government with multilateral/bilateral partners. He brings to the post his experience in diplomacy, international development and a commitment to strengthen ties between the Republic of Mali and the Governments of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and Thailand. Ambassador Samake holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Brigham Young University, Utah, USA and a Bachelors Degree from École Normale SupÊrieure in Bamako, Mali. He and his wife Marissa Countinho have two children.

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Citation

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Speech of

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake Ambassador of Mali to India

Dr. Pathakji, we have come to Sulabh to learn and we are going home inspired I salute you. India offers the world great leaders. It is not about the toilets, it is about the people. What is being done here is divine. It is divine. When we walked into this place I felt the spirit of God. Everything is moving by inspiration. You believe in what you are doing. You make the guest feel like God. I would want to come back to Sulabh again and again and again, because Dr. Pathak is truly an angel I would like to give many thanks to young lady Ms. Hawa Deme. I live here in India. I did not know about toilets. It took Hawa who learnt and was inspired by Dr. Pathak, she said he is 73-years-old but he moves like a young man. Hawa is going to take the torch that you lit for us and go to Mali and inspire others and provide freedom, humanity, the law of oneself, self-esteem that has enthused people for having an adequate toilet. Dr. Pathak, its very important, because I will tell you this, I come from poverty. I too was untouchable because poverty makes you excluded, so I know how it feels to be excluded. I know how it feels to be treated like nothing, but there is nothing greater, nothing feels better to be liberated from the beginner to become a whole, a whole human being. You are not building toilets, you are building wholesome humanity. India yet again is offering the whole world, great leader like Mahatma Gandhi, like Modiji. So, Dr. Pathak, I am very pleased to be here. We will take this idea. My support for Hawa was very strong. But now I have become a convinced Sulabh advocate. I am joining the movement. Sulabh is a movement. DIEYA is a movement when I call DIEYA an association Hawa says no, DIEYA is a movement. Let’s move people to cleanliness, let’s move people to sustainability, let’s move people to a wholesome humanity. Dr. Pathak I thank you for having us here. I thank you for inspiring us. Thank you very much.

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Portrait of Ms. Hawa Deme Founder and CEO of DIEYA

As the Founder of the DIEYA Movement, I’m committed to give access to worthy toilets for all in Africa. Let’s share my passion about improving people’s lives. -Hawa Deme Hawa DEME created the Dieya Movement in 2016 in order to lift its fight for access to dignified, ecological and sustainable sanitation for all in Mali and Africa in particular, to promote the education of girls in a safe environment. It is dedicated to construction of toilets and dissemination hygiene programmes in schools. Hawa Deme holds an MBA, a Master’s Degree in International Finance, and a Master’s Degree in Economics. Specializing in Internal Audit, after starting her career as a consultant in strategy and risk management firms, she has been engaged on the voluntary ground since very young age. She is the initiator of Hope Week, coordinator of Umuganda Africa, and was President of the Association of Graduates and Students Malians of France (ADEMFrance). Passionate about Africa, Hawa Deme puts her expertise and leadership on topics related to education, employment, entrepreneurship and training, especially young people and women, on which she has acquired expertise. This is how she is regularly solicited as a resource person to international and governmental organizations and associations, around these key topics.

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Speech of Ms. Hawa Deme Founder and CEO of DIEYA

Good Morning everyone, I am sorry I didn’t prepare any speech, well, I will try to talk with my heart. I am very honoured to be here and see such an amazing welcome, and ya, it’s really very emotional. My name is Hawa Deme, I am 32-years-old, I am married. I have two children, one daughter and one son. My daughter is 7 years-old and my son is two-years-old. I spent much time in my life in activism, in working in association for students, social working and so on. And last year I was thinking about what I can do more for the people of my country. And I don’t know, why I was thinking about toilets. Because when I was a young girl, I remember that it was really hard, when I went somewhere to use toilet there, because most of the time it was too dirty, it was smelly. And at school also it was really difficult. I was in the girls’ school and I know many needy girls didn’t use toilets at school. So I decided to try to do something in order to work on toilets in my country and to help people to have a behaviour change in this area. So, I tried my research about this subject. Naturally I discovered Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak. It was so impressive and I decided to come to visit India, to visit his work and naturally I contacted my ambassador here who was also very helpful and this also helped me. And I had the chance to meet Dr. Pathak in France because actually I live in Paris and two weeks or three weeks later I am here and now I think I did the best choice because when I see this I think Dr. Pathak deserves the Nobel Prize of Peace, this is what I think. Because this is just great. You deserve it, it is amazing. Thank you, thank you very much.

I was in the girls’ school and I know many needy girls didn’t use toilets at school. So I decided to try to do something in order to work on toilets in my country and to help people to have a behaviour change in this area. So, I tried my research about this subject. Naturally I discovered Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak. It was so impressive and I decided to come to visit India. 7


Welcoming Moment

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake, Ambassador of Mali to India being accorded a warm welcome by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh Sanitation Movement on his arrival at the Sulabh Campus

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Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak welcomes Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme, Founder and CEO of DIEYA Movement

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak welcomes Hon’ble Mrs Marissa Countinho

Mrs. Usha Chaumar, President of Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, who is also a liberated manual scavenger from Alwar, Rajasthan, welcoming Hon’ble Mrs Marissa Countinho, wife of His Excellency

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A liberated manual scavenger from Alwar, Rajasthan, receiving the Ambassador, applies the traditional vermilion ‘Tilak’ on his forehead

Widows of Vrindavan: Dr. Pathak’s prophetic gesture

A liberated manual scavenger from Alwar, Rajasthan, welcoming Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme, Founder and CEO of DIEYA Movement, applies the traditional vermilion ‘Tilak’ on her forehead as a mark of respect and good luck.

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Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak interacting with H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake and Hon’ble Mrs Marissa Countinho

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak in conversation with H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake

Women from Hirmathala village greeting the Ambassador. Hirmathala became an open defecation-free village after Sulabh International took initiative for constructing toilets in every house there

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Dr. Pathak explaning the use of Sulabh Purified Water - “Sulabh Jal� which is making a qualitative change in the arsenic-affected people of Madhusudankati, West Bengal

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake with the women from Hirmathala village, an open defecationfree village in Mewat, Haryana

The Ambassador shaking hand with Mrs. Usha Chaumar, a liberated scavenger woman and President of Sulabh International

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H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake interacting with the liberated scavenger women

With the liberated scavenger women from Alwar and Tonk, Rajasthan

With the widows of Vrindavan who were really overjoyed to meet His Excellency

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A group photograph with the widows of Vrindavan and the liberated scavenger women from Alwar and Tonk, Rajasthan, and Hirmathala village of Haryana

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Sulabh Swachhta Rath: Chariot of Cleanliness

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake evincing keen interest in the Sulabh Swachhta Rath. The Rath is equipped with the latest audio-visual gadgets, and is being used as Sulabh Swachhta information, education and communication vehicle travelling across the country and spreading the message of Swachh Bharat and the Sulabh Sanitation Movement

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake sitting in the Sulabh Swachhta Rath along with Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Hon’ble Mrs Marissa Countinho and Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme

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Sulabh Water ATM & Sulabh Toilet Complex

His Excellency using the Sulabh Water ATM facility installed at the entrance of the Sulabh Campus

Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme using the Sulabh Water ATM facility installed at the entrance of the Sulabh Campus

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake, Hon’ble Mrs Marissa Countinho and Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme, observing how the incinerator works

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake, Hon’ble Mrs Marissa Countinho and Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme, observing the demonstration of the working of the sanitary napkin vending machine installed at the Sulabh Toilet Complex

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Sulabh Biogas & Effluent Treatment Plant

His Excellency sees the use and efficacy of the Sulabh Biogas Plant at its campus

A Sulabh official showing the treated water to H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake which has been taken out from the Sulabh Effluent Treatment Plant

A Sulabh official showing the treated water to Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme which has been taken out from the Sulabh Effluent Treatment Plant

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake frying papad at the Sulabh kitchen where the biogas from the Sulabh toilet complex is used for cooking. It is more economical than conventional gas

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His Excellency watching a demonstartion of the Sulabh biogas which is being used for warming oneself during the winter season

A Sulabh official showing the dried water hyacinth to His Excellency and explaining that biogas production increases when fed with the dried water hyacinth

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake, lighting the Mantle Lamp which uses biogas from the Sulabh Toilet Complex, as the source of energy

His Execllency being explained the generation of electricity from biogas produced by the Sulabh Biogas Plant linked to the Sulabh Public Toilet. This can also be used for street lighting as was done in Patna by Sulabh

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Sulabh Two-Pit Ecological Compost Flush Toilet

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake being shown the design of a Sulabh toilet that consists of a pan with a steep slope and a specially-designed trap which requires 1 litre of water for flushing. It thus helps improve environment and leads to conservation of water

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake smelling a pod of odour-free dried human excreta taken out from the Sulabh two-pit compost toilet

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A Sulabh official showing to His Excellency the low-cost Sulabh toilet made out of local material like gunny bags. Gandhiji always advocated the use of locally available materials; similarly Sulabh two-pit ecological toilets can be built using whatever materials are easily available in a particular area

His Excellency seeing the model of a Sulabh roofless toilet. This type of toilet has been specially designed for the people who want to defecate in the open

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A Sulabh official explaining to H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake and Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme, a detailed overview of the two-pit model which requires only one litre of water to flush H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake and Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme being shown the model of the Sulabh two-pit ecological toilets installed in the areas where there is space constraint

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A Sulabh official explaining to His Excellency the functioning of the twopits atttached to the Sulabh low-cost toilet where the human excreta in the pit does not require manual cleaning and, with in a period of two years it turns into bio-fertilizer which can be used to raise productivity in fields and gardens

A Sulabh official explaining to His Excellency the outline and functioning of the two-pit compost ecological toilet

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A Sulabh official explaining to His Excellency the child-friendly toilet developed by Sulabh, which can be used effectively in play schools and nurseries


Sulabh Vocational Training Centre

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake and Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme at the computer class of the Sulabh Vocational Training Centre

His Excellency with teachers and students at the beauty care vocational class

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Sulabh School Sanitation Club

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake and Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme interacting with the teacher at the cutting and tailoring class

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake and Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme, keenly watching the process of making sanitary napkins

Posing with the young members of the Sulabh School Sanitation Club

A young girl, who is a member of the Sulabh Schol Sanitation Club, explaining to the guests the procedure for making sanitary napkins

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A joyous moment at the Sulabh Public School

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Museum of Toilets

His Excellency envincing keen interest in the display boards which show the four-and-half-decades journey of Dr. Pathak and Sulabh

H. E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake having a glimpse of the display panels which show the four-and-half-decades journey of Dr. Pathak and Sulabh

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His Excellency evincing keen interest in the Su-Jok Therapy based on the science of acupressure. This therapy prescribes an anti- clock wise design to be made with a bit of pressure in the middle of the palm which abates the call of nature for some time

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake watching the photograph of the mega toilet complex opened at Pandharpur pilgrimage town in Maharashtra

An official of the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets showing the replica of the throne of King Louis XIV who is believed to have used it to defecate while conducting court sessions

His Excellency watching the model of the Mobile Toilet Van in the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

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Designer Door & Ball: Made out of Human Excreta

H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake picking a small ball of dried human excreta at the Sulabh Museum

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H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake and Hon’ble Ms. Hawa were amused to see a small ball of dried human excreta bouncing back when hit on the ground. One can freely touch it and also play with it

Sulabh Health Centre

Dr. Namita Mathur, Vice-Chairperson, Sulabh International Public Health Institute, explaining to His Excellency the activities of the Sulabh Health Centre.

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Sulabh Research and Development Laboratory

Wealth from Waste

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The Malian Ambassador evincing keen interest in the functioning of the Sulabh Research and Development Laboratory at the Sulabh Campus

A Sulabh official explaining to the guests the Sulabh technology of purifying domestic wastewater through duckweed (a free floating aquatic plant), which cleans water to a level when it can be safely discharged into any river body

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Sulabh Assembly Hall

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak and the guests in the Assembly Hall

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak presenting a two-pit model to His Excellency at the Morning Assembly

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Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak presenting a copy of the citation to H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake which was read out in his honour

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak presenting a gift to H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak presenting a Sulabh two-pit model to Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme at the Morning Assembly

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak presenting a gift to Hon’ble Ms. Hawa Deme

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Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, addressing at the Sulabh Auditorium

Ms. Hawa Deme, Founder and CEO of DIEYA Movement, addressing at the Sulabh Auditorium

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His Excellency Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake addressing at the Sulabh Auditorium. It was a great honour for us when H.E. said that “...When we walked into this place I felt the spirit of God...�

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H.E. Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake jotting down his impressions in the guest book of the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

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SULABH INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANISATION

You are not building toilets, you are building wholesome humanity. India yet again is offering the whole world, a great leader like Mahatma Gandhi, like Modiji.

In General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council Sulabh Bhawan, Palam Dabri Road, New Delhi - 110 045 Tel. Nos. : 91-11-25031518, 25031519; Fax Nos : 91-11-25034014, 91-11-25055952 E-mail: info@sulabhinternational.org, sulabhinfo@gmail.com Website: www.sulabhinternational.org, www.sulabhtoiletmuseum.org follow us on @drbindeshwarpathak, @bindeshwarpatha, bindeshwar-pathak

His Excellency

Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake

Ambassador of Mali to India in the Sulabh Campus on December 7, 2016

His Excellency Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake, Ambassador of Mali to India in the Sulabh Campus  
His Excellency Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake, Ambassador of Mali to India in the Sulabh Campus  

"You are not building toilets, you are building wholesome humanity. India yet again is offering the whole world, a great leader like Mahatma...

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