Thanks to all the support from donors, we are continuing to run a sustainable program to bring about better hygiene practices among children. A total of 15 Sanitation Workers have been placed in the schools maintain the sanitation facilities at the school and to keep them clean and hygienic.
The schools are supplemented with cleaning materials. In order to further strengthen the commitment and motivation of the sanitation workers, Best Sanitation Worker is chosen every month and felicitated with a gift. Repair and maintenance of the toilets at 3 of the schools has been done this year. Clean drinking water provision has been given through Reverse Osmosis filtration systems. Water drums have been provided this year to collect and store purified water. Annual cleaning and maintenance of the water tanks at the schools was also done.
The initiative has to promote handwashing habit among children has seen good success. Handwashing soap has been provided to each school and the para teachers have been facilitating handwashing with soap before lunch and after toileting.'
The children wash their hands with soap before eating and after using toilets. The initiative has been successful and the students wash their hands twice a day with soap. A Hygiene-Sanitation Survey conducted to understand the impact of the interventions suggests 70% and 80% of the students surveyed wash their hands 3 or more times a day with soap.
Health classes are conducted by the Kalanjiyam Nurse in 12 of the schools on a monthly basis where she also focuses on reinforcing the messages on proper toileting, hand-washing and keeping body clean, use of slippers, and boiling water before drinking etc. alongside the topic of the day. The Kalanjiyam staff too keep reinforcing these messages to the children whenever possible to bring about a positive change in personal hygiene behaviours.
Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.