Alwar and Jaipur
With an overall aim to improve the enrolment and retention of children in schools, a project was implemented in 25 government schools of Alwar and Jaipur. The project contributed to the goal by improving access and quality of drinking water, sanitation and overall school environments.
- In Alwar, around 1,500 girls, 1,350 boys and 90 teachers benefited from improved water and sanitation facilities. The project also had a positive impact on adolescent girls as they are now better equipped to maintain their menstrual health and hygiene. SMCs of these schools were also strengthened (225 members including 50% females and 15 student nominees). The indirect benefits of the project reached up to 3,500 families and households in the communities. The project also lead to improved health of children due to availability of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities and decrease the incidence of water borne diseases like diarrhoea.
- The empowered SMCs and communities continue to manage the constructed facilities and are also in a better position to demand similar facilities from appropriate authorities.
- In Jaipur, around 1,000 boys, 1,500 girls and 107 teachers are benefitted from the project.
- After an extensive mapping of WASH and recreational facilities in 25 schools under the project and detailed consultations with children, SMC members and other important stakeholders, school specific WASH plans were prepared. Each plan included individual design of WASH facilities and a budget for each school. Based on the plans, construction work was completed in 15 government schools.