Plan India, in partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries, launched the ‘Swachta se Shiksha ki Aur’ project in Primary Schools of East Delhi Municipal Corporation. The project will benefit over 400 children under the school improvement programme and will have the key components of providing water and sanitation facilities, along with educational facilities.
Anil Baliyan, Deputy Director, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, along with employees from Samsung Heavy Industries from India and Korea, school teachers, School Management Committee members, students and community members inaugurated the project. The employees of Plan India, Samsung and school children volunteered for a day to develop a play space in the school premise as well.
The key component of the project is to create a child friendly, stimulating and inclusive infrastructure in school and strengthen capacities of the teachers and school administrators to promote quality education and hygiene practices among children.
The project will jointly be implemented by the government school and will be managed by the School Management Committee once it is handed over. Some of the essential activities are to develop hygienic habits among children in the school, install and promote safe and clean drinking water facilities with solar power for uninterrupted water supply in the school, age appropriate drinking water points and hand-washing points for easy access to young children and most importantly separate toilets for boys and girls. The school will also be equipped with a digitally equipped resource centre to inculcate the habit of reading among the children and to enhance their understanding on using internet as a search tool. All this will be undertaken through a structured curriculum on school wash and education. The project also aims to train school teachers on computer aided learning technique for promoting accelerated learning among the children.