WINS: Wash in Schools
Lack of proper WASH facilities and low sanitation awareness are direct causes of students’ health problems and school dropouts (especially girls reaching age of puberty).
WINS (Wash in schools) program aims at inculcating good sanitation practices in children, preventing health problems and reducing school dropouts by providing proper sanitation facilities.
As a pilot project implemented in Sholinganallur Govt. Higher Secondary school, we have redesigned and reconstructed the entire sanitation infrastructure in the school in accordance with UNICEF guidelines, which is now equipped with:
- A girl friendly Toilet block with a long urinal of 99 seats (if the school gives 15 minutes for the break, all the students can use the facility without any difficulty).
- Two user friendly boys urinal block
- One user friendly latrine seat for each class with safe and user friendly door (once locked inside, user cannot be locked outside)
- Two group hand washing stations with 28 taps each. Hand washing facility is also provided in the inner side of the toilet blocks for both boys and girls
- Water re-use – The water used in the Hand washing stations is re used for washing the Urinal drains. The food particle and other solid materials from the hand washing stations are disposed in a leach pit separately. All the used water and urine are collected reused for watering the trees in the school campus.
- The girls toilets are also fitted with incinerators for sanitary napkins. Sessions on menstruation and menstrual hygiene are also conducted to ensure higher awareness thereby reducing dropouts when girls attain puberty
- New Ground level reservoirs have been constructed to provide adequate water supply.
- Over 1500 children studying in this Government school benefitted from the project.
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
- CSR partner – Symrise India Pvt. Ltd
- NGO partner – India NGO