Sahyog care for you is a nonprofit working on water & sanitation in Indian schools and we want to
understand better how the lack of toilets in school.To address this problem Sahyog helps to renovate and
constructed toilets in schools.
It was estimated that 2 out of 5 Indian schools did not have separate toilets for boys and girls, and over 2.5
lakh schools did not have any toilets at all. A total of 27.6 million children i.e. 14.1 million boys and 13.5
million girls’ according to the 14.7% of total children enrolled do not have access to toilet facility in schools.
7 states which include Orissa, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam and Bihar, account for almost
50% i.e. 13.8 million children without access to toilet facilities in schools.
Sahyog aims to create an enabling school environment and improve students’ health. It proposes to
extend the activities that would include standardized toilet facilities to achieve:
In addition, improved sanitation status in schools increases children’s awareness of sanitation issues and
empowers them to be change agents in their families and communities.
Under this program Sahyog has renovated school toilets and improved personal hygiene in more than
100 MCD schools in Delhi/NCR:
Through the program Sahyog sensitized 100 MCD school children on personal hygiene and sanitation. As
the toilet is one of the main reasons for girls to dropout from schools, so Sahyog care explained the
importance of sanitation for a good health. The aim of this project is to be recuperating the education
significance in schools, to offer access to digital literacy and labs and to improve infrastructure in
With the help of Sahyog the all repair/ replacement work of toilets and hand washing areas has been
done. Now all the toilets and hand washing point are clean and hygienic to use for children.
Health & WASH
Water, sanitation, and hygiene issues, collectively known as WASH issues, have an important role for
every child because of three important reasons.
- WASH challenges are universal to human existence and all students. For this reason, WASH education
is relevant to all children and will build upon their existing knowledge.
- Students act as important vehicle to transfer knowledge to their families, friends and the wider
- Behavior changes can be easily made at a young age. Thus, the sooner the students are able to
understand these issues, the more likely they will begin to practice positive Behaviors Personal hygiene
improves the quality of life of the students. So Arunima introduced the Health & WASH sessions. This is
of great importance in a slum community where the living conditions are poor. These sessions were
undertaken to spread awareness among the school children and to identify any misconception among
them regarding the maintenance of personal hygiene.
Objectives of the session
Student understands the importance of halt to their well being.
- Students receive an introduction to water, sanitation, and hygiene and CSA issues.