DarakhtChhanvFoundation initiating to make healthy and better toilets in government schools. with menstrual hygiene awareness among school and communities girls as well.
We started this project by completing many school visits (it’s riveting!) You may read the highlights on this page. we were absolutely stunned at what we discovered.
-In our research, we found that most of the toilets are closed. Not more than 1 seat in toilets, and a few badly damaged urinals for many students. No water fittings. No electrical fittings. No washbasin and no soap to wash hands. This leads to a long queue outside the toilet, and sometimes children need to resort to open defecation/ urination. It is even more challenging for the senior girls who, with the onset of puberty, have special sanitation requirements. Broken doors and a damaged roof do not provide them the privacy they need to manage their menstrual needs. We have to think as we found that
There is an urgent need to reimagine school toilets.
Having toilets and water is a basic necessity in schools; however, it is not available in many rural schools in Bharatpur Rajasthan! Due to this, children are irregular to school and eventually drop out. This project will help to build toilets and maintain them, provide running and clean drinking water for school children in rural schools! The expected impact of the project is better health and improved school attendance and a reduction in school dropouts among the project villages
We have been given the opportunity to trial The School Toilet Project in a school in the village of Chakramnagar Bharatpur Rajasthan. (Where we are also launching our toilet project and will renovate both toilets (1 is for gilrs and another for boys) in school)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION for the toilet and menstrual project.
Excavation & Earthwork
Doors & Windows
Finishing (tiles, lighting, borne hole, etc)
Toilet seats and fittings
(The total estimated cost for the one toilet from start to completion to meet the standard obtainable is INR 50000-60000/- )
Providing hygiene and sanitation facilities in the school will create an enabling school environment and children's regularity to school will be improved, awareness of hygiene and sanitation will increase and children will have fewer illnesses due to water-borne infections. In the long term, the project is expected to reduce dropout rates, especially among girls, in upper primary and high school in the project-covered villages. The project will benefit many children in the project adopted schools. The organization will try to reach 15 school toilets in this 2021-22 years. For making them healthy for children.
With these healthy toilets, "We are also helping young girls manage their periods better. Let’s talk about periods 🩸 project named “Proud to Bleed and pad a girl” It’s 2021 and gender equality is a relatively hot topic, but that sentence is still something that makes people feel uncomfortable. The subject of menstruation is still something that is considered taboo and although many organizations are doing what they can to end the shame and eradicate period poverty, there is still a long way to go.
We are firm believers that we need to help break the silence, raise awareness, and change negative social norms surrounding menstrual hygiene around the world, so that women and girls feel empowered to manage their periods safely, hygienically, with confidence, and without embarrassment. We should live in a world where no woman or girl is limited by something as natural and normal as menstruating.
To support this belief, we are creating a free toolkit to help schools across the globe raise awareness and educate students around periods and good menstrual hygiene. and we are going to provide healthy period kits( Sanitary napkins, disposable bags, Soap hand wash, for those loving girls.
For enquires please call +91- 6367944907
or please send an email to: Contact@darakhtchhanvfoundation.org
Thank you so much as you donate to our project and join hands in fellowship with us in making a difference in our world.
Usha S & Monika