NEW DELHI: Dettol Banega Swachh India, a flagship CSR program by RB and ADRA India, NGO have started implementation of a hygiene education program in 3,070 primary schools of Uttar Pradesh to contribute in building behavior change among students.
The proposed locations are districts of Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Noida, Etawah, Kannauj, Varanasi and Bhagalpur of Bihar State.
Under the programme the first toilet and handwash unit in Saraswati Shishu Mandir School in Lucknow recently inaugurated under its hygiene education program for primary schools.
Ravi Bhatnagar, Director External Affairs & Partnerships, RB Health AMESA, said, “Health is a catalyst that brings social change and is considered one of the most critical areas of empowerment for children. Schools provide an excellent opportunity for children and their parents to broaden their horizon and learn healthy ways to adopt hygienic practices.”
Children’s ability to learn is affected by inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in several ways.
The programme will facilitate the school with training, wash and education material, wall paintings etc. The presence of toilet in schools will help in fostering good hygiene practices among students while making them aware about the use of sanitation facilities.