School-based water and sanitation programs
Sustainability and scalability of school-based water and sanitation programs in India
Safe drinking water and adequate hygiene and sanitation have a major impact on school attendance and achievement.
In order to achieve universal access to education as a right for all children, clean water and adequate sanitation are a critical part of the school environment. Access to clean water and sanitation in schools provides children the opportunity to stay healthy and learn the importance of hygiene and sanitation at an early age. Students lose days at school because of preventable gastrointestinal infections, and it is thought that adolescent girls drop out of school when they reach puberty because sanitation facilities do not provide privacy and cleanliness during menstruation.
The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation has several water and sanitation pilots from social enterprises in Indian schools in several Indian states. The Water Institute at UNC is analyzing the functionality and self-financing of water dispenser and portable toilets, and their potential scaling-up in additional schools and surrounding communities. Read More Sponsored by: Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Total funding: $357,077
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Sponsored by: Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Total funding: $357,077