Sakshi builds toilets at MCD schools and provides hygiene education to slum children and the families and communities they come from to prevent the frequent epidemics of diseases like diarrhoea.
Toilets also dramatically reduce the drop-out rate of schoolgirls
L: Children queue up at a new
water station built by Sakshi
Sakshi builds toilets at slum schools including government primary schools ensuring they are hygienic, functional and that there is a clean water supply to service them. We build, modernize or repair septic tanks, water supplies and connections, urinals and water stations.
Clean sanitation facilities prevent many debilitating diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera. Functional and gender-specific facilities prevent the girl child from dropping out.
L: New Okhla School Girls' Facility R: New Molarband School Toilets
L: New Jasola School Water Station R: Septic Tank Inauguration
Providing Hygiene Education
Sakshi teaches children how to maintain personal hygiene as well as how to maintain sanitary conditions in the newly-built toilets. Something as simple as washing hands or learning to flush goes a long way in preventing illness.
Further, children are mobilized as Community Catalysts. Sakshi teaches children how to teach their parents and siblings about the importance of hygiene and how to maintain hygiene and prevent disease despite insufficient sanitation facilities at home.
Children are taught using Sakshi's "Joyful Learning" model where Sakshi teachers utilize role-play, songs, drawing as the primary methods of teaching. Hygiene clubs are established and children are helped to bring out the Vikas newsletter on cleanliness.
Fun activities to enhance a child's engagement in a "boring" subject like hygiene and promote internalisation of the new habits.
L: Children's Hygiene Club Newsletter "Vikas"
Above: Drawing Contest "A Clean Home"
How You Can Get Involved
Health is the most basic building block for the better future of a child and her family. If you wish to help, you can:
Donate to Sakshi. If you wish, you can specify your contribution go towards the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Project.
Sponsor the building of a new toilet facility which can be dedicated in your name or anyone else you wish to gift the dedication to. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a project proposal.
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