Water, Sanitation & Hygiene – WASH –
Equitable Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: SAFE AND AFFORDABLE DRINKING WATER FOR DEPRIVED COMMUNITIES ALONG WITH COMMUNITY DRIVEN SANITATION AND HYGIENE MANAGEMENT
At PRI, our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program focuses on community-driven sanitation and hygiene management
Through our WASH program, efforts are made to create initiative and momentum for the adoption of proper and safe sanitation and hygiene practices. In order to foster pride, ownership and accountability towards public hygiene in 3 villages around a PRI plant in Behror (Rajasthan), we have launched Project Swaachtam. This project aims to encourage positive behavior change in community members to bring about cleanliness in their surroundings. Through the establishment of a dry waste collection center and facilitating door-to-door collection of waste, the project promotes good waste management practices. It also creates local job opportunities
Lack of access and affordability of menstrual hygiene facilities and provisions at schools in rural India is one of the biggest reasons for high drop-out rates of girl students aged between 12-18 years. For those who can afford good quality sanitary pads, safe disposal remains a huge problem in dearth of proper waste management and sanitation facilities. Through different programs, PRIF tackles those issues to ensure that no girl students stops coming to school in dearth of sanitary pads.