RWHS & Sanitiation Program
In tribal regions, where Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti (RBKS) works, community is facing acute shortage of resource and infrastructure facilities, mainly with respects to education, health and drinking water. RBKS works on the aspects of community awareness and innovative approaches in development.
It started a new centre “Beeda Education Complex” to provide residential education to 200 tribal girls. The campus faced scarcity of water supply and RBKS was buying at least tanker (5000 litres) water per day at the cost of Rs. 400/- per tanker. Similarly sanitation facilities were lacking as compared to number of children Before Water And Sanitation Project implemented at Beeda campus.
Activities Under the Project
Construction of water storage tanks and setting filter system: In the project proposal it was planned to construct two storage tanks to cover all roof area. So the project constructed two tanks with storage capacity of 2.5 Lakh liter water. Filter system is already set for these tanks.
Developing water linkage system to divert water from all roofs to these tanks:To collect roof rain water, linkage system is established to divert water from a total of Square feet roof area to these tanks. This water is used for bath, cleaning, washing and irrigation for growing vegetables for hostel girls.
Installation of Safe drinking water Supply Source: Under this head one well is created by deepening work and other development with a contract of user right for ten years lease at this movement and option of further extension or getting well for the benefit of complex.
Construction of Toilet and Bathroom facilities for tribal girls: RBKS is running hostel for tribal girls since 1985. At present 500 girls are living in hostel and they belong to tribal community. Earlier we do not have sufficient number of sanitation block for all the girls due to lack of sufficient per capita water quantity and also lack of funds required. In this adverse condition under this project Wells for India support to construct sanitation block in the hostel include toilet, and bathroom. This sanitation block include 8 units (toilets + Bathrooms) making a total 16 facilities. Girls are using the facilities.
Girls Response to Intervention
Girls are happy that they have enough water for bathing, washing clothes, cleaning room. With the construction of RWHS and well development work they have sufficient water now. These girls also want to develop the green campus so plantation done and group of 4 to 5 girls are look after particular plant now many plants developed and does not require much attention. Every year plantation done and hostel girls are taking care of particular plant now the campus is looking more green. Girls along with warden also develop kitchen garden and producing fresh vegetables for their meal. For cleaning of toilet they have water at less distance so the use of sanitation habit is developing among girls. This is required for hygiene purpose and for growing girls sanitation blocks are necessary.
In the year 2011 water purifier system fixed near RWHS. An agency namely TMF, USA support for machine and the construction expenses made by RBKS. Now children are getting safe drinking water.