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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

WASH Origami & Importance Of WASH Workshop

WASH Origami & Importance Of WASH Workshop Organized In Village School .
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WASH In School Workshop

WASH workshop organized in village school of western uttar pradesh and distributed soap bars,posters,wash and mh booklet ,sanitary pads.

WASH Workshop organized in Uttar Pradesh Schools

WASH workshop organized in village school of western uttar pradesh and distributed soap bars,posters,wash and mh booklet ,sanitary pads 

The importance of handwashing with soap in schools

Handwashing, also known as hand hygiene, is the act of cleaning hands for the purpose of
removing soil, dirt, and microorganisms. Although it can prevent infection and save lives, good hand
hygiene is not widespread in domestic, school and healthcare settings. Only 19% of people across the
world wash their hands with soap after defecating. 35% of healthcare facilities have no water and
soap for handwashing, and only 21% of schools in developing countries have handwashing facilities.
Furthermore, compliance with handwashing behaviours are worse in many low-income settings.
UNICEF data show that nearly 900 million children have either limited or no handwashing service
at their school. 47% of schools worldwide do not have handwashing facilities with soap and water. ½
of schools in the least developed countries have no hygiene service at all.
Why is handwashing with soap important? few data…
Water alone does not dislodge dirt, grease, and the natural oils on hands, but soap helps break down
germ-carrying oils. Soap also facilitates rubbing and friction which can remove germs from the
hands, and so that germs can be rinsed away with water. Using soap also adds to the time spent
washing and ensures a more effective wash. With proper use, all soaps are equally effective at
removing germs that cause disease. Moreover:
• Washing hands with soap at critical times (after using the toilet, before eating and preparing food)
can reduce diarrhoea rates by more than 40%. Handwashing with soap is one of the most costeffective
interventions to prevent diarrhoea-related deaths and disease.
• Handwashing with soap can reduce the incidence of acute respiratory infections (ARIs) by more
than 20%.
• Up to 50% of cases of malnutrition are caused by inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene.
• Handwashing promotion in schools can play a role in reducing the number of days children miss
school. Studies reveal that promotion and distribution of soap in primary schools result in more
than 50% fewer days of absence among students compared to schools without such an
• Health costs due to hygiene-related diseases can be reduced by good hygiene habits such as
handwashing with soap.
How can we change people’s hand washing behaviors?
Access to clean water and soap alone will not deliver the health and development benefits of
handwashing. It is true behavior change and the sustained and consistent practice of the new
behavior that ensures the positive results. Changing people’s behavior is difficult and complex, but
possible with the right approach and in the right context. Behavior change is not a rocket science, nor
a silver bullet; it is a social science and it requires a multi-disciplinary approach in order to design,
implement and evaluate programs more effectively. A collective effort from governments, donor
agencies, I/NGOs, local capacity based organizations (CBO), private sector, academia and civil
society is urgently needed in the sector to implement and evaluate sustainable handwashing
campaigns at scale.
In India, for example, the Mid-Day Meal which is a government flagship program operational in all
schools across the country serves nearly 110 million children in 1.3 million primary and upper
primary schools . It provides an excellent opportunity to influence hygiene practices of children
particularly handwashing with soap before meals. Learning this simple, but lifesaving habit in school,
also means that children can inculcate this among other household members too. As powerful agents
of behavioral change, children can take lessons they have learned at school back home to teach their
parents, siblings and elders on good hygiene behaviors such as handwashing with soap. It is a path
breaking innovation that can potentially improves the education and health outcomes of 110 million
children who have mid-day meal daily, across the country. Group Handwashing ensured that all
children wash hands in ‘groups’, stand facing each other, exchanges positive messages, make ‘eye to
eye’ contact and enjoy the process. Making this happen on an every-day basis before Mid-Day Meal
in every school of the country, leads to a new ‘social norm’ around handwashing before meals.
Global Handwashing Day and the international commitment:
Global Handwashing Day (October 15th) was established in 2008 as a platform to advocate for
greater attention to hand hygiene. This effort, combined with many other efforts to bring attention to
the need for improved water supply, sanitation, and hygiene, have resulted in the inclusion of
handwashing as an indicator within the Sustainable Development Goals (specifically, 6.2.1). With
this, more countries than ever before have begun to include handwashing with soap as an indicator in
their routine data collection.
Target 6.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls on the global community to achieve
access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030. Despite this, hygiene still gets
low levels of political attention in low and middle-income countries. One explanation for this is that
historically, the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) sector focused on building taps and toilets,
whilst the healthcare sector focused on treating patients and behaviour change has always been seen
as a difficult undertaking. Target 6.2 indicators for handwashing include the ‘proportion of
populations with handwashing facilities with soap and water at home’. However, this indicator is just
a proxy measurement, and doesn’t tell us whether people are actually practicing handwashing. There
is therefore a need for each country to set up a behavioural outcomes-related indicator in addition to
target 6.2. Though there is growing recognition of the importance of behaviour change it is still
highly neglected. The biggest challenge in the WASH sector right now is how to achieve sustained
hygiene behaviour change at scale, and attain Global Goal 6 (clean water and sanitation for all).
Our commitment:
HEEALS (Health, Education, Environment And Livelihood Society) is one of those organizations
directly involved in implementing hand washing with soap in children’s daily routine. It is working on
WASH (water, sanitation and Hygiene) projects in seven states: Delhi (National Capital Region),
Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal, Uttranchal, Leh and Uttar Pradesh. HEEALS works in slum
schools, schools in unauthorised colonies, orphanages and refugee camps. Through spreading
education on sanitation and personal hygiene and delivering basic hand washing material, HEEALS
is working to increase the attendance rates of pupils in schools, reduce the number of diseases and
deaths and improve the health of people across Indian society.

WASH Intern

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way forward; 2015.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Save Girl Child - Educate Girl Child

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (save the girl child,
educate the girl child) on January 22, 2015 in Panipat, Haryana. The Scheme is a triministerial
effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare
and Human Resource Development. With an initial corpus of Rs 100 crore, the scheme has
been launched in hundred districts across the country. Moreover, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
scheme comes at a time when the nation is confronted with problems associated with
women’s safety such as rape and other forms of assault. The Government also projected Rs
150 crore to be spent by the Ministry of Home Affairs on a scheme to extend the security of
women in large cities. Moreover, the Union Budget has also allocated to the Ministry of
Road Transport and Highways Rs 50 crore for pilot schemes to safeguard the safety of
women on public road transport. That is a welcome step as this can help restore women’s
faith in the system.
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is a nation-wide campaign to increase awareness on celebrating
the Girl Child & enabling her education. The campaign was aimed at ensuring girls are
born, nurtured and educated without discrimination to become empowered citizens of this
country with equal rights. The Campaign will interlink National, State and District level
interventions with community level action in 161 districts, bringing together different
stakeholders for accelerated impact.The scheme aims at making girls independent both
socially and also financially through education. This approach of the Government can
facilitate in generating awareness and improving the efficiency of delivery of welfare
services meant for women. This program focuses on challenging mindsets and deep rooted
patriarchy in the societal system, advancing education of the girl child: focus on issues of
women empowerment on a life cycle continuum. The objective of this initiative are the
prevention of gender biased sex selective elimination, ensuring the survival and protection
of the girl child, ensuring education and participation of the girl child.
The practice of aborting female fetus has become more rampant with the availability of
modern diagnostic tools for sex determination of the unborn. With social biases favoring
the male child on consideration of economic advantages and the deep-rooted attitude of
labelling the girl child as more of a liability, the sex ratio in the country has been highly
skewed.The process of elimination continues even after birth in various forms of
discrimination in matters of health, nutritional and educational needs of the girl child.
The strategies used to implement this campaign were the following: to implement a
sustained Social Mobilization and Communication Campaign to create equal value for the
girl child & promote her education. Secondly, to place the issue of decline in CSR/SRB in
public discourse, improvement of which would be an indicator for good governance.
Moreover, to focus on Gender Critical Districts and Cities low on CSR for intensive &
integrated action. Finally to ensure service delivery structures/schemes & programs are
sufficiently responsive to issues of gender and children’s rights. It can be a boon not just for
the girl children but also for the whole society. The formidable project can incorporate the
successes of effective practices for better initiation and implementation. For example, West
Bengal has a system for enabling money transfers at periodic intervals for the child’s
education. In Punjab, pregnant girls are registered in their first trimester so that the
authorities may follow up and monitor cases of foeticide. Another example is Tamil Nadu’s
Amma Baby Care Kit.
However, the initiative, although sensible, has been criticized for the most part by many
people. It is said that the funds allotted are not enough for full implementation of the
scheme. There is need to amend the laws and penalize those who harm the girl child.
There’s also need to educate people at the grassroots level about the rights of the girl child
to live a healthy life.
HEEALS is a non-profit organization settle in Gurgaon, India. In our organization we firmly
believe that to provide the resources, knowledge, expertise and leadership will help the
people and the communities across the states of India to use their skills to improve the
quality of life, environment, education and livelihood and that of future generations.
We want to ensure that through empowering our local communities with knowledge
and education we can begin to eradicate poverty in India. That’s why we educate young
girls during workshops on the importance to finish school and on how rights should be
equal across gender.

- Bene
Wash &MH Intern 

WASH & MH Workshop In Gurgaon

WASH & MH Workshop Organized In Gurgaon And Distributed Sanitary Pads & WASH and MH Booklets 

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

MHM Workshop In Schools

Menstrual Hygiene Workshop In Uttar Pradesh School and Distributed Sanitary pads and WASH & MH Booklet 

Menstrual Hygiene Workshop In School

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Self-Defense And Self-Confidence Program

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We would like to start a self-defence and self-confidence program for students of schools in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana states. As regards girls, the self-defence program will contribute in their lack of confidence during their periods: their phisical weekeness will be conpensated by acquistion of new skills. Moreover,
parents will be more confident and they will feel more secure about their daughters. This will lead to an increment of girls’ enrollment in schools. Self-discipline hints will help out boys boys and girls to be positive and to be more aware on how they can protect themselves.

- This program will provide children with confidence, raising their enrollment in school and being more aware on how to protect themselves.
- Students will get different self-protection tips on how to avoid/ defend by potential attackers througout the use of objects or by striking on the soft spots of the attacker, when ubjected to physical abuse, violence, crime, etc.
- Students will have the chance to see the live demo of self-defence techniques as demonstrated by the trainer
- Provide knowledge about the different tips of self-protection to keep in mind in different situations

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

WaSH & MHM Workshop In Ghaziabad

WaSH & MHM Workshop In Ghaziabad ,Uttar Pradesh Schools and Distributed Sanitary pads and WASH & MH Booklet .

How HEEALS implements its WASH projects with origami, the art of paper folding

How HEEALS implements its WASH projects with origami, the art of paper folding

Since its foundation in 2010 HEEALS has a mandate of empowering local and rural communities to become sustainable in Health, Education, Environment and Livelihood Society sectors through engaging workshops,resources distribution and content creation. In a constant effort to improve its projects and find the best solutions to better involve its beneficiaries, HEEALS has recently implemented its WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects with sessions of origami making.

What is origami?
“Origami is the art of making objects for decoration by folding sheets of paper into shapes” (Cambridge Dictionary). The
goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a sculpture through folding techniques, discouraging the use of cuts and glue.

Why origami?
We think that active participation of our beneficiaries is essential for a successful project. Usually HEEALS works with young boys and girls of several Indian schools and marginalized communities, and that’s the main reason that pushes us to create interactive workshop sessions that can be fun beyond instructive.

WASH origami
Our idea is to dedicate some time, at the end of our WASH workshops, to teach kids how to fold simple origami shapes. Doing so they will implement their skills, have fun, remember what is WASH about and connect what they have been taught during the workshop with a practical activity.
WASH is about three things: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Each of these parts can be easily represented by simple origami shapes.
• Water, what we explain during our workshops is that having safe water is essential to human life and health. Safe or drinking water is water that “does not represent any significant risk to health over a lifetime of consumption, including different sensitivities that may occur between life stages” (WHO, 2017). Safe water can be daily
used for cooking, bathing, cleaning and much more. We decided to represent Water with a fish origami that is per excellence the inhabitant of clear and neat waters.
• Sanitation, this term describes the strategies used to provide adequate water for drinking and other needs and it refers to the provision of facilities and services in order to accomplish this goal. Providing water filters,collectors or tanks to schools and marginalized communities is a priority for 
HEEALS. A water bomb
origami can best represent and simplify this idea. It is fun for kids and it could be a nice option and a more environmental friendly solution to the huge number of plastic balloons filled with colors and used during the Holi festival. In fact this simple origami shape can be blown with air, filled with water or with colored powders and kids can used them as a very easy-to-make toy.
• Hygiene “refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases” (WHO).
Personal hygiene refers to maintaining the body's cleanliness. During our workshops we always remind kids that personal cleanliness can be preserved by practicing simple daily activities to maintain clean and neat our body, the place where we live and the environment around us. This idea can be represented and simplified by an origami broom, a very common and simple object used daily in every house.

Wash Intern