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Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya - Implementing school sanitation program

For promoting safe sanitation in schools, FINISH is constructing toilet blocks for schools under 'Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya' campaign in Barmer & Jalore district of Rajasthan. The financial support is provided by Cairn India and construction & supervision is being done by us. The project is being implemented in 82 selected schools in consultation with district administration. Each toilet will have running water facility with separate wash area and will be attached to Bio-digester.

FINISH Society, WASTE & World Toilet Organization signed MoU to strengthen and promote initiatives for sanitation and waste management in India.

The MoU between FINISH Society, WASTE and WTO was signed at a press conference on November 24th in Jaipur. Aim of this agreement is to support the state and center government to achieve the set targets for sanitation and hygiene. This is first such partnerships in the country. As a part of this initiative a mixture of policy dialogues, lobbying and advocacy work for sanitation will be done coupled with on ground sanitation activities. Three major objectives of this MOU is to make India open defecation free, to support sustained usage of sanitation systems created and to support valorization of excreta in a safe and dignified manner.

Construction of 20,000 Individual Households toilets in Barmer, Rajasthan in partnership with Cairn India Ltd

FINISH Society is implementing a project for construction of 20,000 toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission with support from district administration and Cairn India Ltd in Barmer, Rajasthan. The demand for toilets will be generated by bringing behavior change in the community and educating people on safe sanitation needs. The project is very challenging as Barmer is a desert area and construction of toilets needs lot of efforts. However, the FINISH team is committed to overcome the challenges and increase sanitation density in Barmer. CIL will be supporting the construction as CSR support apart from the subsidy from Zila Parishad, Barmer.

Creating Enabling Environment for Children through Equitable Access and use of School WASH in Dungarpur, Rajasthan

FINISH Society is implementing a project for creating enabling environment for children through equitable access and use of school WASH in Tribal Rajasthan (SWASHT-R). The program is being implemented in 150 schools in Dungarpur district of Rajasthan with support from UNICEF.

The 150 schools were selected after baseline validation of more than 200 schools from the region. This program is designed to educate children on best WASH practices and develop them as change agents of society. There are lots of activities done under the program involving mothers, students, School Management Committee, teachers etc so that the change derived is sustainable. All the schools will be also equipped with separate hand wash facility which is being constructed under the supervision of FINISH Society.