The organization also works for the improvements of Water & Sanitation status in school level and almost more than 100 schools have improved their infrastructure and use in terms of sanitation. More particularly a model water and sanitation programme was realized in 1 isolated block in Sagar Island of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.
Beside this, Sabuj Sangha has completed 100% school sanitation and formed Water Sanitation Management Committee (WATSAN) consisting of student and teacher. This committee mainly ensures the maintenance of water and sanitation infrastructure by contributing a certain amount in a particular account of a Nationalized Bank / Cooperative Bank for future maintenance. This process ensures the sustainability of the Water and Sanitation in School level.
Even during the severe pandemic situation, Sabuj Sangha continued to monitor and mobilize the communities and the schools. Classes are continuously monitored the conditions of safe water resources and sanitary facilities (inclusive of Girls & Boys Lavatories, Urinals and Changing Rooms) in the Community Safe Water Facilities in the Mathurapur II and Patharpratima Blocks of South 24 Parganas district and 26 remote rural locations in forested Kumargram block of Alipurduar district.
Poor hygiene practices and inadequate sanitary conditions play major roles in the increased burden of communicable diseases. As a result, the worst affected are the children, adolescents and the women who need urgent help.
We have been actively working and creating awareness on hygiene practises in both the rural and urban among the women and adolescent groups in Sundarbans, Kolkata & Bidhannagar regions.
Several discussions on basic hygiene, maintenance of cleanliness, discussion on communicable diseases, maintenance of life style, food habits and so on are important topics of discussion during the regular awareness campaigns. Community people are encouraged to keep the environment clean and ensure proper disposal of waste materials to avoid spread of germs and infections.
Menstruation is accompanied by amusing myths, misconceptions, and misinformation which are hugely damaging for many girls and women. It is more prominent in the rural areas and congested parts of the urban areas. Sabuj Sangha makes efforts in creating awareness on menstrual health and use of sanitary napkins through focus group discussions, use of social media and continuous interaction in the communities and schools. Experts from the medical field play a crucial role in facilitating the various discussions. Distributions of sanitary napkins are encouraged to bring improvement in the menstrual health.