Support Us in Providing Water Sanitation & Menstrual Hygiene Awareness To Girl and Children in Schools and Orphanage Homes
India is the open defecation capital of the world, where people have more mobile phones then toilets, having easy access to banks as compared to toilets. India is home to 638 million people defecating in the open.
66 % Girl Schools don’t have functioning girl toilets in India ,which led to drop out of more than 40 % of girls after they finishes class Fifth. Around 23 % Girls drop out of school every year in India due to lack of menstrual hygiene and no toilet facility for pads disposal in their schools.
1000 Children die every day in India equals number of children dying due to to Aids+Measeles + Malaria Combined . More than half of the Indian Population do not wash their hands after defecation , making diseases such as Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Infections major killers among children and adult alike.
It gives just a glimpse of Tip of the iceberg, where a big problem lies beneath and Girls and women are suffering a lot due to this and becoming victims of Health problems, economic disparity, no career growth, sexual violence and harassment and many more.
What we wants to do :
Our Campaign meant to create awareness among the masses about Sanitation Menstrual Hygiene Toilets and Unsafe drinking water and its effect on Girl Child Education and their health.
Through this Campaign we are trying to create awareness among Girl Child Population, School Children & Their Families about Sanitation , Menstrual Hygiene , Hand Wash and Safe Drinking Water who are living in Rural Areas , Urban Slums and Orphanage Homes . Along with the awareness campaign we also aim to provide the necessary tools to ensure the communities are equipped to tackle these issues, buy providing toilets in the most at risk areas and by providing things such as Water Purification Tablets, Water Tanks, Soap and Sanitary Napkins.
Where We Are Working :
We are Targeting Following Institutions Where We Wants To Create Awareness and Facilitate them With Sanitation Supplies : -
- Economically Weaker Section Schools
- Government Schools in Rural & Urban Slum Areas
- Orphanage Homes
- Refugee Camp
Why We need Funds
1000 Children Dying Every Day In India , Diarrhoea Killing More people then Aids + Measles + Malaria Combined . More than 50% of the population do not wash their hands after defecation .
66 % Schools Do Not Have Functioning Girl Toilets in India , 23 % Girls Drop out of the schools just because they lack awareness regarding Menstrual Hygiene and around 41% drop out of the schools due to lack of toilet facilities. 1in 3 women worldwide risk shame,sexual harrasement and even attack due to no Toilet Facilities .
These are not just numbers they are Lives of Human Beings and only one thing can prevent this number to grow further and that is Awareness and Prevention .
We Need Fund To Create awareness regarding Sanitation , Stop Open Defecation , Hand Wash and Menstrual Hygiene in Schools , Orphanage Homes and Refugee Camps .
We have targeted to aware 33,111 Girls and Children in 5 States of India in 3 months through our targeted plan and approach
How We Are Doing It
Only a aware citizen can create a healthy and prosperous society, keeping in mind these words we developed a 4 stage strategy through which we can create awareness .We developed a behaviour change process approach with interactive communication to create a impact on behaviour of students and girls toward healthy practices. We divided our approach into four steps.
- WASH Games ( Specifically Designed Games of Sanitation and Hygiene )
- Process Demonstration ( Demonstration of Hand Wash Process and Obtaining Sanitary Pads at Home)
- Super WASH Drama
- Facilitation of Supplies Such as Soaps , Sanitary Pads and Hand WASH Stations
Know more about the above metnioned innovative methods in detail at : http://heeals.org/entries/current-activity/learn-handwashing-and-hygiene-practices-through-games-and-multimedia
Magnitude of What Contributors Will Help Us Achieve
The funding from the contributors will going to help our project immensely in benefitting the community, the funding will going to help us in reaching out to 31,118 Children in five states of India.
What We Need & What You Get
Funding Break Up :
Total Project Cost For 3 Months Implementation in Five States of India
Total Project Cost : US $ US $ 8099
Funding required: US $ 6398
We are contributing 30 % of the total cost from our pockets that is and only need 70 % of the total project cost as mentioned above to reach out to our beneficiaries and to reach our target.
All the funds generated from this campaign will go directly in implementation of our Project meant to provide awareness and Providing the basic necessities to schools, orphanages and refugee camps with such things as soap, sanitary napkins, pencils and books.Providing clean drinking water and water tanks/storage facilities.
We will provide the detailed break up of the funds utilized in implementing the project to the contributors.
Activities that we are targeting to perform and to execute the project are mentioned below :-
- ICT Tools such as Sanitation Games and Application Over the Smart Phone and Using them to Interact with Targeted Population, Bulk SMS , Video Van , Documentary Shows , Online Heeals Website, Blog, , Mass Mailing , Social Media.
- Through IEC material such as Posters , Banners , Wall paintings , Flyers and Through Interactive Book We have developed to create awareness among school children and women.
- Dramas , Street Plays , Nukkad Nataks ( Community Play Shows), Magic Shows
- Drawing Competitions, Sport Meets , Symposiums, Quiz Competitions in schools
- Participating in Village Trade Fairs , Cultural and Festival Fairs ( Mela ) , Involving Religious and local Leaders to influence the public about Sanitation , Safe Drinking Water and Its Effects on Girl Child Education to attract masses.
By donating money here contributors are not only supporting a single project but also supporting & nurturing the lives of 31,118 Individuals that comprises of large number of girl population.
About HEEALS & Media Mention
Heeals is a Non Profit Organization registered under the Indian Government societies act 21 of 1860 .A vibrant civil society organization aims to safeguard health, environment, education and livelihood to promote sustainable development of society.We are based at Gurgaon Delhi NCR , we are run by a group of six individuals working semi voluntarily who have dedicated the life to improve Sanitation and Hygiene consitions of Girls and Children in India, because "Educating a Girl About Sanitation and Hygiene is Educating and Making The Whole Nation Healthy"
We base our projects on detailed data gathered in the field through Sample Surveys and Door to Door Interaction with Families and Children and from many global experts such as the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We believe that grass root research is the backbone to any projects success and have, as a result, already engaged with programs that are not only positively received buy the institutions and communities we engage with, but is working towards assisting communities save lives.
We are doing this project from past two year.Our Work has been highly appreciated & mentioned by the public and the media in Different platforms and forums such as, News Papers (Dainik Jagran) , Online PR media , Public Forums . Our Work has also been highlighted by the International Bodies such as UN Girl Education Initiative , Unicef , Comminit.com , CSR Times , Bollywood Personalities Such as Sridevi Boney Kapoor and Shekhar Kapoor .
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:
- You can Share the knowledge buy informing others about our projects and program.
- You can spread the word about our projects through the use of Indigegogo share tools.
- By the use of social media you can also help us spread our message.
- Please also refer to our website as we are currently in the process of forming ways in which your community can get involved.
- There is also an opportunity to become an ambassador for our cause. We currently have ambassadors in America, England and Australia but are always happy to have more!