Toilet project is implemented in THREE phases
- Assessment Phase
- Implementation Phase
- Training & Maintenance Phase
Assessment Phase: Identification of School
- Schools constructed on government legal land and the school authorities should provide up to date school construction documents.
- No objection certificate issued by the governing authorities for toilet installations.
- Unavailability of functional toilets in the school premises.
- A higher ratio of girl students in the school.
- Total strength of the school to be a minimum of 50.
- Support from school authorities and local government/municipal bodies during construction and long term maintenance of the toilets.
- Provision for water supply for the newly installed toilets or support from school/government/local bodies/individuals for making such a provision.
- Availability of space within the school campus for the installation of toilets.
Implementation Phase: Build a Toilet
- The dimension of the toilet unit: 4ft breadth, 6ft height, and 3.5ft length.
- The dimensions of the pit: 6ft depth, 4ft length, and 5ft breadth
- More than 45% of the government schools do not have functional toilet units and 50% of these schools do not have water connection. So we also focused on repair and renovation of these existing non-functional toilets.
- Every toilet is installed with proper ventilation, water source, and sewage line.
- Timeline of each project:
- Capacity Build-up and Initial Survey (15 calendar days)
- Licensing (15 calendar days)
- Construction (75 calendar days)
- Training (15 calendar days)
- Total = 4 months for completion
Training & Maintenance Phase: Hand it over!
- Toilet and hygiene awareness programs and workshops for the recipients of these toilets.
- Identify local bodies (preferably someone within the community using these toilets) and entrusts them with the responsibility of maintaining the toilets.
- Provide training for maintenance of these toilets. During this maintenance phase, knowledge transfer on long term maintenance of these toilets will be provided to the community to ensure sustainability of the installations.
- Ad-hoc checks at regular intervals are done to ensure that the toilets are well maintained and in good condition.
These 3 phases ultimately lead to the building of a proper, usable toilet.