Sanitisation

Sanitation

Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Industries have been actively involved in the construction of toilet facilities and installing drinking water facilities in the schools of Satara and Ratnagiri districts in Maharashtra and Masar village in Gujarat.

  • Addressing a common concern in villages where girls tend to drop out of schools due to lack of toilet facilities, MMF constructed and donated separate toilet blocks for girls and boys at M M Samplawalla School, Masar. It includes 8 units for students in each, and 1 for the staff, with all modern facilities & amenities. The unit was inaugurated in August 2016.
  • In October 2016, the toilet block at the Poona School for Homes and Blind, Koregaon Park, Pune was renovated and refurbished by us. There are 200 visually impaired boys in this institution.
  • RO water filter units have been donated in a school for hearing impaired children in taluka Indapur, district Baramati, Maharashtra and the ZP school of Shirval, Taluka Satara.
  • In association with FICCI FLO Pune, they have donated sanitary napkins vending machines at 5 schools in Pune, which will benefit at least 1000 girl students.
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Sanitization Project at Sonale village near Jawhar, Thane district

India is one of the fastest-growing major economies, yet it continues to face several public health-related challenges. Many communities belonging to rural areas still relieve themselves in open. The state of Maharashtra has made significant progress in the provision of sanitation facilities to rural households.

Institutional school sanitation facilities have also progressed significantly. However, according to The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, there are approximately between 27 to 34 % of households in the state that still defecate openly and lack access to toilets.

Yuva Parivartan and Mukul Madhav Foundation have come together to provide facilities in the Jawhar village, Thane district by constructing toilets for the betterment of the society. This project is in the initial stages and will be completed soon.

Key objectives of the project are:

  1. To make the hamlet open defecation free by constructing a toilet for every household in the hamlet
  2. To educate the households about good personal and community health and hygienic practices including keeping their surroundings clean and safe
  3. To promote the benefits of privacy and security especially among adolescent girls, women and elderly people
  4. To promote significant health benefits, including a reduction in diarrhoeal diseases, intestinal worms, malaria and Reproductive Tract Infections
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