Water For People’s work in schools improves sanitation and water services and promotes good hygiene practices among students. All school sanitation facilities include changing rooms for girls to provide privacy during menstruation. Teenage girls are also empowered through menstrual hygiene trainings. Through school Water and Sanitation Committees, students are encouraged to take ownership of water and sanitation facilities. These committees help maintain the facilities and promote good hygiene to their fellow students.
Separated from mainland Asia by the Himalaya mountains, India is the world’s largest democracy. With 1.3 billion people, it is a country of great cultural, religious, and linguistic diversity.
Water For People began working in India in 1996, and in 2008 we developed a locally registered arm to work in tandem on projects funded by Indian corporations, foundations, and individuals. To date, we have reached over one million people in India through water and sanitation solutions.