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ANNUAL REPORT

2018-19
TEAM CACR

Mr. Nitin Wadhwani RTN. Mohinder Pal Singh Bachher Mrs. Indrani Malkani
Director Director Director
INDEX
As CACR enters the seventh year of its existence, we have an army of people to thank - People who
believed in us, supported our cause and were connected to us through various channels. Looking back
at the past year, we are filled with gratitude as we discovered new horizons and reached out to a
significantly larger number of beneficiaries.

Not only did we train the children in Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) schools
through Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) programmes such as Hand Washing with Soap
(HWWS) and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), we were also actively involved in creating,
strengthening and empowering School Management Committees (SMCs) and Child Cabinets (CCs).
These programmes conducted in synchronisation with UNICEF Maharashtra and the MCGM Education
Department have tremendous potential to empower the stakeholders i.e. students, their parents as well
as the teachers. We also spread our wings into other verticals such as food and nutrition at schools and
conducted workshops with Self Help Groups (SHG). Our Vision is to ensure better quality, safe and
nutritious food for all children at MCGM schools must be served, righteously.

A number of dynamic and committed team members, trainers as well as various resource people joined
us with the mutual vision of bringing about behaviour change in the lives of our young future citizens.

Our focus remains on working towards building a healthy and happy generation that is aware, conscious
and energised. This generation that we invest in today holds the potential of bringing about a sea of
change in their lives as well as other lives connected with them, as Frederick Douglass, an American
social reformer, has rightly said: “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
Greetings to all!

It is a pleasure to share with you the positive developments and stupendous growth of our non-profit
during the 6th year of our operations.

Our association with UNICEF Maharashtra, as an implementing partner on Project WASH (Water,
Sanitation and Hygiene) in schools, gathered momentum, and we conducted a number of capacity
building workshops for various stakeholders in the MCGM Education Department starting with Nodal
Officers, School Infrastructure Cell (SIC), Housekeeping agencies, Central Resource Clusters (CRCs)
and Urban Resource Clusters (URCs). As an important step towards ensuring sustainability of the
projects, we initiated the process of appointing two Nodal teachers each for WASH and Menstrual
Hygiene Management, in every municipal school (how many schools covered?? - surely not all are
required to be covered).

Working towards ensuring sustainability of WASH programs in schools, we also touched base with
parents in School Management Committees (SMCs). Formation and activation of Child Cabinets (CCs)
in select schools was also initiated as a pilot.

All this was implemented through a structured approach, to make the projects scalable and sustainable.
Since we strongly believe in working with the stakeholders within the system, we could identify the
problems and challenges faced by them with respect to availability of safe drinking water, clean toilets,
hand washing facilities etc. The effort was to follow norms as spelt out under the SBSV guidelines.

Apart from that it was a pleasure to multiply our impact with children on Behaviour Change
Communication (BCC) training on Hand Washing With Soap (HWWS) and Menstrual Hygiene
Management (MHM) for adolescent girls in municipal schools, and we could reach out to around 15000
children in almost 160 municipal schools in Mumbai with the help of 35 trainers and volunteers from
India Education Society (IES) and Vivekananda Colleges, during the academic year, a huge jump in
quantitative and qualitative impact over the earlier years was observed.
The highlight of our effort was the leveraging of MCGM budgets on improving WASH infrastructure in
schools as per Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya guidelines, get support or fully?? from the MCGM
printing press for printing WASH and MHM related Information, Education and Communication (IEC)
material for all schools, our advocacy efforts that led to MCGM Education Department arranging to
provide annual quota of sanitary pads to all girls from Class VI onwards during the course of our project.

All this would not have been possible without the support of our partners and sponsors like UNICEF
Maharashtra, World Vision India (WVI), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd., Power System
Corporation (POSOCO) Ltd., FICCI Flo and Tata Trusts, apart from our donors, Advisory Committee
members and Directors. Our heartfelt gratitude to all for their trust and support.

We are now stepping into our 7th year of operations in our new office at Chakala, Andheri East, with a
lot of positivity and hope to get continued support and good wishes from you all.

Thanks & Regards,

Mr. Nitin Wadhwani


Director
➢ Urban partnership with UNICEF

➢ Workshops with MCGM officials on WASH

➢ Successful implementation of Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar

➢ More than 10,000 students trained on HWWS

➢ More than 10,000 adolescent girls trained under MHM Program

➢ Strengthening of SMC and CC in 14 schools

➢ Partnership with TATA Trusts

➢ Building modules for SNF@Schools (Safe and Nutritious


Food) and Gender Equality
Our Partnership with UNICEF - Maharashtra
In the year 2017, we entered into an official agreement with UNICEF Maharashtra and they bestowed
upon us the responsibility of becoming their first urban development partners. For the year 2018-19,
CACR conducted several workshops, under the guidance of UNICEF Maharashtra, for various
stakeholders of the MCGM Education Department.

Third Party Assessment of WASH


Facilities in MCGM Schools
CACR carried out ‘Third party assessment of WASH
facilities’, in 103 MCGM schools, using the customized
mWater Application supported by UNICEF Maharashtra
partner WaterAid. Assessment reports were shared with the
MCGM Education Department in order to plan and upgrade
infrastructure in schools. 496 schools carried out self-
assessment on WASH.

Capability Building Workshops


of Administrative Officers and
Nodal Officers on WASH and
MHM
A workshop was conducted on 7th October
2017 in Mumbai, for Deputy Education
officers, Administrative officers, School
Infrastructure Cell, Architecture department
and Housekeeping agencies. 49 MCGM
officials participated.
A two-day residential workshop was also conducted on 18th and 19th of November 2017 at Igatpuri, for
all MCGM Nodal Officers on WASH & MHM. 62 MCGM officials participated in this workshop.
Learning Workshop on WASH with
MCGM Approved Housekeeping
Agencies
The objective was to sensitize and train the
housekeeping staff appointed through housekeeping
agencies for MCGM schools. They were oriented on
WASH including MHM, Swachh Bharat Swachh
Vidyalaya and key concepts and guidelines of the
Vidyalaya and key concepts and guidelines of the Swachh Bharat Mission. These components were
linked to Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP). 55 people participated.

Capability Building Workshop


of CRCs & URCs on WASH
For capability building of URCs and CRCs, in
charge of MCGM schools in all the 24
municipal wards, a workshop on the
importance of WASH facilities and best
sanitation practices in schools was conducted.
The rationale behind these workshops was to
attain results in a positive impact on children’s physical and cognitive development as well as
educational attainment.

To ensure sustainability, appointment and training of two nodal teachers on WASH and MHM in each
school, was initiated. Training of 202 nodal teachers, out of 1334 Nodal teachers appointed by the
MCGM Education Department, was conducted by CACR.

Child-Friendly IEC Material on


WASH
Twelve different types of posters, in multiple
languages such as English, Hindi, Marathi and
Urdu, were designed, printed and displayed in
MCGM Schools. These child-friendly IEC posters
on WASH for MCGM schools were developed
after consulting HMs, teachers, students, WASH
experts and education department officials.
Around 16000 IEC posters were printed in the
MCGM printing press. The posters were
distributed to URCs who further distributed them
to all schools.
Activation of School Management Committees
(SMCs) and Child Cabinets (CCs)
SMC - To reach out to communities and create awareness on WASH
by activation and formation of School Management Committee in
the MCGM schools.

CC - To Create awareness on WASH by activation and formation


of Child Cabinet in the MCGM schools.

In select 15 schools, School Management Committees and Child


Cabinets have been formed. These schools have been oriented on
WASH and regular meetings are being conducted there.

Behaviour Change Communication


(BCC) on WASH
Implementation of BCC modules in MCGM schools on
Hand Washing with Soap and MHM designed by
UNICEF was done.
Around 18,000 children (9,000 for HWWS, 9,000 for
MHM) are covered under these programs, only for the
year 2018-19 with support from organizations like

ONGC, World Vision India, FICCI Flo, CGF-Viacom


18 etc.

Advocacy efforts resulted in ensuring that every girl


child from Std VI onwards has access to sanitary pads
throughout the academic year at the school level.
Thus, ensuring a reduction in absenteeism during
menstruation.

Cross learning workshop for School


Infrastructure Cell (SIC) on WASH
This workshop aimed at gathering all the SIC Engineers,
contractors, architects, HMs of schools and PMC
personnel under one roof, orient them on child friendly
WASH infrastructure, understand the difficulties faced
by them, how performance levels can be enhanced along
with innovations in WASH.
Budget of Rs 3.8 Crore was sanctioned and utilised by MCGM for improving WASH facilities in MCGM
schools. There were 70 participants.
Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar
The first ever MCGM Swachha Vidyalaya Awards for
the Education Department were awarded with the
guidance of team UNICEF. A humongous step towards
being WASH compliant, these awards emphasized the
importance of hygiene and cleanliness. Govandi
Municipal School won the first prize, followed by
Mori Road Municipal School, Mahim and Abhyudaya
Nagar Municipal School from M/East Ward. We are
positive that these awards will indeed go a long way in
motivating all the municipal schools across Mumbai.
Approval for a proposed suggestion for introducing
Annual Swachh Vidyalaya awards, exclusively for
MCGM schools by sanctioning a budget of Rs. 3
Lakhs.

Process document on School Management Committee and Child Cabinet


Based on CACR’s experience of formation and activation of SMCs and Child Cabinets in 15 MCGM
schools, as a pilot program, it was decided with MCGM education department to prepare a common
process document for all the schools across Mumbai.
Process documents on functioning of School Management Committee and Child Cabinet prepared by
CACR. These documents will act as a guide book for students, teachers, HMs and parents for effective
functioning of School Management Committee and Child Cabinet.

These documents will be printed in MCGM printing press and will be used uniformly across all the
MCGM schools.
What is Behaviour Change Communication (BCC)?
Behaviour Change Communication – as the name suggests, is aimed at bringing about behavioural
changes among individuals by inculcating good hygiene practices and encourage them to continue these
practices for life.
CACR is the first urban development partner of UNICEF Maharashtra for implementing WASH in
schools. This program aims at promoting awareness and good practices in the usage of water, sanitation
and hygiene under Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya (SBSV) guidelines. CACR has been implementing
BCC modules in Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) Schools for three years.
Two of our very critical BCC programmes implemented in municipal schools are –
1) Hand Washing with Soap (HWWS)
2) Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)

Hand Washing with Soap (HWWS)


HWWS is one of our most successful programs in schools since the last three years. It was in 2016 that
CACR took HWWS to MCGM schools based on Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya guidelines.
Methodology
HWWS is an intervention program that is built on a child-friendly module designed by UNICEF. The
module consists of 8 sessions. These sessions are spread over a period of 10 weeks (extended to 12 weeks
as per new GR – one session per week), which include a pre-program study (Baseline) and a post-
program study (End Line) to understand the adaptability of content and changes that take place in
behaviour. It is a highly interactive model
which engages children in activities and
promotes learning through participation.
Quantitative Impact
With the support of our knowledge partner
UNICEF Maharashtra and funding
received from different CSR partners we
were able to conduct BCC sessions on the
importance of washing hands with soap
and reach out to more than 10000 children
in 93 MCGM schools.
Qualitative Impact
Comparative findings from the pre and post-training assessment:

Before Intervention
• Children were unaware of critical times of handwashing.
• Many children did not wash hands before eating meals.
• A significant number of children did not wash hands with soap after urinating.
• Lack of awareness about diseases that occur due to dirty and unhygienic hands. Maximum
students suffered malaria and dengue.
After Intervention
• The level of knowledge in children with respect to critical times of handwashing had increased
multi-fold.
• Children started carrying soaps to school and practised washing hands before and after eating the
meals.
• After the training, children understood that it was important to wash hands after using the toilet
i.e. after both urinating and defecating.
• Significant increase in knowledge about diseases caused due to dirty hands. Students were now
aware that dirty hands can cause diarrhoea and stomach infections.

Menstrual Hygiene Management


(MHM)
Background of the Program
Menstruation and its management are an inevitable
part of a female’s life, especially when she is an
adolescent girl who is experiencing the onset of
puberty. In the Indian context, a lot of myths and
taboos are associated with menstruation and young
girls, coming from poor socio-economic
backgrounds, have no choice but to carry the
burden of age-old notions with them.
Methodology
The MHM module developed by UNICEF, is an interactive module that engages adolescent girls in
various activities that are thought-provoking and presents them with scientific and logical information
about menstruation. The sessions are spread over 10 weeks (one session per week) which include a pre-
program (Baseline) and post-program assessment (End Line). An additional gynaecologist session is
conducted at the end of the program. Mothers of adolescent girls, teachers and nodal teachers are
engaged during this session, where medical practitioners, through their expertise interact with the
audience and answer queries related to menstruation and female health.

Quantitative Impact
CACR believes that although adolescent girls in MCGM schools are living in urban slums, they face a
lot of challenges related to menstruation, its hygiene and management. With this vision, we began with
BCC training on MHM in 2017. With the support from our knowledge partner UNICEF and CSR
funding received from various partners; we have been able to reach out to more than 9000 girls in 148
schools.
Qualitative Impact of MHM Intervention
Comparative findings from the pre and post-training assessment:
Before Intervention
• A significant number of girls believed that period is a ‘dirty discharge.’ Majority of the girls were
able to understand that menstruation is a natural process.
• Girls were not aware of the fact that they must change absorbents every 4 to 6 hours i.e. 3 to 4
times a day. The level of knowledge about basic hygiene practice was very low.
• It was observed, before training, that the girls did not dispose of the absorbents properly i.e. many
of them dumped them openly in the toilets and dustbins.
• Before the MHM training, as the study reveals, only 25% of the girls were comfortable talking
about menstruation in front of male members of the family.

After Intervention
• Almost 50% of the girls did not know the scientific importance of menstruation and its
relationship with reproduction.
• After the intervention, the level of awareness among girls almost doubled. They were able to
confidently answer when asked about the relationship between menstruation and reproduction.
• A significant change was observed as almost 80% of the girls, post-program, reported that they
understood the importance of changing pads at regular intervals, through the training, and have
started changing absorbents 3 to 4 times a day.
• The trends in responses after the MHM training revealed that there was a significant change in
disposal practices. Many girls said that they wrapped the absorbents in a paper and disposed of
them in a dustbin.
• A significant change in behaviour of more than 60% of girls towards acceptance of knowledge
of male members is reflected as the girls said boys should know about menstruation, and they
could now ask their brother or father to buy a sanitary pad for them.
Events and Workshops
As we continue to grow, we realise the importance of equipping ourselves and our team with knowledge
and building our capacities. Keeping this in mind, we at CACR arranged various workshops for our staff
and trainers. These workshops, conducted by experts in their respective fields, certainly helped us to
look at things through different lenses.

GAIN – CECODECON
CACR in collaboration with GAIN, CECOEDECON and MID-DAY MEAL Department of MCGM
conducted a training program on five days (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th September 2018) to train 254 Self-help
Groups (SHGs) who are involved in the preparation of mid-day meal for the students of MCGM schools
in 24 Municipal Wards.

The training program focussed on sensitizing the participants about the importance of using fortified oil
and double fortified salt that add micronutrients to the mid-day meal. The training program also focused
on ‘good manufacturing and hygienic practices’ to be followed during preparing mid-day meals.

Swachhta Pakhwada – ONGC


A Swachhta Pakhwada was organised by CACR at Bandra Station with support of ONGC. Bandra
Railway Station was identified as a heritage site where Pakhwada was conducted as part of the Swachh
Bharat Mission. The program was organised for five days, from 9th to 13th July 2018.

We engaged municipal school children along with ONGC officials and staff. Students made bags from
newspapers and dustbin liners. A rally with municipal school children was carried out at Bandra station
where children chanted slogans on cleanliness and pledged to keep their city clean.
Awareness Camps
MHM Awareness Training – Sophia College
Around 200 adolescent girls from Sophia College
attended the awareness and training on Menstrual
Hygiene Management (MHM) on 24th August 2018.

Anuyog School – World Vision India


An awareness session on MHM was conducted at Anuyog School, Khar (East) for World Vision India in
the month of March 2019. Mrs Moha Kamat and Ms Swati Patil engaged about 100 adolescent girls and
sensitized them on the natural and scientific reasons for existence of menstruation, its management and
hygiene

International Women’s Day Celebration –


Manor
Manor, a small town in Palghar district, houses tribal population.
We were extremely delighted to conduct MHM awareness
training for women and adolescent girls in that area on
International Women’s Day 2019. Sanitary pads and personal
hygiene kits were distributed to the participants by our team.
This event was made possible with the help of Mr and Mrs
Neema Lokhande, residents of Manor.

Kala Killa School – Power System


Operation Corporation (POSOCO)

POSOCO extended their support to Kala Killa School,


Dharavi, by providing them four Aquaguard water coolers and
garbage bins for segregation of dry and wet waste.
Team CACR conducted an awareness program for students of
Kala Killa school. Students were sensitised on the use and
benefits of clean water, the importance of washing hands with
soap at critical times, cleanliness in school and community and
personal hygiene. We were humbled by the presence of
dignitaries from POSOCO – Western region.
MHM Awareness Training – Khel Khel
Mein
We, at CACR, were enthusiastic to host an MHM
awareness session for little girls, who we hope will go
on to be successful football players and coaches in
future. 

Sixteen adolescent girls from a Delhi based NGO, Khel


Khel Mein, were oriented on Menstrual Hygiene
Management by our trainers Mrs Moha Kamat, Mrs
Ratnaprabha Garud, Mrs Suvarna Ghadge and the entire
team of CACR. A copy of Menstrupedia was distributed
to the girls.

Inquisitive yet confident, these girls were oozing with


energy and made the session livelier and more interactive.
We hope that what they have learnt will help them to
manage menstruation better as they will confidently
march towards the football ground

World Water Day – 22nd March 2019


CACR was pleased to be a part of a group of NGOs like CORO, Pratham, YUVA and RNAF in celebrating
World Water Day with the support and guidance of UNICEF Maharashtra.

Out team engaged the children from Rafi Nagar Municipal School along with their parents and community
members. The participants were educated on the importance of water through a rally in the community by
school children, street plays were organised on judicious use of water and we had a Chalta-Bolta quiz for
them.

A drawing competition was held at Rafi Nagar school where children portrayed their knowledge and
understanding on conservation of water through art. It was indeed a memorable day for us.
Global Handwashing Day – 28th
October 2018
On 15th October 2018, Global Hand Washing Day was
celebrated at Shivaji Nagar municipal school Campus no.
3, with the objective of creating awareness on washing
hands with soap among children and in the community.
Celebration of the event started with a Swachhta rally in
the community, followed by group hand with soap among
children and in the community.
Celebration of the event started with a Swachhta rally in the community, followed by group hand washing
by children, teachers and parents. We had interactions with parents on the importance of washing hands
with soap and role play was performed by children on Swachhta.
More than 3000 children and their parents participated in this event.

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 – Karunya Trust


Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated, every year, across the globe on 28th May. Team CACR was looking
forward to making this day memorable for the adolescent girls at ‘Gyaansaathi’, a small education centre
run by the Karunya Trust in the bustling slums of Govandi.

The children studying at ‘Gyaansathi’ are from ragpickers’ families. It was an extremely enriching
experience training adolescent girls on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). The session was jointly
conducted by our team which concluded with a short skit on dealing with the stigma associated with
menstruation. Girls thoroughly enjoyed the skit and our team was humbled by their appreciation.
Capacity Building Workshops
Training to Self Help Groups – Safe and Nutritious
Food (SNF) in Schools
Nutrition in growing years plays a crucial role in the
overall development of a child. Consuming nutritious
food ensures good health and immunity.

Life Cycle Nutrition – Dr Rupal Dalal


As CACR is looking to explore an opportunity to strengthen safe and nutritious food in MCGM schools,
we were humbled by the presence of Dr Rupal Dalal.
Dr Dalal and her team, from Shrimati Malati Dahanukar Trust (SMDT), spoke to our team of trainers on
Life Cycle Nutrition. Since her team excels in child nutrition in urban slums of Mumbai, we were fortunate
that she agreed to impart us with the knowledge that will help our trainers to understand the challenges
faced by these children and how the right approach and affordable nutrition can help our future generations
live a healthy and fit life.

Sanitary Cloth Pad Making Workshop – Ms Rajasi Kulkarni


An excellent session on making cloth sanitary pads was conducted by Ms. Rajasi Kulkarni, for CACR
trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management.

We wish to take this knowledge forward to the adolescent girls in municipal schools and to their mothers
and friends in the community.

Affordable and reusable cloth sanitary pads are a very good solution to reduce sanitary waste.
Film making for an NGO – Mr Srikant Kekre
In a technology-driven world that we live in today, it is extremely important to evoke emotions through
visual aids such as pictures and videos. However, most of us are unaware that with the right techniques,
videos created by our mobile phones too can act as a powerful media source.

To familiarise us with the right techniques, Mr Srikant Kekre, an award-winning videographer from Yes
Foundation, conducted a workshop for our team at CACR office. It was a lively and extremely informative
and engaging session.
Safe and Nutritious Food at Schools (SNF at Schools)

As we communicate with and observe the children studying in MCGM schools, we understand that there
are numerous challenges that they must face in their day to day routines. One of the greatest challenges is
the consumption of nutritious food. There is poor or negligible awareness about food choices that these
children and their parents can make to lead healthy lives. With this vision, we are looking forward to
introducing and implementing the ‘Safe and Nutritious Food’ program in these schools in the current
academic year.
SNF module, being prepared by our team, derives its content from the ‘Yellow Books’. Nutrition experts
Ms. Shubhangini Joshi (Advisory Committee Member, CACR) and National level Food Safety Training
and Certification (FOSTAC) trainer Mrs. Trupti Bhatt are playing an active role in shaping the module. It
was an honour to have Mr. Muthumaran (Ex- Director FSSAI Western region) at our office to motivate
our team.

Gender Equality Module

Educating girls is educating a generation, but we often forget that the generation will include both boys
and girls. Every time we conducted review meetings with our trainers it was revealed that it was equally
essential to educate the adolescent boys. The physiological and psychological changes that they undergo
during their teenage need to be addressed as empathetically as we deal we with menstruation in an
adolescent girl’s life.

With this thought CACR has initiated a module on ‘Gender Equality’ that will cater to the curious minds
of adolescent boys and girls. This module being shaped by our Advisory Board Member Mrs. Chhaya
Angadi and mrs. Rohini Gore will mark our first step towards educating young boys. Members of CACR
team are closely working with the members on this module that is yet to evolve from its incubation period.
Valuable Partnerships in 2018-19

World Vision India


One of our major projects on MHM were implemented with the support of World Vision India. We were
able to reach out to 4577 girls in 84 MCGM schools in K/E Ward.
MHM Kits including a shell booklet, IEC Material (designed by UNICEF) and a pack of sanitary pads
was given to the beneficiaries during the program.

Collective Good Foundation and


VIACOM 18
Our partnership with Collective Good Foundation and
VIACOM 18 enabled us to provide BCC training to
9500 students from 68 MCGM schools in H/E Ward,
L Ward and M East Ward.

MHM Beneficiaries: 3889


HWWS Beneficiaries: 5320
Incinerators installed: 22
Group Handwashing Stations installed: 38

Apart from BCC training children under HWWS


program were provided with a personal hygiene kit,
inclusive of 17 articles.

A MHM kit was provided to each adolescent girl in 46


MCGM schools, comprising of a Menstrupedia, a
shell booklet and a pair of panties. For the first time
we provided girls with a pair of panties, as it emerged
during the training sessions and baseline study that
90% of the girls, from our target beneficiaries, did not
wear panties.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
ONGC through its Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) desired to provide financial support towards
organising two BCC programs under WASH, namely,
Handwashing with Soap (HWWS) and Menstrual
Hygiene Management (MHM). These programs were
implemented based on UNICEF guidelines. The
decided duration of program was five months, from July
2018 to December 2018.

Both the components were successfully completed in


two municipal schools. Categorised under WASH
project by UNICEF Maharashtra and, as a part of
Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya (SBSV) program,
the outcome of the program resulted in 1,482
beneficiaries.

Two incinerators were installed in the girl’s toilet that


was refurbished as a part of the project.

FICCI Flo
In the year 2018-19 CACR implemented two projects with FICCI Flo. We were able to reach out to 85
girls in 2 MCGM schools. Menstrual hygiene kits including Sanitary napkins, Menstrupedia books,
soaps, and 2 panties were distributed to the girls.
TATA Trusts
Year 2018 also marked our first association with the prestigious TATA Trusts, as we entered into an
agreement to conduct a survey on WASH infrastructure of 100 schools in Western, Central and City
Zones of Mumbai.
Our team, led by Mrs. Supriya Athalye, a civil engineer, visited more than 100 schools in all the three
zones of Mumbai and minutely surveyed the sanitation facilities such as existence of toilets, condition
and maintenance of toilets, availability of CWSN toilets and group hand washing stations in the
schools.
The rationale behind this survey was to gain insight if the available WASH infrastructure was
adequate based on number of students enrolled in those schools. The method of survey, based on the
guidelines under Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya (SBSV), was conducted with the valuable support
and permissions were obtained from the School Infrastructure Cell (SIC).
A detailed report of the survey was submitted to MCGM. We look forward to a stronger association,
and to take on greater responsibilities with the TATA Trusts in the years to come.
Our Team

Mrs. Moha Kamat Miss. Komal Jagtap Miss. Namita Bhave

Mr. Jaivant Shivalkar Ms. Swati Patil Mrs. Amanmeet Kaur

Mrs. Ratnaprabha Garud Miss. Neha Gada Mrs. Suvarna Ghadge


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