The Bihar Education Project Council along with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has organized a workshop on sanitation and hygiene practices in school for the betterment of student’s health in Patna.
The director of the Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) has proposed to set up a robust system where 10% of the amount will be used for student sanitation and hygiene purpose. A number of schools have emerged in the capital in the past few years but very less contribution has been made towards sanitation and hygiene.
To deal with this issue government has launched National Swachh Vidyalay Puraskar’ (SVP) in 2017-2018 to reward schools that have improved in water sanitation and hygiene practices. Three schools from Bihar have managed to get nominated for the same.
The workshop also focused on the sanitation and hygiene condition of the government schools in Bihar. The condition of the school is abominable as hardly one common toilet is available for both boys and girls. To facilitate better health condition of the student, these issues need to be highlighted and proper measures should be taken.
Further, cleanliness and good sanitation in schools is a matter of high importance and no student should be devoid of it. Sanitation at school is of utmost importance and cannot be ignored at any cost.
The team has mentioned about Article 24 of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (UNCRC) which says “Every Child has the right to get proper drinking water, toilet and a clean environment without any discrimination”.