RYF 2013: Sara Neu­pane

Girl Friendly School San­i­ta­tion Improve­ment Project

The ‘Girl Friendly School San­i­ta­tion Improve­ment Project in Far West­ern Nepal’ will be imple­mented in the schools of two munic­i­pal­i­ties of Far West­ern Nepal i.e. Amar­gadhi munic­i­pal­ity of Dadeld­hura dis­trict and Dipayal Sil­gadhi munic­i­pal­ity of Doti dis­trict. The main rea­son behind choos­ing these dis­tricts is because of the extremely poor san­i­ta­tion con­di­tion and to address the deeply rooted tra­di­tional prac­tice called ‘Chhau­padi’ (iso­lat­ing girls and women from the out­side world dur­ing their men­stru­a­tion) which pre­vails here. Fre­quent absen­teeism of girl stu­dents dur­ing their men­stru­a­tion has posed threat in achiev­ing the Mil­len­nium Devel­op­ment Goal 2 i.e. attain­ment of uni­ver­sal pri­mary edu­ca­tion in Nepal.


What’s hap­pen­ing now

  • Pre­lim­i­nary visit to the area for the pur­pose of iden­ti­fy­ing the most needy and appro­pri­ate schools. Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of two schools Adar­sha Manilek Pri­mary School in Amar­gadhi, Dadeld­hura dis­trict and Durga Sec­ondary School in Dipayal Sil­gadhi, Doti dis­trict as num­ber of female stu­dents is more in these schools
  • Under­stand­ing with the school man­age­ment com­mit­tee
  • Call for appli­ca­tion from capa­ble engi­neer­ing and con­struc­tion firm
  • Screen­ing of engi­neer­ing firm and their quo­ta­tion
  • Agree­ment with the engi­neer­ing firm named Empire Con­struc­tion Pvt. Ltd.
  • Archi­tec­tural design/​model of the toi­let is on its way