SAJIDA Foundation’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program piloted their first project with Penny Appeal UK to provide WASH facilities to 1,100 people living in Dotter Char in Battajore from 1 February. With frequent floods affecting the village, it has significantly impacted their water and sanitation leaving the community vulnerable to WASH related diseases. With this new initiative taken by SAJIDA’s WASH program, it is set to ensure safe drinking water for 800 people in the community, promote improved WASH facility at the community health clinic, and establish WASH blocks for females including Menstrual Hygiene Management Systems (MHMs) at the educational facility for 225 girls alongside their female teachers.
Through the initiatives already on the way, WASH will not only cater to the community bringing improved WASH facilities for use, but also promote maintenance through numerous awareness sessions and monitoring systems set in place. Keeping in line with SAJIDA’s fifth strategic goal aligned with SDG 6, the organization is well set on the way to promoting health, happiness and dignity for all through access to WASH.
WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), in partnership with donors and the Government of Bangladesh, works to provide integrated water, sanitation, and hygiene services. Through several innovative projects in collaboration with partners, SAJIDA Foundation has been working for the urban poor communities where WASH related diseases abound to provide the urban poor communities their basic right to health, happiness and dignity.