Swachhathon 1.0-The Swachh Bharat Hackathon
On 23rd August 2017 the National Campaign, Swachh Bharat hackathon was organised in Jimp Pioneer School. A key feature of the campaign is to ensure that school has set of functioning and well maintained water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. These activities promote the conditions within the school and the practices of children that help to prevent water, hygiene and sanitation related diseases. In order to be successfully implemented, the Jimp Pioneer School built a committee of teachers and students.
The Jimp Pioneer School focus on the following elements:-
- Separate toilets for boys and girls.
- Menstrual hygiene management facilities including soap, adequate and private space for changing and disposal facilities for menstrual waste like dustbins.
2) Daily hand washing with soap before meal or lunch.
- Group hand washing with soap sessions are conducted before the recess are supervised by class-teachers who emphasize good hand washing techniques.
The students were taught about the need to maintain basic hygiene and sanitation, students should understand the adverse health effects of filth lying around. Hence, we explained it to them the impact and the need to maintain a healthy environment. Teachers feel that if students are taught about the need to maintain basic sanitation and cleanliness in all aspects, then they will also ensure that these are maintained at home. Thus, making it easier for the society to spread the message of a clean and beautiful city. Said Jagdish Pandey, principal of the school.