The Project EK PEHEL SWASTHYA KI AUR is the school based health and hygiene corner program which is being implemented at selected secondary schools with the support of TATA POWER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST. The project focuses on Inculcating healthy dietary and sanitary practices among school going children and providing a space to exercise appropriate sanitary practices in the school.
4 Health and Hygiene corners have been set up till now at schools based in Chayyan Village, Rajasthan, Nimuch, Madhya Pradesh, Gaya, Bihar and Satara, Maharashtra. IEC Posters, leaflets and Booklets on Nutrition, Anemia, and the importance of health & hygiene are displayed at this corner. Different tools for the self-assessment of Anemia and Body Mass Index were also made available at this corner. Schools are also supported with Sanitary Napkin Vending machine and Foot Operated Hand Wash unit to improve sanitary practices by school children. Selected teachers, local ICDS workers and Health post personnel are trained in adolescent health and nominated as Health Ambassadors for the school. These Health Ambassadors work as the point of contact for the health services and support required by the school children. 37 Health ambassadors have been developed so far under this project. Total 678 school children have benefitted through this Initiative till June 2022.