In the overcrowded slums of Noida, in the Delhi region of Uttar Pradesh, entire families share the one room that makes up their makeshift habitat. Basic health services are almost non-existent and the overcrowding and constant noise are beyond bearable.
FXB India implements peer education programmes to change the WASH behaviour of young people, their families and communities. These young people are trained to become agents of change throughout sessions where they learn good practices related to water, sanitation and hygiene in general and menstrual hygiene.
The program aims to implement children and youth led behavioural change in WASH and financial practices in 12 Government run schools in Noida of Gautam budha Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh. The core objective of this project is to help children realize their full potential of development through improved water, sanitation and hygiene practices and financial literacy education.
The project covers 15,000 students and their families. Under this project FXB is improving WASH infrastructure in schools including facilities for proper menstrual hygiene management for adolescent girls. The project conducts intense behavior change campaign for children and parents to motivate them adopt safe WASH practices in schools and in community.