TUBACEX and UNICEF are fostering education by improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene.
- Ensure access to water and sanitation in 1,257 schools in Palghar.
- Washing hands with soap and water reduces the incidence of diseases.
The first social action program led by TUBACEX at a Group level began two years ago. A three-year program developed in collaboration with UNICEF and focusing on a basic and universal right, education in childhood, and the importance of access to water to achieve it. In this way, a plan was designed, aimed at improving the hygienic-sanitary conditions of a district in India (Palghar) and enabling 116,000 boys and girls from 1,257 schools to have guaranteed access to water, providing toilets and wash basins and making them aware of the importance of good hygiene habits. The aim of all of this is to improve their health and consequently, their attendance in the classroom.
Importance of water in education
According to UNICEF data, around 100,000 children die each day in India due to diarrheal diseases caused by the lack of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Washing hands with soap and water after going to the bathroom, before eating or handling food can reduce the incidence of diarrhea in children under the age of five by more than 40%.
Program in Palghar
The program developed by TUBACEX in collaboration with UNICEF has had three areas of action. First of all, support to the administrations in Palghar to ensure that the schools in the district fulfill the hygienic-sanitary conditions required to guarantee the health of students; secondly, training of the key players in the educational system, constantly seeking community participation and the empowerment of young people, and finally, the action plan developed in the centers with the installation of toilets and washbasins and raising awareness of personal hygiene habits.
Throughout 2019, UNICEF will implement the program with the funds raised in 2018 by the company and the employees who have supported it from the beginning through regular or one-off donations.
Thank you for forming part of the project and making it possible.