Foundations for the Future (FFTF)

Foundations for the Future (FFTF)

Project Summary:

Access to Safe drinking water and Sanitation is known to have significant beneficial impact on the health of the children in the school and community both. Safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are the basic right of the every citizen.

Chaunrideurali is one of the rural municipalities of Kavrepalanchok district, which is located 80 km east of Kathmandu in a rural setting have low access to the healthy WASH environment due to the lack of the toilets, drinking water and good hygiene . The Project ‘Sanitation Trailblazer: Resilient Children in Nepal (STRCN) was recently implemented in schools of Chaunrideurali with the prime motive to enhance DRR and WASH behaviours in schools and to support rural municipality to incorporate in planning process. However, even after the satisfactory completion of the project, schools are still lacking the capacity for sustainable management of the WASH facilities. This is seen mainly due to lack of physical WASH infrastructures in schools and due to lack of proper adaptation of WASH in school in planning and policies of Rural Municipality.

With above connection, (WAN) is planning to work further in 38 schools of Chaunrideurali Rural Municipality to encourage children and schools by developing the healthy learning environment with development of healthy WASH environment including construction of Inclusive WASH facilities in schools by increasing the capacity for sustaining the WASH management facilities in schools. Also, The project has planned to train Students, school authorities and management committees to promote and enhance capacity in WASH resilience, Sustainable WASH and sensitizing the rural municipality for adopting WASH in school procedure including WASH resilience characteristics under the project ‘Foundation for the Future (FFTF)’ through partner organization ‘Civic forum for sustainable development (Civic Forum)’ with the planned project period of July, 2022 till June, 2024. The initial coordination and preparatory works will be done along with delivery of few planned activities based on Results Framework.

Direct Users:

  • Approximately 3400 students in 38 schools, (2,100 girls and 1300 boys).
  • 290 schoolteachers in 38 schools.
  • 80 Rural Municipality staff members.

Indirect Users:

  • The indirect users include the students’ home communities, where students will share their learning and new found knowledge on WASH, DRR, and resilience which is approximately 9,000 People from 2,000 Household.
  • School developing their access to the inclusive WASH facilities and increasing their ability to sustain the wash facilities.
  • Changes that will be observed in the Students, Parents, and Teachers after the installation of inclusive WASH facilities.
  • School following WASH plans along with WASH Resilience Characteristics.
  • Changes and building capacity in children, teachers, parent teacher associations, school management committees, Rural Municipality members and the staff aware on WASH in school procedure including WASH resilience characteristics to be prepared for future disaster.
Key Activities:
  • Assess the status of WASH facilities in the schools, technical survey for detail details.
  • Construct inclusive drinking water points.
  • Construct inclusive toilets.
  • Construct inclusive hand washing stations.
  • Demonstration of Rainwater Harvesting in School.
  • Retaining structures for slope stabilization in school.
  • Support WASH-related materials, equipment required for maintaining hygienic environment of WASH facilities in school.
  • Train school students of senior classes on water quality.
  • Train community operation and maintenance workers and school administration including school support staff for construction, operation and management of WASH facilities in schools.
  • Sensitize school students on proper use of constructed WASH facilities in the schools.
  • Train child club members on importance of WASH and their leadership roles to promote WASH related behaviours.
  • Sensitize SMC/PTA members on water quality, waste management in schools.
  • Train technical unit of RM on technical design aspects of inclusive WASH facilities in School.
  • Continue hygiene sessions in the schools with complementary promotional activities.
  • Refresher Training on past learning of WASH Resilience and DRR.
  • Training to teachers and management committees on national WASH in school guideline with focus on WASH resilience.
  • Training to child club members on WASH in Schools Procedure including WASH resilience characteristics.
  • Training to focal teachers and school health nurse on MHM package and roll out the package in respective schools for creating MHM friendly environment in schools.
  • Training to focal teachers and school health nurse on MHM package and roll out the package in respective schools for creating MHM friendly environment in schools.
  • Training and sensitization to local municipal government representatives on WASH in School Procedure including WASH resilience characteristics in schools.
  • Technical support to Rural Municipality to incorporate WASH in Schools Procedure in their planning process (includes Review existing practices).
  • Joint monitoring with other stakeholders including LG representative.
Expected Results:
Project Outcome 1:
Students and teachers of Chaurideurali have improved learning environment through good hygiene practices and implementation of WASH related plan and policies.
Project Outcome 2:
Schools of Chaunrideurali Rural Municipality adopted WASH in school procedure including WASH resilience characteristics.
Project Output 1:
Students and teachers of Chaunrdeurali have access to safe water, improved sanitation and good hygiene facilities and Capacity building of schools for the sustainable management of WASH facilities.
Project Output 2:
School children, teachers, management committees are aware on WASH in school procedure including WASH resilience characteristics.
Project Output 3:
Rural municipality is capacitated to ensure WASH in school procedure including WASH resilience characteristics in schools, even in the face of future disasters.

Major Achievements:

Date Title
From 1st July, 2022 to present date Five schools of Chaunrideurali Rural Municipality declared three stars based on school WASH in School Procedure. (Shree Buddha Himalaya Secondary School, Shree Jagriti Secondary School, Shree Araniko Secondary School, Shree Prabha Secondary & Shree Shreejansil Secondary School).
Rural Municipality Water Sanitation and Hygieney Coordination Committee (RM-WASHCC) has been formed in the Rural Municipality.
Enrollment of WASH in the local Curriculum.
Chaurideurali Rural Municipality has localized the WASH in School Procedure.
Rural Municipality allocated the budget for improvement WASH in schools.
Each ward of Rural Municipality has allocated budget for school WASH.
Inclusive WASH facilities are constructed in 8 schools of Chaunrideurali Rural Municipality.
(Inclusive Toilet- Shree Gram Bikash Basic School, Ward No.4, Inclusive Handwashing Station- Shree Deurali Secondary School, Ward No.8, Shree Baccheswor Basic School Ward No.8 and Shree Sunkoshi Basic School, Ward No.6, Inclusive Drinking Water Point- Shree Balchandra Basic School, Ward No.8, Shree Suryodaya Basic School Ward No.9 and Shree Ganesh Basic School Ward No.2, Rainwater Harvesting- Shree Shreejansil Secondary School, Ward No.7)

Project information

  • Geographic coverage Geographical coverage of the project is throughout the 9 wards of the Chaunrideurali Rural Municipality of Kavrepalanchok District in Bagamati Province.
  • Project duration 1st July, 2022 to 30th June, 2024
  • Project Location Project implementation will be carried out in 33 schools of Chaunrideurali rural municipality, Which is located in a rural setting and the school children of the selected 33 schools are among the vulnerable ones in terms of access to WASH facilities and practice of safe hygiene, and WASH resilience.
  • Budget NPR. 28,080,454.00
  • Funding partner's WaterAid Nepal (WAN)
  • Target groups Schools, School Students, Specialized Students, Child Clubs, Communities, Rural Municipality Government representatives, School Management Committee (SMCs), Teachers and Parent Teacher Association (PTAs).
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