School in Wash project has been playing significant role in ensuring hygiene for the students of the secondary schools under Palashbari upazila of the district since September, 2016.
SKS Foundation, a local reputed NGO, is implementing the project in the upazila with the financial support of Water Aid Bangladesh, official sources said.
A total of 62 secondary schools of the upazila had been brought under the project aimed at promoting inclusive wash learning environment for girl students.
As many as 43 sanitation complexes for the students were constructed at the cost of the project and other two complexes built at the fund of the upazila parishad, said Project Manager Rezaul Haque Mondal.
Besides, the students were made aware on access to safe water, inclusive sanitation, hand washing facilities and importance of hand washing with soap as part of the project work, he also said.
In addition, the girl students were also made aware on menstrual hygiene management during the period, he added.
Very recently, a daylong Learning Capture Workshop at District Level was held at the hall room of SKS Inn at Radhakrishnapur, an outskirt of the district town, on Wednesday.
Rokhsana Begum, deputy director (DD) of Local Government Section of the District Collectorate Building here, inaugurated and addressed the workshop as the chief guest.
Palashbari Upazila Chairman AKM Mokshed Chowdhury Bidyut and District Education Officer Enayet Hossain spoke at the event as special guests with Palashbari UNO Mesbaul Hossain in the chair.
Palashbari Upazila Secondary Education Officer Mahtab Hossain, Sub-Assistant Engineer of Department of Public Health and Engineering Arifur Rahman, Monohorpur Union Parishad (UP) Chairman Mizanur Rahman and Head Teacher of Amlagachhi BM High School Sadequr Rahman addressed the function, among others.
After describing the welfare activities of the project, the speakers emphasized for running its activities after closing the project considering interest of the students.
Earlier, a presentation on sustainability of the Wash in School project was done by Assistant Director of SKS Foundation Khandaker Zahid Sarwar and Technical Coordinator of the project AKM Abdul Matin.
As the project is going to close very immediately, DD Rokhsana Begum urged all public representatives of Palasbari upazila to make the activities in the upazila continued.
Responding it, all the public representatives including Palashbari Upazila Chairman, UNO and other UP Chairmen gave their commitment to construct sanitation complexes with the fund of local government support programme, said Project Manager Rezaul Haque Mondal.
A number of government officials, public representatives like NGO activists including journalists of print and electronic media took part in the function.