Water Aid, India
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, JharkhandSECTORS
Water, Children with special needs, Sanitation
Outline India set out to gauge the constraints facing adolescent girls and children with special needs in the context of WASH facilities across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.
Considering the trickle-down effect of certain policies, we sought to identify success factors and lacunae in project implementation. The core focus of the study was on access for adolescent girls and children with a disability. Accounting for the usage of water and sanitation facilities in school, we explored whether what is being defined as ‘usable’, is adequately addressing the child’s needs. The study also analysed the correlation between the enrollment of CWSN and dropout rates with the presence of adequate, suitableand usable WASH infrastructure in public schools.