WaterAid India’s Disability handbook has now been adopted by the Uttar Pradesh government. The handbook will now be disseminated in 75 districts of the state and the guidelines can be used by government functionaries, water and sanitation engineers, representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, WASH sector professionals, disabled people’s organisations, disability service providers, and organisations representing or working with other socially excluded groups for information on inclusive toilet designs. To help make Uttar Pradesh open defecation free by 2019, we are also supporting:
- In construction of model toilets in a sanitation park in Lucknow, where it would be used for learning and training of engineers and masons.
- In construction of at least three toilets adapted to the needs of people with disability in four districts of Uttar Pradesh.
WaterAid India’s regional office in Uttar Pradesh was also engaged by the government in developing a Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Training of Trainers (ToT) manual. The manual was developed with support from WaterAid India ‘s partner Vatsalya and has now been adopted by the state government. The comprehensive manual can be used for training stakeholders from diverse fields including health, education, disaster relief, and by local communities.
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