India - Planning and teambuilding for SWASTHH in Jharkhand and Bihar

Updated - Tuesday 11 April 2006

Since 1996, UNICEF has been supporting the implementation of the School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) programme in Bihar. The SWASTHH project was launched in Bihar with a workshop in June 2000. With the bifurcation of the state, SWASTHH is now active in the newly constituted state of Jharkhand, in six blocks each of Ranchi and East Singhbhum districts. The launch was repeated in Jharkhand on February 2, in the Birsa Stadium in Ranchi with the participation of the sectoral partners and about 3000 school children from 60 schools.

The present workshop was held from 16 to 22 March 2001 in Ranchi. One of the results of this workshop was to build interdisciplinary teams of resource persons and master trainers who will lead the SWASTHH programme, serving as the district level resource groups for management, training and orientation. The teams are composed of educators, DIET leaders, PHED personnel, Rural Development and health department staff, those concerned with anganwadis and NGO personnel.

This report reflects the main themes covered in the workshop. One recurring theme is that SWASTHH is more than a construction programme. It focuses on sustained changes in hygiene behaviours, that will be carried out consistently in the school and can be reflected in the household. Special attention was given to the challenge of ensuring good access and use as well as operation and maintenance of facilities that are supported by the learning environment. Special attention was also given to improved and innovative pedagogical strategies.

The contents and activities of the workshop focused on:

  • Developing an agreed content basis for school sanitation, water and hygiene education
  • The meaning and strategies that can lead toward effective, joyful learning among children
  • Planning of common strategies for transactions in the classroom, training, social mobilisation and IEC, construction and technology choice, post-construction management and use of facilities, linkages with the household and community.
  • Transformation of the District Plan of Action into practical interdisciplinary workplans
  • Review of training modules for different groups
  • Experience with microplanning and strategies for delivering training and on-site supervision.

This report is meant specifically for the participants of the workshop as well as for the facilitators and resource persons. The first part of the report focuses on the main objectives of the SWASTHH programme and the workshop. This is followed by an overview of the methodologies used in the workshop and for feedback each day. After this the report includes information about the main presentations and activities each day. In the annex a list of participants, time schedule and some lesson plans are found.

We hope that this report will assist all colleagues—the participants at the workshop, the facilitators, resource persons, and other interested persons in SSHE—to in planning training and teambuilding activities in their own SWASTHH project locally.

Table Of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Swasthh Project: An Overview
  3. Main Objectives And Focus Of The Workshop
  4. Workshop Objectives Each Day

Methodology Used In The Workshop

  • Methodology Used For Feedback Each Day

Summary Of The Main Presentations And Activities Concluding Remarks

Annex 1: List Of Participants
Annex 2: Daily Schedule
Annex 3: Some Of The Lesson Plans

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