Separate Toilet Facilities for Girls and Boys – The absence of toilets being a foremost reason for girls not attending schools in rural India, all Satya Bharti buildings were equipped with separate, hygienic toilets for girls and boys, having water storage and flush systems. This was followed in the 49 adopted government schools in Rajasthan.
Availability of Basic Amenities – Bharti Foundation entered into dialogue with the government to ensure supply of electricity to the schools. Though most of the schools now have electricity connections, power availability is still erratic. Thus, use of solar energy as an alternative power source is being explored as a pilot in one school in Haryana and two schools in Rajasthan. In addition, the schools have adopted various options like bore wells, submersible pumps, water pipelines and tankers for adequate water supply.
BALA Techniques Adopted at the Satya Bharti Schools –
Green Efforts at the Satya Bharti Schools – All Satya Bharti Schools have been built with small patches of green in the front (used as playgrounds) and at the back (kitchen gardens in most schools). The schools also undertake annual plantation drives before monsoons, which include local communities as well.
‘Green’ Efforts at Senior Secondary Schools –
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