Twenty government schools across Howrah, Hooghly, Paschim Medinipur and Murshidabad will get better sanitation facilities and safe drinking water, thanks to the global grant initiative of four clubs of RID 3291 — Belur, Calcutta Chowringhee, Calcutta North Suburban and Chandannagar. The clubs are partnering with six clubs of RID 5160 — Danville/Sycamore Valley, Alamo, Danville, Richmond, San Ramon and San Ramon Valley of the US, and TRF for implementing the WinS project worth $127,000 to be completed in 18 months.
The project was launched by West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at the Rotary Sadan in Kolkata on Feb 23, Rotary’s 114th anniversary in the presence of DG Mukul Sinha, DGE Ajay Agarwal and Dr Ranjit Chakravarty from RC Danville/Sycamore Valley.
Menstrual health management training is also an integral part of this project, said Project Chair Vishnu Dhandhania and the meet explored the idea suggested by Dr Meenakshi Bharat of RC Bangalore West, RID 3190, to donate reusable pads that last for 2–3 years. “They have no chemicals, are environment-friendly and cost only ₹200,” he said.