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ChildFund International

Rajasthan, India 🇮🇳

Terms of Reference

(SWASH Project – Baseline Study)

1. About the organization:

ChildFund has been working with underprivileged children, youth, and families from the most remote, extremely backward, and hard-to-reach areas in India since 1951, with a vision to build “an India where children lead a dignified life and achieve their full potential”. It annually reaches nearly 4 million children, youth, and their families, from 3,200 communities in 85 districts across 15 states in India, through its long and short-term programs. ChildFund in India works in the rural belts of the country, now slowly expanding its focus to urban poverty where child protection issues and violence against children are prevalent. Its programs provide comprehensive support to children from their conception until they reach 24 years of age by integrating health, nutrition, sanitation, gender equality, disability, education, skill training, livelihoods, child protection and humanitarian relief work. ChildFund’s unparalleled longstanding community presence, long-term partnership and direct implementation projects in India ensure that its holistic interventions foster an enabling environment where children can grow to their fullest potential.

2. Project Background

Poor sanitation, water scarcity, inferior water quality, and inappropriate hygiene behaviour are disastrous for infants and young children and are major causes of morbidity and mortality. These conditions are also detrimental to the health of school-aged children, who spend long hours in school. The physical environment and cleanliness of a school facility can significantly affect the health and well-being of children. The disease spreads quickly in cramped spaces with limited ventilation, where hand-washing facilities or soaps are not available, and where toilets are in disrepair or nonexistent leading to open defecation and urination. Too often, schools are places where children become ill.

The project will be implemented in govt primary and secondary schools of Gogunda Block in Udaipur district serving 12000 school children (approx.). The project aims to reach at least 100 schools through an integrated SWASH program design (School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education).

The project will deliver comprehensive WASH infrastructure, WASH behaviour-change training and support, and strengthen menstrual hygiene management services across 100 government schools in Gogunda, Udaipur. As a result of this investment, this project expects school children to adopt positive and life-saving WASH behaviours like handwashing with soap; adults to support behaviour changes through positive reinforcement and maintenance of WASH infrastructure, and governments co-invest in the program to sustain the program over long-term, and the government and the community to maintain the infrastructure and carry-on the best practices. The expected ultimate outcome is to improve the learning performance of school-aged children and youth, and, by extension, that of their families – by reducing the incidence of water and sanitation-related diseases.

3. Goal/Impact

“All school going children in the Udaipur district will have improved access to integrated basic WASH services and thrive in a healthy, child-friendly, and enabling school/learning environment by 2024.”

4. Objectives

a) To improve WASH infrastructure in 100 targeted government schools.

b) To improve hygiene-related behaviour changes

c) To advocate for the use of WASH infrastructure and hygiene behaviours in the community.

For detailed information, please check the complete version of the advert attached below 

Job Email id:centralpurchase2(at)childfundindia.org
Download Attachment:ToR-Baseline study- SWASH.doc




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development