Technical Assistance to Buxar and Bhagalpur district administration to work on
arsenicosis mitigation in select 50 habitations
Overview and Objectives
To extend technical support in development of Bihar specific WASH in Schools Benchmarking
system in line with National SVP.
To create a competitive environment in the State through State benchmarking system and
support the government in making all the School WASH Compliant in a phased manner.
To create a cadre of Master Trainers on state benchmarking system to support the schools for
Project Details with Methodology
Result 1: Development of State specific WASH in Schools benchmarking system in Bihar: State
specific benchmarking system will be developed through a consultative process in collaboration
with Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) and UNICEF. Regional consultations with the key
stakeholders such as Children, Teachers, CRCs, BRCs, BEOs, BRPs, JEs, AEs, DPO and DEOs
to understand the field realities. Basis which a state level consultation will be organized to develop
a draft benchmarking system and field testing will be done to finalize the same. A final state
benchmarking system will be developed and submitted to the government for necessary action to
roll out in the state, to make sure all the Schools are WASH Compliant as per the benchmarking
system in a phased manner.
Result 2: Capacity building of key stakeholders: Capacity building program will conduct at two
levels. At state level will train master trainers (5 from each district of Bihar) and provide technical
support to BEPC for cascading trainings up to school level. At the end of the project period, a total
of 200 Master Trainer cadre will be developed in consultation with BEPC and technical support
will be extended to percolate down the benchmarking system to the school level through
Result 3: Development of Monitoring system: To monitor the WASH facilities, a digital Application
and data analysis system need to be developed. It helps to find out the gaps between the required
and available WASH facilities, practices in every school basis which the government can take
necessary steps to make them WASH Compliance. This also helps the schools to ease the
nomination process for national SVP nomination process.
Result 4: Process Documentation: For the next level learnings and replicate the success model
will document the entire process in print and video format.