Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalay

We, at Shikhar Yuva Mnach (SYM ) believe that clean and hygienic conditions at schools and work places are prerequisites for the future of a developed and blooming India. Aligning ourselves with Mahatma Gandhi’s dream project of a clean and filth-free India, we have undertaken several initiatives to work shape a favourable learning environment in the schools of rural India. Under the CSR initiative of HDFC Bank Limited ,SYM is working as a implementation partners of sanitation project in Chhattisgarh . In line with the Swachh Bharat campaign in partnership with HDFC bank Limited, one of our primary focus areas creating conducive environment for children in schools. In partnership Bank across 8 district of Chhattisgarh, we have covered more than 120 Government schools touching over 20,274 students. Our focus is not only in providing sanitation infrastructure but it also encompasses behavioural change (WASH-Water, Sanitation and Health). We believe that the family and school play a key role in shaping a child’s life and hence our WASH programme integrates these stakeholders into bringing a sustainable behavioural change in school as well as at community level. Besides, we have also provided facilities for potable water.

Solar –24 hours of electricity availability is often a distant dream for many at remote locations in the country. Women and adolescent girls often face problems in venturing out of their houses after sunset. In partnership with our NGOs and active ownership of communities, we have installed 51 street lights which have benefited 16 villages and 2136 Household of Mungeli dist of , Chhattisgarh .

Water wheel – We have introduced water wheels amongst 131 HHs in Mungeli dist in 17 village of Chhattisgarh,. 45 litres of water can now be easily carried in the wheel without putting any physical burden on the person and this has also helped in saving time in fetching water.