Improving Access to WASH for Ready-Made Garments (RMG) Workers in Bangladesh- SAJIDA Foundation &WaterAid Bangladesh Collaboration.

With the support of LEVI’s and WaterAid Bangladesh over a period of three years, SAJIDA Foundation has been implementing a project since July, 2016 to improve access to safe water, improve sanitation facilities with hygiene promotion for garments workers. This project aims to address the existing challenges of increasing access to WaSH facilities for improving the health status of 12000 garment workers and indirectly reaching an estimated 21000 family members living in Ashulia of Savar Upazila of Dhaka district where significant number  of the garments workers lives. This project contributes to the Government’s national plan for safe drinking water and sanitation as outlined in Bangladesh’s 7th Five Year Plan (2016- 2020).

Snapshots of project: This project carries out the following activities by practicing comprehensive approach- combining WaSH with health, education, nutrition and poverty reduction – to improve access to WASH services, taking into account WaSH compliance in the three factories.

  1. Improve access to safe water, while raising awareness around water safety, water quality and integrated water resource management
  2. Improve access to sanitation
  3. Integrate WaSH with health, nutrition and financial services focusing on women and
    children
  4. Influence local authorities to maintain WASH compliance in factories

Significant Achievements/Milestone:

Sector

Facilities in Number(July2016-June-2018)

Beneficiary Coverage(July2016-June-2018)

Water 31 6915
Sanitation 31 6689
Hygiene 256(hygiene session, awareness campaign, event etc.) 46091