Children as change agents for Improved Water and Environment Sanitation Practices in the villages

Project Proposal

Children as change agents for Improved Water and Environment Sanitation Practices in the villages - New Project


An estimated 72% of Indians do not have adequate access to sanitation services. Preventable disease like Diarrhoea is a leading cause of the death in India claiming lives of 1,000 Indian children every day.

The magnitude of the problem is shown by the results of a recent BCT survey in rural Visakhapatnam District:

_ 58.5% families do not have access to ISL.
_ 57% families do not have access to bathroom facility
_ 77.8% of family members are openly defecating.
_ 53% of families do not fol


As evidenced from the experience of BCT, children are the best agents of change. They are malleable for training and can have a lasting impact on their parents and adults. It is proposed to adopt school based approach. This project will usher in an understanding of the importance of having good WES conditions, establish linkages with service providers, convergence for taking up action points. The project aims at bringing behavioral change that to evolve this from the people who are part of the

Geographic Location

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Number of Beneficiaries


Financial Information

Funding Duration: April 2014 to March 2015
Total Budget: Rs.33,026,300
Funding Requested: Rs.33,026,300

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Expected Achievement

1. 85% of the village population aware on the health issues arising out of poor sanitation, improper waste disposal and unhygienic personal practices
2. 75% of parents aware on the prevention of simple health issues amongst children
3. 95% of people washing their hands after defecation and before eating food
4. 80% of the people to use latrines and bathrooms
5. 60% to follow proper solid waste disposal methods
6. 95% of adolescent girls be aware of the proper personal sanitation and hygienic pra


I certify that the information in this proposal is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I also certify that the organization and I will abide by the terms and conditions of the grant/fund as established by granter/funder. I further certify that all received funds/grants will be used exclusively for the purpose stated in this proposal unless I normally request and receive prior authorization from funder for any changes. Further, I understand that if the funding is granted for the project described above it will be for an initial period of ONE year and can be extended, if necessary, by renewing the proposal. Also, regular status reports on the project will be provided by the organization to funder for the duration of the funding.

B Sri Ram Murty

Aug. 31, 2013

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Organisation Information

Bhagavatula Charitable Trust (BCT)


80G Number: No. Tech.III/130/CIT-1/VSP 2005-06 dated 13.07.2006.

35AC Number: N.A.

FCRA Number: 10350014

Financial Information

Number of paid staff: 89

Annual Budget: Rs.26,792,000

Key Corporate Funders for last 3 years: Synergies Castings Limited, Visakhapatnam Microsoft, Hyderabad Government Indian Council for Agriculture Research, New Delhi National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise, Hyderabad Power grid Corporation, Visakhapatnam

Key Foundation Funders for last 3 years: Cognizant Foundation, Chennai.

Vision and Mission

Vision: To transform the villages of Visakhapatnam district in to models of learning in a manner that all people, physically challenged and able bodied are gainfully employed. Also to cause substantive improvements in the state of literacy, health and economic sustenance. Finally to harness not just natural resources but also human resources through leadership and motivation.
Mission: To promote continuous self-improvement in the quality of lives of the villagers by generating their own leadership in solving their problems and by creating opportunities at their door steps for utilizing their resources most efficiently.

Focus Areas

  • Education
  • Health
  • Livelihood
  • Disaster Relief
  • Overall Community Development
  • Disability
  • Environment

Geographic Location of Operations

Rural Based Projects

State District Number of Villages
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam 126

Urban Based Projects

No Urban Locations

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