Sanitation Trailblazers; Resilient Children in Nepal Project (STRCN)

Geographic coverage Chaurideurali Rural Municipality of Kavrepalanchok District 
Project duration 15 months (1st November, 2020 to 31st January, 2022)
Budget NPR. 15,996,102
Funding partner/s  WaterAid Nepal (WAN)
Target groups Municipal Government representatives, School Management Committee (SMC), Teachers, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Child Clubs and School Students


Project Summary:

In the spring of 2015, Nepal was struck by one of the largest earthquakes the country had ever seen which led children in Chaurideurali RM, Kavre are, as in most emergencies, among those who suffered most after the earthquakes. In connection with this, previously, WaterAid was working in 39 schools of Chaurideurali Rural Municipality to stimulate children’s learning on resilient WASH and DRR through classroom learning, drama, competitions and games under the project ‘Sanitation Trailblazers: Resilient Children in Nepal (STRCN)’ through another partner organization since the initial project start period i.e. July 2019 till April 2020. The initial coordination and preparatory works were previously done along with delivery of few planned activities based on Results Framework. WaterAid Nepal, in partnership with Civic Forum, then continued to work for the same project from November, 2020 in same 39 schools which will directly benefit 3,300 Students and 90 Teachers in the 39 schools along with 50 RM Staff and indirectly 9000 people from 2000 household via. child clubs, school management committees, parents, teachers, local municipal government bodies and other relevant stakeholders, empowering the children to become WASH advocates and spreading the knowledge in their home communities.


Chaurideurali Rural Municipality, in spite of being close to district headquarter, is quiet backward in terms of proper education, economic and social aspects. Most of the people are engaged in traditional agriculture and animal husbandry in these areas whereas some are in foreign employment and very few are found to be engaged in service oriented jobs and businesses. Most of the people living in Chaurideurali are of Tamang community with significant number of Brahmin, chhetri, dalits and marginalized group of people living together. Discrimination based on caste and gender inequalities are some common practices seen in these communities. Similarly, schools being part of the community, most of the schools are found to be least facilitated with proper water/ drinking water supply, well facilitated toilets, school menstrual hygiene management infrastructures and other DRR and WASH related facilities. As now, the schools are gradually reopening after a long gap due to covid-19, it is the best time to start training and orienting children, teachers, management committees and all other related personnel on DRR and WASH related subjects with proper health safety.



  • To capacities School children, teachers, management committees on Disaster Preparedness to contribute to WASH resilience in schools and home communities, even in the face of future disasters.
  • To capacities Rural Municipality in Disaster Preparedness to ensure WASH resilience in schools, even in the face of future disasters.
  • To support the preparation on DRR informed School WASH improvement plans and its implementation while at the same time integrating WASH in education and ensuring all children, including both girls and boys as well as children with disabilities are reached.


Expected Results:

Project Outcome 1: Strengthen children’s resilience and disaster preparedness in Chaurideurali rural municipality of Kavrepalanchok district.

Project Outcome 2: Increased knowledge and awareness of students, teachers, school management committees, parent teacher associations and the Chaurideurali Rural Municipality on safe and resilient WASH practices and disaster preparedness.


Major Achievements:

Indicator Progress
Output 1 : School children, teachers, management committees are capacitated in Disaster  Preparedness to contribute to WASH resilience in schools and home communities, even in the face of future disasters No. of students, teachers and SMC members trained on WASH resilience


No. of SIP incorporated DRR

4415 (including students, teachers and SMC)




Activity 1.1 Training to teachers and management committees in Disaster Preparedness and importance of WASH Resilience # of training events on WASH resilience 20
Activity 1.2 Vulnerability Capacity Assessment of schools in participation of school children, parents and teachers # of VCA conducted 39
Activity 1.3 Support to incorporate Disaster preparedness in School Improvement Plan # of support events 39
Activity 1.4 Training on DRR, Preparedness, WASH Resilience in Schools to child clubs # of trainings to child clubs 39
Activity 1.5 Hygiene sessions including menstrual hygiene management conducted in schools # of sessions conducted 156 (3 sessions plus one follow up)
Activity 1.6 DRR simulation and drills in schools # of drills 12
Activity 1.7 Preparation of School Safety Plans # of school safety plans 39
Activity 1.8 Promote safe water management through trainings and water filters in schools # of events on safe water

# of water filters at schools

Activity 1.9 Child to Community DRR Learning & sharing # of events 5
Activity 1.10 Exposure visits for DRR learning # of events 1
Activity 1.11 Campaigns, events, fairs, interactions, extracurricular activities by children and teachers for preparedness and disaster reduction, Booth Campaign. # of campaigns, events, fairs 20
Activity 1.12 Travel and monitoring # of visits 20
Activity 1.13 Hygiene promoters/social mobilisers engagement in communities # of visits 54 (plus frequently as per the requirements)
Output 2 : Rural Municipality is capacitated in Disaster Preparedness to ensure WASH resilience in schools, even in the face of future disasters No. of municipal staffs trained on WASH resilience 40 (including municipal staffs, stakeholders and head teachers,  as per the change in approach)
Activity 2.1 Training and sensitization to local municipal government representatives in Disaster Preparedness and importance of WASH Resilience # of training/sensitization events 1
Activity 2.2 Support to incorporate Disaster preparedness in School in local level planning process # of support events 9
Activity 2.3 Accessibility audit in schools # of accessibility audits conducted 45
Activity 2.4 Joint Monitoring with other stakeholders # of events 4

Contact Information

  • Civic Forum for Sustainable Development
  • P.O. Box No. 33, Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchok Nepal,
  • Phone : +977-11-490744, +977-9851254762
  • Email :

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