Cleanliness in the community is just as important as cleanliness for individuals and families. Any community effort to improve sanitation, helps people to improve and overcome the challenges they face in their daily lives.
Saaf Mahol is a novel initiative started by Mother Helpage to keep the environment clean as it plays an imperative role in our day to day lives. As a part of this society it is our moral responsibility to keep the environment clean and make sure to keep it preserved for our future generations.
With the increasing technology, the pollution is increasing in our societies at a rapid pace. Even we as humans ignore such issues and most of the time, throw our garbage on the roads, instead of using the facilities in place. With time, this garbage gets accumulated and as a result becomes a source for many air and water borne diseases leading to severe health consequences.
In order to overcome this issue Mother Helpage started the “Saaf Mahol” project to make people aware about the benefits of keeping the environment clean and how it can help us live a healthy life and most importantly make our surrounding green and safe for our future.
Initially Mother Helpage carried out a rally in district Anantnag Jammu and Kashmir under the banner “Protect the Environment and Save Kashmir”. In 2017 a “Sanitation and Cleaning Drive” was carried out by MH team along with its group of dedicated volunteers at the District Hospital Anantnag.
In 2018, Mother Helpage under this initiative constructed public toilets within the district of Anantnag, the second most populated place in the Kashmir valley. As the absence of this public convenience, had been a major problem and inconvenience to the locals, especially the female gender. This project initiative was going ahead in order to provide services to the people residing in the town especially to the people visiting the town from different places.
In year 2021, Mother Helpage constructed public toilet in Kinnia, town located east coast in Trincomalee District of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The place was badly devastated by the massive tsunami that resulted from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.