Toilet Blocks for Girls
SIBC partnered with Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Group of Institutions for constructing 5 toilets and 5 bathrooms for girls of the Varavane Shasakiya Ashram, a residential school for tribal children in Pen, Raigad District, Maharashtra.
33% of Zilla Parishad and residential schools for tribal schools do not have separate toilets for girls. Some have no toilets at all. Students especially girls drop out of schools after puberty due to poor toilet facilities. This project has stopped students from open defecation and has thus reduced instances of illness. The girls are happy to attend school have expressed a sigh of relief with this proper sanitation for them. Enrollment has increased for that school too.