HELP US BUILD TOILETS FOR 220 GIRLS AT A RURAL SCHOOL IN RAJASTHAN
Research shows that due to lack of toilet facility, 23% adolescent girls drop out from school in India. Over 20 percent of girls drop out of school completely after reaching puberty and out of those girls who continue 24% are absent during their periods for 3 to 4 days which means missing 380+ hours of school every year! 47% schools in the country still do not have separate toilets for girls which is a primary cause of absenteeism and dropping out.
The situation is the same in Shikshaniketan, a school situated in a remote village named Tilonia in Rajasthan where the toilets built long back are now in pitiable condition and non functional. There are no separate toilets for girl students which prevents them from using the toilets when they are menstruating or even otherwise. Imagine the condition of 220 girls not being able to use toilet for 8 hours every single day of school !
Not only from Tilonia, children from nearby villages also come to Shikshaniketan because of the quality of education provided which also includes gender, sustainability,environment and science and technology studies. Since we are an NGO, the funds that we have are limited. Shikshaniketan heavily subsidizes education so as to support the children from marginalized and remote communities achieve their dreams.
School should be a safe and hygienic place for children with presence of basic facilities like this and to provide the same to the children studying here your support is required. We wish to build permanent separate toilets for girls to solve all the problems highlighted above. For this we require ₹1,70,000 and a contribution of even ₹500 can help us to do this