The Indian Government’s Swacch Bharat Mission has elicited strong support and has enabled the construction of over 10 million new toilets with over 90% schools now having a toilet – however the problem of dysfunctional toilets in schools is as stark as the problem of lack of toilets, given its impact on children’s health, safety and dignity.
Based on feedback from Government stakeholders and its NGO partners, in India Kimberly-Clark decided to approach the entire sanitation issue from a different angle – fix what has been built. Thus Toilets Change Lives in India is taking a unique approach of repairing dysfunctional toilets in schools to restore hygiene, safety and dignity for children. Under the aegis of the Kimberly-Clark Foundation the program is being implemented in partnership with NGO CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) India and will repair and renovate toilets in 100 schools across 5 states; Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Maharashtra.
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