The Girls Washroom Project
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
- Winston Churchill
The quote above is an inspiration to give our best to the society by the way of service. It is through serving that we learn to value what we have, and what others are deprived of. Fulfilling the needs of the under privileged gives satisfaction and peace of mind & makes us better human beings. We take things for granted till we are deprived of our comforts. Service makes us better human beings
The main objective of serving society is to sensitize students to community service and gain first hand information of problems faced by the less privileged.
It was observed that the dropout rates for girls on attaining puberty was most high in government schools, and the reason was no or inadequate basic sanitary facilities of clean washrooms in schools. Thus the decision of 'Girls' Washroom Project’ was undertaken by Daly College in 2013. This project endeavours to construct two clean washrooms with septic tank in surveyed schools after the subsequent permissions from the government and local authorities.
The construction cost for each toilet is Rs. 1.5 lacs. DC funds for the project were collected by the student committee by organizing Casual Day, Card Sale, Cake Sale, Fete, Brochure and DJ Night.
The project has been completed in 17 schools by December 2016.
Govt. Higher Secondary School, Village Siya, Distt. Dewas
Govt. Malav Girls H. S. School, Moti Tabela , Indore
Govt. Girls H. S. School, Sanyogitaganj, Indore
Deaf Dumb Association, Indore
Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kanadia, Indore
Govt. Hindi Primary School, Azad Nagar, Indore,
Government Hr. Sec. School, Dakachya, Indore,
Govt. Middle School, Hukmakhedi, Rajendra Nagar, Indore,
Swami Vivekanand Govt. Adarsh H. S. School, Indore
Govt. Middle School, Bisnakheda, Indore
Govt. Middle School, Buranakhedi, Indore
Govt. Higher Secondary School, Khajrana, Indore
Govt. Higher Secondary School, Manglia, Indore
Govt. Girls Primary School, Manglia, Indore
Govt. Sanyogitaganj Hr. Sec. School, Indore
Govt. High School, Pagnispaga, Indore
Govt. High School, Jawahar Tekari, Indore
Daly College strongly supports this project and endeavors in eradicating the lacunae of sanitary facilities so that girls may be encouraged to come to schools regularly and in turn may add and support to bear the responsibility to nurture an educated and informed society. FRS has been constantly supporting our project till now and has given an assistance of Rs. 4 lac for the same. We have been getting support by the service (Square Mile) wing of De Montfort University in England. They have participated in the construction of 03 washrooms in the last 02 years. This year a group participated in construction of washroom at Govt. High School, Pagnispaga in February-March and another group in November at Govt. High School, Jawahar Tekari, Indore in collaboration with Round Table India.
One of the students Thomas Salomon from Ivanhoe Grammar School, Australia who visited DC to attend Certificate Course on Indian Culture and Heritage, raised the fund of $ 2450 for the Washroom Project undertaken by DC. He walked 3 km on his hands in the month of August to raise the fund before coming to India to attend the course at Daly College. This is really an emulating step to make a difference in the community.