Ramanagara, India: US$ 23 billion JSW Group, has taken another step towards providing better sanitation facilities in rural areas with the inauguration of a new toilet block for the students of Sidherameswara Padavi Purva School at Bevoor Village, Channapatna taluk, Ramanagara District. Cement and paints from JSW Cement and JSW Paints were used in the construction of the toilets, measuring 200 sq. ft each, which have concrete rooftops and modern sanitation facilities.
Established in 1964, Sidherameswara Padavi Purva School currently caters to children from eleven villages. The school has over 472 students of which 179 are girls from classes 1 to 10. Unfortunately, the students had been using one common shed as a toilet compromising the overall hygiene and health conditions at the school. It was also very inconvenient, especially for the girls to use a shared facility with so many other students. With the new toilet block, the children will now have separate washrooms. The new sanitation facility is expected to significantly improve the convenience and overall hygiene conditions for all students attending the school. The school expects to see more girls to enroll for admissions because of the new facilities and amenities provided by the JSW Group.
Commenting on this initiative Mr Ashwini Saxena, CEO of JSW Foundation said, “Our aim was to ensure better amenities for school children at a grassroot level. Lack of sanitary washrooms have led to an increase in the dropout rate of female students. By making basic amenities available to them we want to ensure more children attend school and complete their education. The construction of this toilet block at Sidherameswara Padavi Purva School bolsters our commitment of ensuring a brighter and healthier future for these children.”
Mr Nilesh Narwekar, CEO of JSW Cement said, “We are elated to be a part of an initiative that ensures a better future for the children and community of Ramanagara. We believe it will create a safer ecosystem for these children.”
Mr AS Sundaresan, CEO of JSW Paints added, “We are pleased to be a part of this initiative that makes the school safe and hygienic for children.”
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