MONKTON SENIOR SCHOOL NAME SANITATION FIRST AS THEIR CHARITY OF THE YEAR

20 September 2016
 

Monkton Senior School raise money for India

Pupils at Monkton Senior School, near Bath named Sanitation First as their charity of the year.

The school charity committee arranged a variety of events, including a charity swim consisting of three hours of solid swimming, with one pupil swimming more than 11km to raise the money.


 

On Saturday 19th June, Monkton senior school presented Louise Kirby-Garton (CEO-Sanitation First) with a cheque for an amazing £9,021.00, the money raised will provide a 218 pupils (106 girls and 112 boys) with girls and boys GroSan toilet block as well as providing the school with a clean water system.

The project: to build a separate girls and boys GroSan toilet block and provide a clean water system for Periya Nargunam middle school, Cuddalore, India. The school has 218 pupils (112 boys and 106 girls).

For children in India the lack of toilet facilities in schools is an unfortunate reality; as well as the obvious health risks, open defecation also puts children, particularly girls, in danger of harassment and attack. Research shows that 23% of girls drop out of school once they reach puberty. Those that remain miss an average of five days of school a month during their periods due to the lack of privacy and facilities.


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