Importance of safe excreta management

Safe disposal of excreta, so that it does not contaminate the environment, water, food or hands, is essential for ensuring a healthy environment and for protecting personal health.

Unsafe management of excreta spreads diseases that rob pupils of school days, parents of generating income and depletes our finances on medical bills.

Open defecation contaminates natural water sources, breeds disease vectors, causes foul smell and makes the environment unsightly/repulsive.

A safe latrine provides privacy, especially for girls and is very necessary for menstrual hygiene management.

A safe water closet promotes clean, healthy, and friendly environment in the schools.