New Delhi, November 21, 2022: Hindware India’s leading brand for bathroom solutions, with its vision to empower people with its expertise and through thoughtful products started its corporate social responsibility initiative ‘Build a Toilet, Build her Future’ on World Toilet Day in 2020. The initiative was launched to build toilets across schools in 5 states of India. Hindware is pleased to announce that it has been able to construct more than 250 toilets in schools across the states of Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh impacting the lives of more than a million girls. Hindware carried the initiative ahead to construct countless more toilets across the Indian topography this year as well, on World Toilet Day 2022.
According to research conducted by NGOs, there are more than 23 million girls who drop out of school every year due to a lack of clean toilets. The absence of toilets in schools especially affects girls when they hit puberty as they stay home for five days every month, missing schoolwork. Eventually, unable to keep up with the classwork they choose to drop out completely. In partnership with MA. My Anchor Foundation, a non-profit organization, and support from local authorities, Hindware pledges to identify schools across India and begin constructing toilets to allow girls to pursue their education without any hesitation.
Sudhanshu Pokhriyal, Chief Executive Officer, Bath and Tiles Business, Hindware Limited, said “At Hindware we have a vision to empower people with everything that we do. When we launched ‘Build a Toilet, build her Future’ project two years ago with the goal of bringing millions of girls to school and ensuring they have the right to equality and inclusion, we had no idea that this would become a movement. As our project enters its third year, we can’t thank our partners and allies enough for not only supporting but also contributing in big ways. We will continue to raise awareness for hygienic sanitation, and we encourage people to spread the message and take part in this cause.”
Charu Malhotra Bhatia, Vice-President, Marketing, Hindware Limited, said, “Girls in India drop out of school due to a lack of clean toilets. The lack of proper sanitation facilities affects teenage girls the most as they are forced to miss school for a few days every month. Eventually, they fall behind in their class and prefer to drop out completely. In 2020 on World Toilet Day, Hindware began its mission to send them back to school, by helping build toilets in schools. Carrying forward the same initiative, for the third consecutive year, Hindware is determined to make sure girls don’t miss school again.”