Habitat India – Thanks to Habitat for Humanity India and ExxonMobil Services & Technology Private Limited (ExxonMobil), four government schools in Bengaluru and Chikkaballapur now have new and renovated sanitation units and clean drinking water amenities. More than 1,200 school pupils now have increased access to safe and sanitary sanitation facilities, as well as clean drinking water, thanks to the new infrastructure.
In addition, two anganwadi centres in Chikkaballapur have been completely refurbished, with one freshly constructed and the other renovated. The newly created infrastructure will benefit pregnant women, mothers, and children up to the age of five who frequent anganwadi facilities to get integrated child development services.
Sanitation units and hand-washing facilities have been constructed as part of the project at Swami Vivekananda High School in Hoskote, Siddhartha Educational Society in Lingarajpuram, Bengaluru, and Model Primary School and Government Higher Primary School in Avathi, Chikkaballapur district. The anganwadis are in the village of Mandikal in the district of Chikkaballapur. The construction of school sanitation facilities and anganwadis is part of Habitat for Humanity India’s WASH and community infrastructure development strategy.
A spokeswoman for Habitat for Humanity India commented on the effort, saying, “We are grateful to ExxonMobil for their generous support.” We are happy to have erected sanitation units, established a new anganwadi centre, and renovated another anganwadi centre through our collaboration with government schools and anganwadi centres. These initiatives not only improve the learning environment, but also provide students with respect and the opportunity to grow. “Habitat for Humanity India remains committed to creating sustainable and inclusive spaces that nurture the dreams and aspirations of our future generations.”
“No child should be held back because of a lack of basic sanitation services,” ExxonMobil stated. However, girls are disproportionately affected by this condition. Indeed, it is seen as one of the key reasons kids are denied a genuine educational opportunity. That is why, at ExxonMobil, we support meaningful initiatives like this one that offer more “pull factors” for youngsters to complete their education and develop a promising future.”