CHENNAI: Work on building separate toilets for girls and boys in all government primary and middle schools will be completed by the
end of July, said State director of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) Pooja Kulkarni, on Friday.
Kulkarni was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of a State-level workshop jointly conducted by the UNICEF and SSA for promoting clean schools in Tamil Nadu. “In the last year, around 7,700 toilets have been built by the Rural Development Department, corporates and the SSA together,” she said.
Delivering her address, Kulkarni said that a series of such workshops at the district level would be conducted with UNICEF to increase awareness about sanitation, hygiene and cleanliness in schools, as well as to inculcate the values among children. “The school officials should know what an ideal toilet or hand-washing stations are. The system has to respond from the lowest possible point,” she said.