Sewa International’s Toilet and Hygiene project for the girl child.
We aspire to be the pre-eminent, Hindu faith-based humanitarian organization that serves selflessly and with compassion to create a positive impact on society. We envision and strive for a world in which all people live in harmony, free from suffering.
Sewa International’s mission is to serve humanity in distress, aid local communities, run developmental projects for the underserved, and assist people in transformational change through the power of innovation by mobilizing partners, donors and volunteers.
We accomplish this mission by focusing our efforts towards:
- Disaster recovery
- Family and child welfare
- Promoting volunteerism
Access to toilets is critical for clean and healthy communities:
In 2015, Sewa International started the “#Yes! I can go to School” program, and implemented the first pilot project by installing toilets at four government schools in Jigani, Bengaluru District, in South India. Girl's school attendance increased by 87%.
Since then, Sewa International has expanded the project in different locations across India. In the past four years, this project has benefited more than 6,800 families and 11,000 school children from various sections of Indian communities.
Toilet use is essential to the survival and development of children across the socio-economic spectrum in India and around the world. According to the World Health Organization, exposure to fecal matter spreads diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid. It is essential and imperative that we step up to the challenge and provide a safe, free, and secure environment for girl children and women by providing them safe, clean, secure toilets.