“Earlier when this toilet wasn’t renovated, it caused a lot of difficulties for girls. There was a danger of us getting infections as well. Now, we are absolutely protected and safe,” says Harpal.
“Since the facilities in the school are good now, the attendance has increased. Girls who used to miss school when they had periods are now coming to school regularly and their studies are going well.”
“It is very important for girls to be educated. I’m very glad that girls are now getting the opportunities that was once only given to boys,” she says.
Harpal says the toilets are an important step in the right direction – not just for her and her friends, but for all the students who will come after them.
“I feel good that my sister doesn’t have to face problems like I did – going back home during school hours because there were no proper washrooms,” says Harpal. “I’m happy that younger girls will not have to face the problems that we faced. They can focus on their studies all the time.”