With the invaluable assistance of a $15,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Balwyn, Northbridge Rotary has committed to funding the construction of WHO-standard toilet facilities at a K to 12 school in Dhulikhel, Nepal, along with delivering hygiene training to the students and training in basic maintenance of the facilities. Currently, there are 214 boys and 143 girls utilising one toilet and one open urinal in the same building, with limited or no privacy for girls.
Dhulikhel is a major town 30km from Kathmandu with a population of 34,000. It has ample good water supply but, as in Nepal generally, toilets are a rarity.