We Are Water Foundation India (WAWFI), a non-profit organization joined hands with Sulabh International towards the successful construction of a toilet complex at Rajouri Garden Metro Station Pink Line, near Exit Gate no. 2, New Delhi. The public toilet complex was inaugurated on 21st October, 2020 in the presence of We Are Water Foundation, Sulabh International and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials.
The initiative is part of Roca’s corporate social responsibility plan (CSR) that emphasizes the need for providing hygienic and well-maintained sanitation facilities across the country under the vision of Swachh Bharat. This project will not only target the public transport users but will also support the wide range of audience like Slum dwellers, labours, daily workers such as Auto Rickshaw Drivers, E-rickshaw drivers etc. who also do not have access to proper sanitation facilities thus have to defecate & urinate in the open that contributes in degradation of the area. Therefore, this initiative addresses the issue for and around the areas.
Commenting on the project completion,K E Ranganathan, Managing Trustee, We Are Water Foundation, India said, “Unavailability of appropriate facilities results in defecating in public that may lead to various infections which is absolutely harmful. Hence it becomes even more crucial to ensure clean and hygienic toilets at public places, especially considering the current pandemic situation. Working towards this goal, we are pleased to associate with Sulabh International and are thankful to DMRC for permitting us to construct a public toilet complex at the metro station allowing travelers to access clean facilities. The expected footfall at this newly constructed public toilet will be around 500 users per day. In the future, we seek similar support from civic bodies/organizations to build public toilets and maximize hygienic facilities for individuals to use them and adhere to toilet manners to keep the surroundings clean. Over the years, We Are Water Foundation is working rigorously to drive desired behavioral change, encouraging toilet usage, and stopping open defecation by offering an innovative and sustainable sanitation model for people.”
We Are Water Foundation India has been instrumental in completing various projects under sanitization, hygiene, and health pillars across the country. WAWFI is contributing actively to making the country Open Defecation Free by building toilets and making its citizens use it. With a mission to make the public areas open-defecation free and provide safe, clean & hygienic sanitation facilities, the organization has been continuously working towards developing an enabling environment around the area and its community.