Wherever the Need

Senior school ecological sanitation and water

To provide good health and hygiene to 400 children in Tamil Nadu, India, using a tried and trusted method of sanitation where human output can be simply processed and used in the school kitchen garden as compost. This is very beneficial for pubescent girls who may otherwise cease their education.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070826)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target





  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • OtherOther




Lack of sanitation and the accompanying private facilities deters many girls from attending school once they start their periods. Even those who do continue attending school find their studies interrupted through concerns caused by the need to use fields and alleyways in full view of passers-by. Similarly, a lack of sanitation facilities breeds an ignorance of basic hygiene practices, therefore perpetuating a continuous state of disease transmission.


Wherever the Need will build facilities applicable to the local custom that enable girls to attend school without the fear of indignity either during their periods or when they need to use the toilet. With such facilities goes hand in hand training in hygiene (hence the water facilities), especially hand washing. Sanitary towel machines will be installed for increased personal hygiene for girls. Both boys and girls will benefit from far greater level of personal safety and security.