“School restrooms that are thoughtfully designed and equipment & fixtures carefully selected are in a better position to provide safer, cleaner and more user-friendly restroom facilities,” says Prashant Muley, Principal of Podar International School at Aurangabad.
Speaking to Clean India Journal, he says, “Just as access to daylight can improve the ambience of a classroom, it can have a similar affect in restrooms. Inadequate lighting may make a bathroom seem less clean. A space brightened with natural light will be more welcoming and possibly lessen the anxieties of students who are apprehensive about using a school restroom.” Maintenance of school restrooms has remained a major issue with educational institutions across the country. Many schools are now looking at mechanised cleaning solutions but clean toilets are still a far cry.