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PwC India hands over WASH to RKM Blind Boys' Academy

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Foundation today handed over a new sanitation facilities to Ramakrishna Mission Blind Boys' Academy to benefit over 700 visually impaired students.

The handover of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project by the PwC Foundation to Ramakrishna Mission Blind Boys' Academy would also help the teachers and extended staff.

The WASH project began in October 2016 with a commitment to build toilets that are hygienic, safe and in a comfortable environment set up for school going boys who are visually challenged.

Dedicating the facilities to the school students, Jaivir Singh, Vice-Chairman, PwC Foundation said, "Sanitation and hygiene go hand in hand with education. To empower and impart knowledge to them, we've organised trainings on how to use the new WASH facilities as well as conducted workshops around the health benefits they will derive by maintaining personal hygiene."

Lauding the project, Biswajit Ghosh, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Blind Boys' Academy and Swami Sarvalokananda Maharaj, Secretary of the Ashrama, said that the WASH Project would provide a more congenial and comfortable environment to the children of their school.

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 22:42 IST