“One of my teachers told us about health, hygiene and the importance of having toilets at home. His words left a lasting impression on my mind. I realised that we can use toilets, wherever we want.”

Lavanya, inspired by her teacher’s lecture on hygiene and sanitation, went on a two-day hunger strike to get a toilet built at home. Watch her story to find out how this girl sparked a new wave of change in and around her village. A village that was declared Open Defecation Free on World Toilet Day.


Watch the UNICEF video here.


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