Ci sono 231 studentesse, tra i 12 e i 16 anni, che non hanno un proprio bagno per lavarsi e per igiene personale. Attualmente esiste solo un piccolo bagno e le ragazze devono andare nei bagni dei maschi. C’è la necessità di provvedere alla privacy, all’igiene e alla protezione di queste ragazze in età adoloscenziale.
Education is a very important factor in the economic development of any country. India since the early days of independence has always focused on improving the literacy rate in our country. Even today the government runs many programs to promote Primary
and Higher Education in India.
High school can be a very tumultuous time for young people. It’s those critical four years before entering college or the workforce. High school is perhaps the most important time in kids’ lives, because they are making friendships that can last a lifetime, they’re learning somewhat more advanced material, and they are preparing themselves to go out into the real world.
High school is a time for teens to learn valuable skills for life from peers and professionals. School days fill time with fun, informational activities and prepare teens for the world of work. There are many reasons a high school education is important, but most of all it is a means to achieve long-term goals and feel a sense of pride in accomplishment.
St. Michael’s High School has 400 students with 7 aided staff and 14 management paid staff. There are 231 girls and 169 boys belonging to all religions studying in the school. Scholl has got various groups and movements like Scouts, Guides, JRC, Eco clubs etc.
St. Michael’s Primary School which serves as the feeder School was started in 1909 and a century old School. As there was no facility to move beyond the primary School many boys and girls dropped out hesitating to go to far away High Schools. Hence the Salesians upgraded the Primary School to a High School in 1992 which encouraged many boys and girls to reach the High School education.
The School has a history of 27 years but very much lacks in infrastructure facilities. There is a long felt need to provide better infrastructure to the High School. Construction of Girls’ Toilet Block at St. Michael’s High School, Madhakottai Page 3 In a special way the girl students do not have proper facilities for the washrooms and rest rooms. Many girls attain also puberty in this stage and hence they need better toilet facilities in the School The present toilet is very small and does not support the increasing number of girl students in the School. Hence we need to provide them a
good ouilet facilities to ensure privacy, protections and Better Hygiene.
The economy of Thanjavur district is essentially from agriculture and allied sector. Above 75% of the workforce have been depending on agriculture. The district is a deltaic plain fed by rivers Cauvery and Vennar. Some portion is also fed by Grant Anaicut canal.
The major occupation of the inhabitants of the city is tourism and service-oriented industry, while the traditional occupation is agriculture.
Thanjavur is known as the “Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu”. Paddy is the main crop and the other crops grown are blackgram, banana, coconut, gingelly, raggi, red gram, green gram, sugarcane and maize. The total percentage of land fit for cultivation is 58%. The city acts as a focal point for food grains transported from the adjoining areas of the Cauvery Delta. Though agriculture is the main economic activity, only 7% of the population is involved in it. There is a lot of agricultural related trading that forms the key economic activity in the city.
With the advent of fast tracks, and educational facilities the youth seem to neglect agriculture. In Madhakottai village majority of the people are economically rather backward and struggle to make both ends meet.
Average literacy rate of Thanjavur in 2011 was 82.64 compared to 75.45 of 2001. If things are looked out gender wise, male and female literacy were 89.04 and 76.50 respectively. Total literates in Thanjavur District were 1,790,998 of which male and female were 944,264 and 846,734 respectively. In 2001.
There are 20 registered schools in Thanjavur, catering to the primary, secondary and higher secondary educational needs of the city but mostly catering to English Medium Education and the students from affluent families.
Majority of the students do not have toilets at home and use free open spaces for their toiletry needs. This school has been educating students especially girls students to use toilets for better hygiene and sanitation. Many of them do not know how to use toilets and hence are taught by the staff to put the toilets to proper use. Hence the existing toilets are not sufficient to cater to all the students especially girl students. Hence there is an urgent need to put up additional Toilet Block for the girls as they are many in number. This is a very basic and urgent t need of the place.