GIWA Academy and World Toilet College announced as birthday gift to Hon'ble Shri Narendra Modiji
As a gift to Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modiji, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), combined forces with Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization as well as Shri Nitish Kapoor, Regional Director – RB South Asia (RB-Makers of Dettol and Harpic), announced the creation of the World Toilet College and the GIWA Academy in New Delhi.
The educational institutions, which have been designed to complement and enhance Hon’ble Shri Modiji’s acclaimed Swachh Bharat Mission, will be the first in our nation to provide people with the targeted skills and knowledge they need to ensure that the laudable goals of clean and healthy Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all can be met. With campuses to be located at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh and in New Delhi, the World Toilet College will be officially launched on 19 November, which is the United Nations’ International World Toilet Day.
Said HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, “During his inaugural address, Hon’ble Narendra Modiji made history and moved hearts through his urgent and patriotic call for toilets for all. No longer should women, who give light to our world, be forced to wait until the darkness of night to heed the call of nature. Instead, we must all come together to do all we can to make India forever clean, green and serene. Announcing the World Toilet College and GIWA Academy is our gift to our Hon’ble Prime Minister on his birthday. Through knowledge comes success. The World Toilet College and GIWA Academy will help provide just that.”
The World Toilet College and GIWA Academy will provide an array of classes, including Toilet Building 101, Behaviour Change Communications, Washroom Cleaning, Sanitation Policy, and entrepreneurial training.
“From the central government to the proud toilet cleaner, the World Toilet College and GIWA Academy will provide inspiration, skills and opportunities. Learners will be equipped to work, and to work well together, through uniform training them to professionals in sanitation,” said Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization
HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji also added, “As I said at the launch of GIWA at UNICEF headquarters, it is time to build, maintain and sustain clean and hygienic toilets. In order for us to be clean inside, all that is around us must be clean as well. We as a nation must stand together and be together to do all we can in support of Hon’ble Modiji’s vision for a Swachh Bharat. The World Toilet College and GIWA Academy will serve as a helping wind for our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s mighty fire of change.”
On this occasion Nitish Kapoor, Regional Director – RB South Asia said, “This is an initiative under our Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign will contribute much needed skills to drive sustainable behaviour change. RB is proud to be associated with its partners, World Toilet Organization and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, to create the first World Toilet College.”