Keerthi, an aspiring civic leader in her school and community, has built a team of 20 girls from grades 8 and 9, to work on waste and sanitation in her school. She conducted sanitation audits and discovered that some of the problems were specific and infrastructural. She gathered volunteers to report this to the school authorities and realised that budget constraints was the reason the issues were not being addressed.
Keerthi set to work on crowdsourcing resources to temporarily fix the infrastructural issues with DIY solutions. Her team took their reports and solutions to the Block Education Office and requested longer-term fixes. Through her work, 5 toilets have been completely revamped. Keerthi has influenced 250 students through the sanitation awareness workshops and volunteer rallies she organized.
This entrepreneur’s journey has been supported by Reap Benefit.