Children spend around one third of their time in school, where they could be exposed to a variety of physical and psychological harm.

Now more than ever, the importance of clean toilets in schools needs to be taken into consideration and how it can affect pupils.

Students should have access to clean toilets and basins during their time in school to further prevent the spread of sickness.

Before students are given the opportunity to go back to school, parents should learn about the effects of unclean bathrooms.

School Hygiene Affects Learning Abilities

Dirty bathroom can cause students to be absent from school with transmitted diarrhoeal diseases. Students need to understand the importance of hand hygiene, which can be difficult to carry out if the basins they have access to are not clean and lack paper towels. 

The Effect of Unclean Toilets

Filthy school bathrooms can cause students to miss days at school outside of being sick as well. For EG:, girls having to miss a day of school for menstrual hygiene if the bathrooms at school are inadequate. Some children with disabilities might avoid drinking or eating throughout the day so they don’t have to use the toilet, which can lead to serious health issues.

Poor School Toilet Facilities Affect Personal Hygiene

As a parent, you do not want your child’s school to normalize bad hygiene practices. Poor hygiene behaviors learned at school can be brought home by students and affect their personal lifestyle. You want your child to be in a clean environment at all times, even in public school bathrooms.

Sanitation Solutions for Schools 

Schools need clean toilets to promote cleanliness to students and further teach them the importance of washing their hands. The hygiene habits that children learn in school can be carried with them as they grow up

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