Enhancing Hygiene and Health with New Girls’ Toilets, A CSR Initiative by Sun Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Sun Pharma, in collaboration with the Association for Sustainable Community Development (ASSCOD), has recently completed a significant Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project. This initiative, valued at Rs. 8 lakhs, has led to the construction of new toilets to Government primary School Melavalampettai, specifically for girls , benefitting approximately 700 students. This effort underscores Sun Pharma’s commitment to improving community health and education.

Addressing a Critical Need

In many parts of India, inadequate sanitation facilities in schools have long been a pressing issue, particularly affecting female students. Lack of proper toilets can lead to health problems, absenteeism, and even dropout rates among girls. Recognizing this critical need, Sun Pharma has taken a proactive step to provide safe, hygienic, and accessible toilet facilities for young girls.

Project Highlights

  • Investment: The project was funded with Rs. 8 lakhs, demonstrating a substantial commitment to community welfare through the CSR of Sun Pharmaceuticals Pvt ltd.
  • Impact: The new toilets are set to benefit around 700 students, significantly enhancing their school experience and overall well-being through proper toiletry habits.

Why This Project Matters

Promoting Health and Hygiene

Access to clean and safe toilets is essential for maintaining good health. This initiative ensures that girls have a hygienic place to attend to their needs, reducing the risk of waterborne diseases and infections. By providing proper sanitation facilities to Government School, Melavalampettai, Sun Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd is directly contributing to the health and hygiene of these young students.

Encouraging Education

Many Government schools lack proper toilet facilities leading to infections to children especially girl children at early age. A lack of adequate toilet facilities often forces girls to miss school during their menstrual cycles, leading to gaps in their education. With the construction of these new toilets, girls can attend school regularly without such interruptions, thereby promoting uninterrupted learning and educational growth.

Empowering Girls

Providing girls with proper sanitation facilities is a step towards gender equality in education. It empowers them to pursue their studies confidently and with dignity. This initiative helps create a supportive school environment where girls can focus on their education without the stress and stigma associated with inadequate sanitation.

Community Engagement and Future Prospects

Sun Pharma’s CSR initiative is a shining example of how businesses can positively impact their communities. By investing in the health and education of young girls, Sun Pharma’s CSR is not only fulfilling its corporate social responsibility but also setting a precedent for other corporations to follow.

Moving forward, it is hoped that more organizations will recognize the importance of such initiatives and contribute to the development of sustainable community infrastructure. ASSCOD is always open for projects like these and pave way for a healthier, more educated, and empowered future generation.


The successful completion of the girls’ toilet construction project by Sun Pharma and ASSCOD is a significant achievement. It highlights the power of collaboration between the private sector and non-profit organizations in driving social change. This initiative not only provides immediate benefits to the students but also serves as a foundation for long-term community development.

Through continued efforts in similar projects, Sun Pharma reaffirms its commitment to social responsibility and community well-being, ensuring that every child has the right to a healthy and dignified educational environment.