” Trust the magic of beginnings”

Divyashree- 9th Grade

Govt High School Bennigannahalli

Divyashree is a student of Bennigannahalli Government High School and is currently in the 9th grade. She resides at Doddaharalagere village that is located 6 kms away from school along with her parents and 2 siblings . Her father owns a silkworm farm and her mother is a house wife.

It was during the inauguration of toilets at her school that she learned about Reaching Hand. They constructed 3 new toilets with proper water facility. For cleaning the toilets an Ayamma too was appointed by them . The Ayamma is responsible for maintaining the toilets. All the girls are extremely happy about this initiative.

Divyashree says, “earlier there was only 1 toilet for 140 high school girls in my school and it was very difficult or never maintained properly. The girls would hardly drink water to avoid using the toilet through the duration in school”.

She adds, “the days during periods were extremely difficult, so we either skip school during those days or have to use the toilet in a friend’s house near school”.

She sighs relief looking at the new toilets and says she is extremely happy now that she and her friends have separate toilets and they don’t have to worry about teachers yelling at them for being late to class because of waiting in long queues to use the toilet or not coming to school during periods.

She is thankful to Reaching Hand for building 3 new Toilets for her and her friends.

Suddenly you know…”it is time to start somethings new and trust the magic of beginnings”


Reaching Hand is a registered Charitable Trust started in 1996 in Bangalore, formed with an aim to work among underprivileged children, vulnerable youths and disadvantaged women. We envision an empowered future for all by acting as a catalyst for social change. We empower children, youth and women through our innovative program focusing on the areas of education, health and skill development so that they lead a life of self-worth, hope and dignity.

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