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13-year-olds student from India designed Low-Cost Toilet Urinals out of Plastic Waste Bottles

Age is just a number as most people would say but these very young mind got the idea on how to solve the stench that emanated from their school. From Panchayat Union Middle School, Kurumbapatty students are suffering everyday the unpleasant smell. They also think that this might be the cause of fever, nausea and stomachache for some of their schoolmates.

At first they thought that the problem would be solve if they bathed daily using soap, wore clean clothes and kept their hair clean inspired by Feel-Imagine-Do-Share formula introduced by Design for Change not a profit organization.

 But the problem persist, then they started the investigation by creating a team -comprising the 13-year-olds students named Supikpandian, Santhosh, Dhiyanithi, Ragul, and Prabaharan to identify the cause of stench. The boys had found out that without proper urinary toilet causing the stench, the boys would have to urinate on the floor, causing their sandals and feet to be sprinkled by drops of urine then transported it to the classrooms.

As the cost of installing urinals was high, the boys created a brilliant solution to their problem. From 20 litre plastic bottle, they start cutting it to generate a urinal like bowl used from standard male urinal toilet.

Then from that bright idea they setting up the toilet using funds collected from the students and teachers. Now the idea spread and shared to some places that have poor urinal system. The students at PUMS had win the Boldest Idea award from amongst 3,600 stories of change submitted for the 'I CAN Awards 2016' organised by Design for Change.

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