Girish Agarwal aims to raise funds to build toilets and improve sanitation in schools and communities
Girish Agarwal climbed a mountain to prevent death and disease through open defecation. He raised funds to build toilets for girls in 100 schools in India.
There are people who mourn and spiral into depression when they face adversity. And then there are people like Girish Agarwal who make pain their armour and combat challenges that life throws at them. Indian-Canadian, Girish, lost both his sons to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) within days of their birth. The pain of losing his sons led to his resolve of preventing deaths or diseases caused by open defecation and the resultant spread of germs. He scaled Africa’s largest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, on February 29, and raised $60,000 to build toilets for girls in 100 schools in India.
In an interview, last week, he explained how the climb was part of his “Summit of Dignity Initiative” which aims to raise funds to build toilets, improve sanitation in schools and communities throughout India.