Hope for Children Centre houses 145 children plus an accredited primary school, Hope Academy. Recently, the government ran a road through our property and demolished our septic system, bath house, and our boy's latrine, seizing our land by public domain, without warning or compensation. Not having proper sanitation for our children increases the chance of disease and deprives the children of a basic human need. Typhoid, malaria and cholera are all a threat without disposal of waste/hygiene.
The government seized a portion of our land without compensation to install a tarmacked highway within 12 feet of the back of our boy's dormitory,housing over 60 boys. Without warning, a new fence, our septic system, bath house and boy's latrine was destroyed. It may take years for compensation if ever. We are left with just the girl's latrine on the other end of the campus, only accommodating 3 stalls for 145 children plus 20 who attend our schools. It is an emergency situation .
Installing a septic system is critical. We grow our own vegetable and livestock, and raw sewage going into the ground can cause a number of diseases. The boys need their own latrine for privacy for them and the girls. They no longer have a bath house only basin baths in their dormitory. The proximity of the road to their home is dangerous, in time it will need to be relocated. The most pressing problem is the lack of proper toilets for the large number of children, improper sanitation
Proper sanitation is critical to be in compliance with regulations as a children's home with 2 schools. Currently 145 children are using a single 3-hole latrine, and the boys are able to take basin baths only in their dormitory. No septic invites disease and pollutes the environment, also contaminating our farm and inviting mosquitos and flies. We cannot take in more children from our waiting list of over 40 until the situation is rectified, leaving many endangered orphans to fend for themselves