SIHAS plans to build rain water harvesting tanks for 20 primary schools in Kanungu district, serving over 40,000 pupils that are located in places with the lowest access to safe drinking water for school going children. This venture will in addition incorporate personal hygiene and sanitation education for pupils and age appropriate Sexual Adolescent Reproductive Health Rights information in these 20 primary schools.
47.8% of households in Uganda (Kanungu) access water points up to 5Kms - thus poor hygiene & sanitation, with 90% of girls involved. Also 25% of teenage girls become pregnant every year, thus a cycle of poor reproductive Health due to lack of access to information. These results in reduced school attendance, poor performance, and school dropout. This project will address access to safe water, personal hygiene & sanitation, and Adolescent Reproductive Health information access for 40,000 pupils.
Building rain water harvesting tanks will increase access to safe drinking water, reduce on water borne disease and improve pupil personal hygiene and sanitation especially for the girl child. By providing pupils with age appropriate sexual reproductive health rights information, will boost life skills and leads to reduction in teenage pregnancy. Ultimately, school attendance and performance will improve and reduce girl child school dropout due to hygiene & sanitation issues such as menstruation
This project will build 20 water tanks, provide information on personal hygiene and sanitation including Adolescent Sexual reproductive Health Rights for over 40,000 pupils. This will result in access to safe drinking water, improved life skills, reduced teenage pregnancies and school drop outs. The pupil peer resource persons will be drivers of change within their respective communities. Overall, this project will have a positive lifelong impact on socioeconomic transformation of communities