New Latrines Help Rwandan Girls Avoid Rape in School
By Gillian Porcella - Global Program Associate
Help us fund our next social project in Rwanda and save 635 girls from rape in a rural primary school's unisex latrine.
Issue: In most primary and secondary schools, there are only unisex latrines. Not only are many girls embarrassed to use the toilet due to insufficient privacy and sanitation, but many are also targets for sexual assault. As a result, girls suffer from poor academic performance and high drop-out rates.
Solution: This 35 member team, Think About the Young Girls, in rural Byimana will build separate sanitation facilities for girls and educate the community about girl's biological needs.
Impact: Once the separate sanitation facilities are built, 635 girls in the Byimana primary school will no longer be targets for sexual assault while going to the bathroom, nor will they be too embarrassed to go to school once they begin menstruation.
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