Health  Uganda Project #32750

Girl-Friendly Latrine to Boost School Attendance

by Share Child Opportunity Eastern and Northen Uganda (SCOEN) Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


SCOEN has constructed about 4 Girl friendly latrines so far, our goal of the project is to ensure Girls primary schools will not have to miss school simply because they are menstruating. The project aims to install sanitary facilities to more 5 public primary schools in Soroti that already identified and are doing badly. 5 VIP Latrines, well-furnished with a hygiene room & hand washing. With your donation, we will enable girls to manage their periods and improve girl's education.

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At school, girls are faced with poor facilities -inadequate water for washing, lack of soap, no privacy and non-functioning or insufficient toilets. This reduces school attendance and often leads to girls dropping out of school during their menstrual periods. Adolescent girls are often absent from school due, in part, to inadequate water, sanitation facilities. At all times, girls need facilities that provide privacy, security to avoid risk of harassment.


The project aim is to construct 5 latrines of 5 stances each with wash rooms/changing room and to provide reliable clean washing water for girls of menstruating age in 5 schools identified in the Soroti district. Also, to reduce the high pupil to latrines ratio and provide a separate girls' pit-latrine with washing facilities and clean water in the 5 schools, this will ensure school attendance of girls during menstruation and increase the number of girls with qualifications.

Long-Term Impact

By the end of the project this public schools shall serve as role models in providing girls' sanitation facilities and capacity building for 2000 rural young but sexually maturing girls. Menstrual management, drop-outs for girls are expected to reduce considerably. 5 girl-friendly latrines constructed in 5 schools with washing facilities and clean water will ensure school attendance of girls during menstruation and increase the number of girls with qualifications.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Girl-Friendly Latrine; Girl School Attendance
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Organization Information

Share Child Opportunity Eastern and Northen Uganda (SCOEN)

Location: Soroti, Eastern Uganda - Uganda
Website: https:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lucas Haron Akol
Fundraising/Partner Relations Officer
Soroti, Eastern Uganda Uganda

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