Health, Sanitation and Food Security Project

$8,679 $21,321
Raised Remaining
Jul 11, 2012

Starting Ecological Sanitation in Schools

Ecosan solution in a school in Mindanao
Ecosan solution in a school in Mindanao

This month we are starting to promote ecological sanitation in very poor elementary schools here in Mindanao, the Philippines. This is so because we found out that there are schools were sanitation is very poor and pupils defecate just anywhere in the school-ground. This creates a situation where their health conditions is compromised with the spread of diseases and worm infestation especially Ascaris which is difficult to eradicate.

We model our dry or ecosan sanitation solution in areas where there is no toilet facilities because of lack of water and thus the pour-plush water toilet is not effective anymore. If we succeed in this one, we will cover more schools with our initiative. Then we will integrate vegetable gardening activities in the schools we cover. Our sanitation solution is very cheap and very appropriate as well as culturally accepted in our areas.

Thank you.


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Cora Sayre

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Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental Philippines

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