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New toilets at a primary school in rural Kenya.

by African Promise
New toilets at a primary school in rural Kenya.
New toilets at a primary school in rural Kenya.
New toilets at a primary school in rural Kenya.
New toilets at a primary school in rural Kenya.
New toilets at a primary school in rural Kenya.
New toilets at a primary school in rural Kenya.
New toilets at a primary school in rural Kenya.
New toilets at a primary school in rural Kenya.

Summary

It is estimated that over 620 million children worldwide, many of them in sub-Saharan Africa, do not have access to basic sanitation services in school. We are investing in brand new sanitation facilities at Kisimenyi Primary School which will include VIP latrines and urinals, a girls' washroom and, for the first time at the school, proper hand-washing facilities.

$6,161
total goal
$5,925
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
12
days

Challenge

Kisimenyi Primary is not currently able to provide basic WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) services to its pupils. The current toilet facilities are coming towards the end of their usable life and are no longer fit for purpose. Additionally, there is lack of an appropriate space where adolescent girls can manage their periods safely, in privacy and with dignity, which research shows can discourage them from attending school and from completing their education.

Solution

The new facilities will include dedicated Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines for both girls' and boys'. Both facilities will be partitioned for upper and lower primary pupils and the boys' block will include two urinal spaces and the girls' block a small washroom space with running water. Adjacent to the toilets will be a unisex handwashing facility.

Long-Term Impact

There is a well-founded link between the availability, accessibility and standard of toilets in schools and the health and well-being of children. Indeed, global education for all strategies highlight how WASH projects in schools improve access to education and learning outcomes, particularly for girls, by providing a safe, inclusive and equitable learning environment for all.

Resources

http:/​/​www.africanpromise.org.uk/​

Organization Information

African Promise

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Project Leader:
Charles Coldman
London, London United Kingdom
$236 raised of $6,161 goal
 
13 donations
$5,925 to go
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