AZAE Togo plans to build a sanitary facility for a middle school in the village of Tchamba, Togo. This project will contribute to the access of clean water and improve the children's everyday school experiences.
Sanitation and access to clean water is a major issue in Tchamba,Togo. Children are going to school in unfavorable and unhygienic conditions. This is a big risk factor in the spread of diseases as well as the learning conditions. According to a program called Support My School, studies have shown that schools lacking "basic amenities like Toilets, Access to Water and Basic Infrastructure create[s] an unwelcome environment in schools, which leads to higher rate of absenteeism, finally dropout.
We are always trying to find ways to bring sustainable development to the community and have realized that having this sanitary facility built, there will be significantly lower risk for the spread of diseases and the children will see a significant improvement in their learning conditions at school. We have identified 5 points that will see an improvement: effectiveness of learning, enrollment of girls, less diseases, clean environment and implementation of children's rights.
We believe that having this facility in place will benefit the children in several ways. They will feel healthier in general which will make them able to excel in the classroom. We believe that building this facility will benefit the local community in the long-run as this is something that does not exist already. We are expecting to see better academic performances as well as healthier and happier children.