A partnership to facilitate putting up 200 four doors disability friendly Ventilated Improved Pit ( VIP) latrines for disposal of fecal matter, acquiring and installing of 200 (10,000 litre) water tanks for storing roof catchment rain water for drinking and hand washing and conducting primary health campaigns to strengthen capacities of 100,000 ECDECs fraternities and neighboring families on disease prevention.
Over 60% of Early Childhood Development Education Centers (ECDECs) in Homa Bay County of Kenya lack adequate or appropriate fecal matter disposal and clean & safe water that children can drink and wash their hands after going through calls.Thus ECDECs children defecate anyhow in school compounds, thereby exposing, not only them to the risk of contracting cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid and worm infestations, but triggering outbreak of epidemics in the entire area.
This initiative will directly avail safe and hygienic fecal matter disposal facilities and water to 100,000 young pupils under the age of 7 years. Additional 260,000 larger fraternities including older pupils, teachers and parents of the targeted schools will also benefit from reduced incidences of Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) diseases.
At least 100,000 targeted pupils will observe basic hygiene including hygienic wastes disposal, drinking clean water and hand cleaning for reduced incidences of WATSAN diseases in Homa Bay county.