A proven measure to curb the spread of Covid-19 is to wash your hands with soap and water - but what do you do if you don't have soap? Just a Drop has previously provided Buwambo Primary School in Uganda with safe water and hygiene education, but now they need a sustainable supply of soap. Help Just a Drop implement a soap-making programme and help 900 children stay healthy by washing their hands! The programme will also help the school prosper, generating income by selling the excess soap.
Just a Drop previously installed a rainwater harvesting tank, latrines, BioSand Filters for water purification, and completed comprehensive hygiene training at the school, vastly improving the quality of life for children. Due to its success and reputation with the local communities, the school is quickly expanding. To keep the children healthy & uphold high hygiene standards of this growing school, particularly in a Covid-19 era, we would like to implement a sustainable soap-making programme.
Just a Drop will provide all the materials and training necessary to ensure the community are thoroughly trained how to make high quality soap, using locally sourced readily available materials, for use throughout their school. Initially, 400 litres of soap will be produced, which would be used throughout Buwambo Primary School. The school will also sell the excess soap for a profit to the local community, and therefore purchase more soap-making materials, ensuring sustainability of the project
As the school will be able to uphold high hygiene standards through school cleanliness and soap for handwashing stations, it will enable long-term health improvements in the children and a decrease in sanitation-related illnesses. The local community will also benefit through increased access to affordable, high quality soap, promoting the importance of handwashing with soap for good health and disease prevention in the short and long-term.