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Toilets and Drinking Water for 398 School Children

by Sierra Leone Children's Funds

Summary

In 2015, two of our rural primary schools had no toilet on the school ground. School children had to go the bushes to use the toilet. Unable to raise enough to build new pit latrines, we repaired the old one while we were waiting for grants. Recently, the latrine collapsed due to heavy rain; leaving over 200 school children without any toilet again. Now, our fear is the likelihood of the other school's latrine to collapse very soon.
$5,000.00
total goal
$4,305.00
remaining
14
days

Challenge

Due to poor sanitation during school hours, we see increasing case of waterborne disease like vomiting and diarrhea there is a desperate need to rebuild improved toilets facilities especially for school girls. Because the school lacks the financial support to repair the toilets the children are currently selling cookies to help our mission.

Solution

Our project focuses on improving of health for school boys and girls in 2 rural villages. The spread of communal disease from contaminated water and lack of proper toilet facility continue to be a huge obstacle. We have contacted another community based organization that can help us rebuild multiply toilet stalls and install mechanic water well. However, we need your financial support to meet our half of the deal.

Long-Term Impact

The long term objective is to decrease communal disease and improve school attendance outcome. We plan to teach the children the importance of hand washing after using the toilet, how to capture rain water and ways to purify drinking water.

Resources

http:/​/​www.sierraleonechildren.org

Organization Information

Sierra Leone Children's Funds

Location: Primos Secane, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.sierraleonechildren.org
Project Leader:
Al saccoh
Primos Secane, PA United States
March 2017 Accelerator
Donations: $695 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 17 (40 needed)
 
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