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High School Graduates
Win University Scholarships

Congratulations to fourteen
sponsored students who
graduated high school
with honors this year.

Thirteen standouts captured
full university scholarships!

Hurray for them - and hurray
for their sponsors, who gave
a child opportunity to learn.

Thank you, sponsors!

 

Kids Win the Gold
Olympic Challenge: BOOKS! 

1,725 books will be a permanent
resource at 23 Kendu Bay
primary schools.

Barriers collapse - 11,500 children
now have tools to learn to read.

That makes us all winners! 

Water

WHAT WE DO
We improve hygiene and sanitation by working with local communities at 23 partner schools in Nyakongo zone to construct gender-sensitive latrines and hand washing facilities.  Access to secure and private latrines improves girls' school attendance, health and promotes self-esteem.


THE SITUATION
Lack of privacy from poor latrine facilities discourages girls' school attendance.  Shared facilities and broken doors fail to protect a girl's privacy.  To avoid humiliation, adolescent girls avoid coming to school during their monthly menses. 


HELP GIRLS & THEIR SCHOOLS                                                                                                   

Old latrines   Warao Primary school has only one door for girls.  At Ngeta Primary, both boys and girls must share the few available doors after the boys' latrine collapsed. 

                                 New latrine at Kital Primary School

Kital



WHERE HELP IS NEEDED:

CONSTRUCTION OF GIRLS' LATRINES
Target schools: 5 remaining primary schools in our zone
Student population served: 1,300 girls
Goal: $1,500/school

REPAIR or INSTALL HAND-WASHING SYSTEMS
School population served: 11,500 students and teachers at 23 primary schools
Goal: $150/school

HOW KSHP WATER & SANITATION PROGRAM WORKS
The construction of clean, safe latrines for girls furthers our goal to elevate educational standards at local primary schools and specifically to address barriers that affect girls. School communities seeking project benefits submit application and sign a Partnership Agreement contribution of funds, labor and/or materials.

BY THE NUMBERS
4,500 girls at 18 primary schools in the zone now benefit from NEW hygienic latrines.
2010 - constructed new girls latrines at Manyuwanda, Pier-Got, Ongalo, Kogembo and Otok Primary schools
2011 - new latrines built at Bongia, Kital, Awach, Migingo, Achuth and Warao Primary schools
2012 - new latrines built at Alego, Kibugu, Yala and Ngeta Primary schools
2013 - new latrines built at Rongo Nyagowa, Lieta, and Omuga Primary schools                                                              

OUR 2014 GOALS
To build girls latrines at the remaining 5 partner schools: Simbi, Nyakech, Mango, Kimira, and Warao Primary schools
To repair or install hand-washing systems at all partner schools.

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