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.
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
"Warao Primary school has only one door for girls. And at Ngeta Primary, both boys and girls are forced to share the few available doors after the boys' latrine collapsed.
New latrine at Kital Primary School
"The school community of Kital was one of the most supportive. This school has been poorly performing and now they see greater hopes, as our development approach has managed to bring different elements of the community together to work for the common good."
Help build GIRLS LATRINES at 5 partner schools
Goal: $1,500 per school
Help to REPAIR or INSTALL WATER CATCHMENT SYSTEMS
HOW KSHP WATER & SANITATION PROGRAM WORKS
BY THE NUMBERS
In three years, new latrines have been constructed at 65% of primary schools in the zone.
2010 - constructed 5 new girls latrines at partner schools: Manyuwanda, Pier-Got, Ongalo, Kogembo and Otok Primary schools
2011 - constructed 6 new girls latrines in 2nd group of partner schools: Bongia, Kital, Awach, Migingo, Achuth and Warao
REPORT CARD FROM KENDU BAY
"Awach school community supervised the project everyday to ensure proper work was done and urged the workers to meet the deadline. They provided water and meals to the workers at all times. The community [poorest in the zone] contributed in kind and through physical involvement as opposed to monetary contribution."
OUR 2013 GOALS
- To build girls latrines at 5 new partner schools.
- To repair or install rain catchment systems at all partner schools.