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. 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 during their menses. 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, thus missing up to one week per month.
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
WHERE HELP IS NEEDED:
CONSTRUCTION OF GIRLS' LATRINES
Target schools: 2 remaining primary schools in our zone
Student population served: 520 girls
HOW KSHP WATER & SANITATION PROGRAM WORKS
The construction of clean, gender-sebnsitive 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
5,400 girls at 21 primary schools now benefit from NEW hygienic latrines.
2010 - constructed new girls latrines at Manyuwanda, Pier-Got, Ongalo, Kogembo and Otok Primary schools
2011 - new latrines at Bongia, Kital, Awach, Migingo, Achuth and Warao Primary schools
2012 - new latrines at Alego, Kibugu and Ngeta Primary schools
2013 - new latrines at Rongo Nyagowa, Lieta, and Omuga Primary schools
2015 - new latrines at Osika and Kimira Primary schools
2016 - new latrines at Mango and Simbi Primary schools
OUR 2017 GOAL
To build girls latrines at the remaining 2 partner schools: Nyakach and Yala Primary schools