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
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: 5 remaining primary schools in our zone
Student population served: 1,300 girls
REPAIR or INSTALL HAND-WASHING SYSTEMS
School population served: 11,500 students and teachers at 23 primary schools
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.