Livingstone Tanzania Trust

Improving the girls' toilets at Komoto School

WOW! Thanks to an overwhelming response from our amazing supporters we’ve already reached our Stage 1 target and used up our match funding. But PLEASE keep donating - if we can raise another £2,000 we can finish Stage 2 of the project by renovating every single cubicle in the block. Thank you!

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119512)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,625

Donations

29

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Situation

290 girls at Komoto Secondary School are going to the toilet in shocking conditions. There’s no water in the toilets so the girls have to walk to the tap to collect it. There’s no privacy – everyone in the surrounding classrooms can see which toilet you are going into and everyone knows which one is the “period” toilet (it’s the one with a big bucket for sanitary products). And there’s nowhere to wash your hands. Girls risk embarrassment and ill health, which affects attendance.

Solution

Komoto School have asked us to partner with them to improve the toilets. The community has already done their part by repairing the damaged sewage chambers. Using local builders, we’ll construct a new privacy wall, so the cubicle doors are shielded from outside view. We’ll add a new cubicle specifically for menstrual hygiene management with an incinerator for hygienic disposal. We’ll also ensure access to water within the toilets, provide handwashing facilities and basic cleaning equipment.

  • Our girls are very good academically but sometimes girls fail because of poor toilet facilities. Sometimes a girl can come to the toilet, she will open the door and look inside and then decide not to use the toilet at all.

    — Teacher, Komoto School

  • I want girls to feel good and happy and I will love the improved toilets and I love those who are helping us to achieve. If there is improvement of the toilets it will help us to achieve high academic performance .

    — Christina, 16

  • With improved toilets girls will feel happy and they will feel comfortable with the toilets we have at Komoto. Girls will come to school every day.

    — Elisabeta, 16

  • With improved toilets girls will feel happy and they will feel comfortable with the toilets we have at Komoto. Girls will come to school every day.

    — Elisabeta, 16

  • Our girls are very good academically but sometimes girls fail because of poor toilet facilities. Sometimes a girl can come to the toilet, she will open the door and look inside and then decide not to use the toilet at all.

    — Teacher, Komoto School

  • I want girls to feel good and happy and I will love the improved toilets and I love those who are helping us to achieve. If there is improvement of the toilets it will help us to achieve high academic performance .

    — Christina, 16