This project aims to improve education provision at Sikalele Community School (Zambia) by improving sanitation infrastructure and the teaching/learning environment. Activities will include building latrines and hand-washing facilities as well as providing essential teaching and learning materials.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1108718)
There are 405 pupils at Sikalele, with just 6 latrines for pupils (68 pupils to each latrine) and no hand washing facilities on site. The school desperately needs adequate and hygienic sanitary facilities, not just for health and safety, but also to encourage girls to come to school even when on their period. Sikalele is also severely lacking in quality teaching and learning materials (it currently has just 20 up-to-date textbooks), which is having a severe impact on academic attainment.
Building latrines and and hand-washing facilities will improve the pupil-latrine ratio and ensure adequate and hygienic sanitary facilities, decreasing current health risks to children from disease, and helping to keep girls in school. Providing teaching and learning materials will greatly enhance the teaching/learning environment, making lessons more effective and engaging, which will ultimately improve academic achievement of pupils across the school.
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