African Revival

Girls and Sanitation - Zambia

Supporting girls at 16 rural community schools in Southern Zambia through pad provision, training and construction.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1108718)

Campaign target

£19,652

Amount raised

£19,652

Donations

55

Championed by The Coles-Medlock Foundation

Situation

A lack of sanitation support for girls at rural schools means they miss school every month, falling behind their male counterparts. Worse performance at a primary school age means less girls can get into secondary school, drastically impacting their future life earnings.

Solution

We will work with 16 rural schools - proving reusable pads, speaking to boys, girls, teachers about menstrual hygiene and puberty. We will also ensure a good school environment through provision of permanent handwashing facilities at 4 schools and three blocks of latrines for boys, girls and staff at 1 school. Our girls latrines will have an extra stance for changing, and a wall for privacy so that girls feel well supported at school.