Improving WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene) facilities, including toilets, washrooms, rainwater harvesting and hand-washing stations, in primary schools in rural Kenya to ensure they can meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of decent sanitation and water for all.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1122285)
Safe, clean and age-appropriate sanitation facilities are a basic human right for anyone but it is estimated that over 620 million children worldwide do not have access to basic sanitation services in school – the majority in sub-Saharan Africa. For many, this is combined with a lack of access to clean water for drinking and washing hands. For children, but girls especially, a lack of decent hygiene facilities discourages them from attending school and from completing their education.
A key focus of our work is to invest in WASH facilities to ensure that all our partner schools are equipped with sufficient, high-quality toilets and can provide basic water, sanitation and hygiene services. We construct Ventilated Improved Pit-Latrine (VIP) style toilets which include separate facilities for girls and boys and for different age groups and staff, and hand-washing facilities. We also install high-capacity rainwater harvesting systems.
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