OWF IS TRANSFORMING SANITARY FACILITIES IN TANZANIAN SCHOOLS
In addition to educating children, schools also have to provide cozy, safe and clean environment for students during school hours. They have to be provided with good examples and hygienic conditions so they can learn how to stay healthy and look after themselves. Therefore, OWF has funded the construction of a gender-sensitive sanitary facilities at Kasindaga Primary school in Muleba district, Tanzania so students would be able to use restrooms without that are safe for their health.
OWF has partnered with Action for Ngono Basin Reforestation (ACTNGONO) to ensure that 10 units of sanitary facilities will be constructed, 5 for girls and 5 for boys. At least 520 students and 10 teachers at Kasindaga school will benefit from their new restrooms. We believe that by the construction of hygienic sanitary facilities, we will reduce the outbreak of diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery and typhoid among the children. Various workshops related to health and hygiene issues will be carried out to ensure that children and school staff know how to reduce the risks of contracting water and sanitation related diseases. Awareness programes will involve the whole community and our partners from ACTNGONO will conduct regular maintenance of the new facilities.
We will share photos of the new facilities once they are ready to be used by the students and their teachers.