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Kathungu latrine project complete

Posted by Steve Hall on July 16

Kathungu Primary School is a public day and boarding School which is found in Makueni County of the Republic of Kenya. This school was started in 1974 with grass thatched classrooms. Today there are 247 boys and 242 girls. The school has 10 streams which are managed by the 16 teachers with leadership from Mr. Richard Musau the head teacher and his deputy Mr. Wambua Mutisya. The school performs very well both academically and in sports.

BEFORE:
The school management committee identified that the school does not have enough toilets for the boys. The 247 boys usually queue to share the two blocks of latrines. The worst part is that these latrines are almost full and about to collapse making them very dangerous.

AFTER:
This proposal was to construct a 12 unit Ventilated Pit Latrine for the 247 boys. Our implementing partner constructed the latrines with the recommended standards and used quality materials. The school management will continuously play an important role in ensuring that the facility is well maintained. They will also collaborate with the Ministry of Health to train the pupils on the importance of safe water, sanitation and also hygiene education. The facility was constructed in a way that once it is full, it can be extracted for continued use.

Thanks to The Haverford School in Haverford, PA for supporting this important work!

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