Clean Water, New Toilets, New Hand-washing stations and Hygiene Training. Gidagadi Secondary School just opened three years ago in the end of 2014. It opened for the same reason many secondary schools do; students from the primary school needed a place to continue their education. It currently has an enrollment of 90 students who are taught by five teachers. The school also employs two support staff.Students arrive as early as 6:30am to clean their classrooms and pick up the school grounds. Study hall begins at 7:30am and is followed by normal classes before lunch. The school cook prepare a mixture of beans and maize so that students don’t have to walk all the way back home.There are afternoon classes and then an hour of sports and games until students are released at 5pm.
Located in Uganda’s Central region in Wakiso district, Gombe Community Polytechnic School is home to a borehole well that currently provides drinking water to 500 people.
Somewhere in Uganda, in a district called Gomba, is a school called Happy Blessed Primary School. This school has 430 pupils - 240 of whom are girls and 190 who are boys. The host villages surrounding this school have about 2,000 people.
El Porvenir’s (our implementing partner) vision is of “healthy, educated Nicaraguans achieving a better quality of life for themselves through an integrated approach to accessing clean and plentiful water.” We do this by helping to improve the standard of living of rural Nicaraguans through water, sanitation, health education, and watershed management projects.
The Iguli Girls School is located around 60km from Lira on the eastern side of the Dokolo district on the way to Busia. The school is an all-girls school which first opened its doors in 2014 with just 56 students in the grades senior one and two. Since then, the school has grown to its current student enrollment of 380 pupils, 23 teachers and 9 support staff.
Ikoli Primary School was established in 2013 by the county. Enrollment that first year was 46 pupils across four grades. It has since grown into a full school from grades one to eight. Early Childhood Development classes are also held in the adjacent church building. Now, there are 559 students taught by 14 teachers. There isn’t much more room to grow on the school’s one-acre plot of land. The teachers do not have a staff room, and so they sit on the verandah of the classroom building.Ikoli is a peaceful village with lots of trees, located about one hour away from our office.Students start arriving from 6:30am to 8, immediately starting on cleaning the compound, sweeping classrooms and doing homework. Normal learning begins at 8:20am and go until lunch at 12:40pm. Classes begin back up at 2pm. Students have this long lunch window because most have to return home to find something to eat. There are games and club meetings at 3:10 before students are dismissed. Some students are always scheduled to go out and draw water from a spring and bring it back to school for storage. This water is stored overnight and used the following day.
The proposed project will be an integrated effort on improving health and nutrition awareness among children. Availability of safe drinking water and regular check-ups to monitor the health of the students. This school has already received water and sanitation facilities with the support of H2O for Life.
Kalonga Community Day School, in a rural area outside of Lilongwe, Malawi, has over 240 students, but NO water source and poor sanitary facilities, contributing to high instances of water-related diseases.
Project Proposal: New latrines and handwashing station.