Bulunda Primary School is located in Mpigi, Uganda, along the shores of Lake Victoria. There are 721 students and 17 teachers and staff totaling 738 people in need of safe toilets and handwashing.
Students and teachers suffer daily trying to find a safe space to 'go'. This has caused absence and health issues both from youth and teachers which affect education, poverty and female health needs. There are no handwashing facilities and because they have been so desperate for space, they created a barrier with leaves and poles behind a latrine for children to urinate. This is not clean or safe, especially as many children lack shoes and disease can and does spread easily.
Our implementing partner, Drink Local Drink Tap, will construct two new, safe, secure, VIP (ventilated improved pit) latrine blocks for boys and girls while also keeping in mind disabled users. A third block will be constructed for teachers, adults and visitors. All facilities will have permanent handwashing facilities and water, hygiene and sanitation training will be led in all classrooms. Note, a 'block' contains 5 rooms/toilets, the girls will have a 'washroom' and the boys will have a urinal.
Bulunda Primary already has a borehole well that provides sufficient safe water.
H2O for Life is not a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project implementer. We have partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implementing WASH in Schools projects around the world. Our NGO partners match funds needed for each school project. We also have a generous donor that provides us with an interest-free loan that, along with matching funds, allows for many projects to be started or possibly even completed before total funds have been raised. In rare situations we reserve the right to reallocate funds to alternate project(s).
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