Kapululuka Primary School is in a rural area outside of Lilongwe, Malawi and currently has NO clean water source. The school has an enrollment of 799 students and only 7 teachers. Surrounding the school is an estimated population of 3,995 people.
Students access water from the unprotected shallow well from a nearby house, and water borne diseases are prevalent amongst students and teachers. The condition of sanitary facilities at the school is poor and unsatisfactory, there are no hand washing stations, and many students are still using the bush when nature calls. This exacerbates the issue and further contributes to the spread of water-related diseases. Because of the schools high enrollment, the need for clean water and sanitary facilities cannot be over emphasized.
Our implementing partner, Freshwater Project International, plans to drill a fresh water borehole at the school, and provide two blocks of latrines (with locking doors) and two blocks of urinals. One of the girls latrines will have a menstrual hygiene management station. All of the sanitation facilities will have hand washing stations adjacent, and more hand washing stations will be located close to the classrooms. Students will also receive hygiene and hand washing training and menstrual hygiene management training (for girls). Additionally, students receive a supply of Procter & Gamble Purifier of Water packets for students to use to purify water in their homes.