Mselera Primary School currently has NO clean water source. The school has an enrollment of 850 students and only 13 teachers.
Students walk a long distance to access safe drinking water at a nearby community borehole and must wait in long queues for their turn to access water. This takes precious time away from class and impacts their education. The condition of sanitary facilities at the school is poor and unsatisfactory, there are no hand washing stations, and because of lack of adequate sanitary facilities, many students are still using the restroom in the bush. This 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.
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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