Chiwale Primary School (year 1)

Mozambique 460 beneficiaries Tete Province

Project Complete!

Chiwale Primary School is located in the village of Chiwale in Tete Province, Mozambique, which is in the southeastern part of Africa. Chiwale is on the road to Angonia and is about 30-35 km from the Zobue border. This part of Mozambique is far from any major cities and is very rural, with the primary occupation being subsistence farming.
The school has three classrooms, a population of 453 students from grades 1-7 and 9 teachers. There are currently two failing latrines built out of straw, one for the boys and one for the girls. The teachers live in makeshift houses and use the same latrines as the students. The school desperately needs proper toilet blocks for better sanitation. 
There is no well near the school. The students get water from a nearby river that sometimes dries up during the dry season. When that happens, they dig shallow wells in the dry river beds for water that is dirty and contaminated by animals.
The project proposal includes putting in a deep bore hole well, a toilet block and implementing a hygiene education program. Hygiene education is essential for the well-being of the children and will be facilitated by Sebber Banda, a public health nurse. She will use skits to augment her teaching.