Malama Primary School, in a rural area outside of Lilongwe, Malawi, has over 1,000 students, but only a few, temporary pit latrines in very poor sanitary condition, and no hand washing facilities, contributing to high instances of water-related diseases. Many of the students use the restroom in the bush.
Our implementing partner, Freshwater Project International plans to provide two blocks of latrines (with locking doors) and two blocks of urinals. 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. Additionally, students receive a supply of Procter & Gamble Purifier of Water packets for students to use to purify water in their homes.