Five years ago in Naggalama Village in the Mukono District there was a high number of children with disabilities who were not receiving an education like their peers. Local parents from the village came together and established an inclusive school for both children with and without disabilities. Golden Star Primary School now has 305 pupils, of which 25 have disabilities.
The school currently has 4 old pit latrines, which have a poor waste disposal system and are inaccessible to pupils with disabilities, especially wheelchair users and the blind. Wheelchair users have to crawl down in order to reach the latrine openings and they end up touching the filthy floor. Dirty and inaccessible toilets has led to a 70% dropout rate and also a high rate of water borne disease among pupils at this school.
This project will provide new accessible latrines and handwashing facilities for all the pupils along with the implementation of a hygiene education program in the classroom. Pupils with and without disabilities will be in position to acquire a quality education.
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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