Project

Golden Star Primary School

Uganda 305 beneficiaries Mukono District

Project Complete!

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.

Project Sponsors

February 3, 2020

Golden Star project complete

Our implementing partner's, Youth with Physical Disability Development Forum, goal was to construct a new toilet block at Golden Star Primary School (Naggalama Village, Uganda) that is accessible with adaptations...

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