WASH Intervention

June 13, 2022
Escuela Luis Daniel Fonseca is located in the Community of El Canton, in the Municipality of Danli in El Paraiso. 

The school has piped water, but it’s untreated and not safe to drink. There is only one latrine which is in terrible condition and the children have no place to wash their hands. Edy Dinora Figueroa began teaching there in August of 2019. She explains that she is trying to recover the enrollment as last year it dropped to only 13 students. Many students left for another school much further away due to the poor water and sanitation conditions. She says that a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene education) intervention will motivate the parents to allow their children to once again attend their community school.  

The project at Escuela Luis Daniel Fonseca will provide the school with sustainable access to clean water and sanitation. The teachers have received training and mentoring on how to integrate WASH into the school curriculum. Students have received hygiene training as well as menstrual hygiene management training. The school now has a bio-sand filter, gender-specific latrines, and a handwashing station. Our implementing partner, Pure Water for the World, will also monitor this community, at regular intervals, to measure the impact and support the program’s long-term sustainability.

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