Malama Primary School has a total enrollment of 1,023 students (453 boys, 570 girls) with only 15 teachers. A functioning water point was recently installed, however, the sanitation component is severely lacking.
There are several poorly-constructed, temporary structures with non-functioning and unsanitary pit latrines. The pits are not lined and were constructed using mud as mortar so they are not sound structures. The students have no handwashing stations or soap which contributes to high instances of water-related diseases. Many of the students use the restroom in the bush.
Our implementing partner, Freshwater Project International, will construct two 4-stance latrines and four handwashing stations with soap dispensers. Students will also receive hygiene and handwashing training.
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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