Mbaale Primary School - Latrine Project

Uganda 460 beneficiaries

Project Complete!

 Watch a video from 8-year-old student, Aaron, as he talks about their latrines.

Mbaale Primary School is in desperate need of clean water and sanitation. Students and teachers (460+ people) do not have any safe latrines (toilets) to ‘relieve’ themselves. This forces children to go to the bush or, to not come to school at all. A very passionate headteacher, along with parents, have tried to construct a temporary latrine, but it is collapsing and very dangerous. This is an urgent safety and health concern and the school will be shut down soon if a solution is not found.
Project Proposal: Build one latrine block for girls and one for boys.

Once the sanitation project is complete, our implementing partner, Drink Local Drink Tap, plans to bring access to clean water. Currently, two ‘water sources’ have been compromised. One, 1km away was taken by a factory and another is an open dam 6km (roundtrip) away that is shared with animals and many other villagers- students are not given permission or priority to fetch water. Both sources have major safety concerns such as water quality, drowning, accidents and attacks on young girls. Students spend almost two hours each day, missing class, to collect dirty water. 

Project Sponsors

Forsyth School

St. Louis, MO

H2O for Life

White Bear Lake, MN

King of Grace Lutheran School

Golden Valley, MN
February 17, 2022

New latrines open for business!

Mbaale Primary School was in desperate need of a sanitation intervention. Students and teachers (460+ people) did not have any safe latrines to ‘relieve’ themselves. This forced the children to...

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