Categories:
    Income
  • Education
    Health and Sanitation
  • Toilets
  • Hygiene
Status:
Ongoing
Expected Completion On:
Nov 2019
Start Date:
May 2019
Cost:
$62.540.00

Construction of Bathrooms with Flush Toilets and Washing Sink at Gajal Primary School

Diseases are easily spread by hands cleaned with sand or wiped on the grass.

At Gajal Primary School, toilets are dry holes in the ground. Children clean themselves with sand or by wiping their hands on the grass, and they spread diseases when they return to class. Today, Gajal is the second largest school in Ayalagaya with close to 800 students. They share the two stall in the picture.
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In partnership with Mary’s Mercy Foundation, Karimu will construct new bathrooms for the children, teachers and school staff.

The project encompasses:

  • Construction of children’s bathrooms with flush toilets (including stalls for disabled kids) and faucets for cleaning

  • Construction of teachers’ bathrooms with flush toilets with faucets for cleaning so adults and children are not sharing the same bathrooms.

  • Septic tank to keep the environment clean

  • Construction of large sink with several faucets for hand-washing

The project encompasses:

  • Construction of girls’ bathrooms with
    20 stalls with flush toilets, including stalls for disabled kids
    3 faucets for hand washing
    mirrors
    private, outside area to wash and dry clothes
    flexible water hose for personal hygiene in some of the stalls
    private room with access to menstrual pads, toilet, and shower
    Incinerator

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  • Construction of boys’ bathrooms with
    14 stalls with flush toilets, including stalls for disabled kids
    10 urinals
    3 faucets for hand washing
    mirrors

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  • Construction of teachers’ bathroom (so adults and children are not sharing the same bathroom) with separate sections for female and male teachers - each section with sink for handwashing, mirrors, and 2 stalls with flush toilets and faucets for hand washing

  • Septic tank to keep the environment clean

  • Construction of large sink with 16 faucets for hand-washing

Cost:

  • Construction of children’s bathrooms: estimated cost $53,791.00

  • Construction of teachers’ bathrooms: estimated cost $6,805.00

  • Construction of large sink: estimated cost $1,944.00

Expected benefits:

  • Reduction of disease and increase of menstrual hygiene

  • Higher school attendance and enrollment

  • Improved performance on national exam

  • Increase of school retention rate for girls

  • Empowerment of girls