Girl-Friendly Latrine to Boost School girl child Attendance
Overriding goal of the project is to ensure Girls from 10 schools in Soroti District, Uganda will not have to miss school simply because they are menstruating. The project aims to install sanitary facilities by construction of 5 VIP Latrines, each with a water tank (rain harvest), well-furnished changing room for girls, and provision of hand washing facilities to support vulnerable girls. With your donation, we will enable girls to manage their periods and improve girl's education. Share Child Opportunity Eastern and Northern Uganda (SCOEN) will implement the project and SCOEN requires $ 42,000 for 10 complete girl friendly latrines
- Roof: $434
- Floor: $366
- Walls: $50
- Shutters and Doors: $100
- Plaster for walls: $135
- Paint: $172
- Clean Water System: $180
- Outdoor Sign: $40
- Building Materials: $1,894
- Labor Costs: $240
- Water Catchment System: $589
Total: $4,200 (One 5 stances girl friendly latrine)
As school is the place where pupils spend most of their time during day light, facilities like toilet, safe sanitation, drinking water, playground etc. should be ensured in the school compound.
In a district council planning meeting the 10 schools were identified among badly doing schools in need of WASH facilities especially girl child friendly facilities.
Due to lack of resources, these schools do not have adequate toilet facilities to serve the pupils studying in school. Where toilet facility is limited, pupils are forced to wait in long lines outside the toilet, which creates a constant disruption in the class and a less-focused learning environment. Due to limited facility and the need for excessive use and sharing of the same latrine(s) by many pupils, a need arises. Furthermore, pupils need to wander out into the bush/open field to relieve themselves.
WASH being SCOEN’s programmatic area whereby we work to ensure children and their communities have access to clean water and sanitary facilities integrated into the health, education and livelihood sectors. SCOEN was asked for helping hand if finances allow for the reason SCOEN wrote to Kitchen Charities Table Trust for a financial boost.
The project aim is to construct 10 latrines of 5 stances each with wash rooms/changing room and to provide reliable clean washing water for girls of menstruating age in 10 schools identified in the Soroti district. Also, to reduce the high pupil to latrines ratio and provide a separate girls' pit-latrine with washing facilities and clean water in the 10 schools, this will ensure school attendance of girls during menstruation and increase the number of girls with qualifications.
By the end of the project 10 public schools shall serve as role models in providing girls' sanitation facilities and capacity building for 8400 rural young but sexually maturing girls. Menstrual management, drop-outs for girls are expected to reduce considerably. 10 girl-friendly latrines constructed in 5 schools with washing facilities and clean water will ensure school attendance of girls during menstruation and increase the number of girls with qualifications.
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