There was an obvious need to improve the sanitation at this school in Uganda. These boys show how pleased they are with their new toilet block. The Kisoboka Trust were able to fund this through the generosity and hard work of pupils and staff at St Edwards School in the UK. The project was managed by the Notre Dame Community Outreach Association (NDCOA).
The Trust has also been instrumental in the provision of VIP toilets for a school in Kenya. Separate blocks were built for the staff, boys and girls. This project was funded by ROPE a UK based charity and built by the Kenyan Rainwater Association our Kenyan partners
The continuing need for improved sanitation.
Many schools and other institutions have inadequate toilet facilities. They frequently rely on badly constructed pit latrines which when full have to be replaced by another pit. Poorly built pit latrines have even resulted in death of children when they have collapsed. Many more latrines are needed that are safe, hygienic and provide dignity and privacy.
In addition to the health benefits the installation of high quality facilities becomes part of the pupils education in basic personal hygiene.
We are aware of many schools which need similar latrines. NDCOA, our partners in Uganda could build these if they had the funds to buy construction materials and contribute to the costs of local labour. The Trust has been introduced to local schools who are desperate to improve their toilets and several schools have asked for help having found us through our web site and Facebook pages.
To date, solutions have tended toward infrastructure, implemented by a few organizations. This approach alone has not been successful in reaching everyone, and there aren’t enough local people with the required knowledge and skills to deliver universal, safely-managed WASH by 2030. The current formal systems for training, such as university and vocational programs, are important but will not produce enough WASH practitioners to meet the demand by 2030.