Diseases from a lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.  Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.

The local team assess and if needed we provide a toilet facilities via a three-unit school block. These toilet blocks support sanitation as their self composting design ensures flies entering the toilet are trapped inside the pit latrine. Their larvae develop into maggots which eat away the faeces.

90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are children under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.

From our pilot project we have found these toilet facilities should also include dressing rooms solely for girls. When reaching puberty many girls would leave school, simply because they did not have any private facilities to use when they were on their period.

Educating girls is the most powerful and effective way to address global poverty. We supports girls so that they not only graduate, but also develop the skills they need to negotiate key life decisions.

Finishing secondary school leads to smaller, healthier families, lower HIV infection rates, and higher wages. Educated women are more likely to educate their own children – ending the cycle of illiteracy in one generation.