Help us to build adequate sanitation facilities for community schools in Karagwe district

Help us to build adequate sanitation facilities for community schools in Karagwe district

Campaign by Karagwe Education Quality Improvement (KEQI) - Kayanga Urban Area, Tanzania
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About this Campaign

SUMMARY

In Karagwe district, the increase of number of community schools is inversely proportional with the increase of sanitation facilities. Among other schools, secondary schools of Kayanga, Ndama, Ruicho, Nyakahanga, and Kihanga in Karagwe district which this project is currently focusing are facing the shortages of sanitation facilities. While access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene services are essential for the health and wellbeing of girls and boys of all ages, lack of latrines for girls is among the top barriers to girls’ education at these secondary schools. Lack of sanitation facilities have caused female students to miss up to 5 days of school every month during menstruation period, leaving aside missing schools because of contracting communicable diseases which has prompted them to drop out of school completely. Therefore, Karagwe Education Quality Improvement (KEQI) is seeking to construct twenty (20) drop holes latrines at Kayanga and Ndama secondary school for female students in its first phase of the project. These latrines are expected to benefit 1,312 students.

CHALLENGE

According to WHO fact sheet (2019) Some 827 000 people in low- and middle-income countries die because of inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene each year, representing 60% of total diarrheal deaths. Poor sanitation is believed to be the main cause in some 432 000 of these deaths. According to the UN Social and Economic Council, only 15 per cent of people in rural Tanzania use improved sanitation facilities, and an estimated 8 per cent practice open defecation. The study conducted by UNICEF, SNV and WaterAid in 16 districts covering 2697 schools in Tanzania mainland revealed that 6% of the schools had no latrines, 99% has no hand washing facilities, 86% had no water for hand washing and 38% of the schools had no water supply. This critical shortage explains the continued existence of diarrhea, worms, acute respiratory infections, and urinary tract infections among school children which are all linked to inadequate access to water supply, improper sanitation, and unhygienic behavior. Thus, your donations will help us eliminate these challenges.

SOLUTION

With your donations, Karagwe Education Quality Improvement (KEQI) will be able to construct twenty (20) drop holes latrines at Kayanga and Ndama secondary school for female students in its first phase of the project. 10 drop holes latrine will be constructed at each school. These latrines are expected to benefit 1,312 students. These latrines will prevent female students from missing school due to hygiene-related diseases, latrine shortages and enable students to concentrate in their studies.

LONG-TERM IMPACT

Proper latrines and washing stations will help stop the spread of many parasites and diseases, improve academic performance of students, and increase of the number of girls who complete and succeed in secondary examinations.

ABOUT KEQI

Karagwe Education Quality Improvement (KEQI) is a registered Tanzanian NGO that aims to support rural children and youth especially girls access high-quality education.

KEQI is entirely run by volunteers and this project is led by Berthold Mwesigwa who is a graduate from St. John’s University of Tanzania and Ambrine Dumas and Khawla Jaidi who are graduates from Seoul National University.

Additionally, we are more than willing to answer any potential questions at the email address available on our website.

Use of Funds

Please Donate to help us promote environmental health, safety, and well-being of school communities through the provision of adequate sanitation and hygiene services in these schools in Karagwe district, Tanzania.

Since KEQI’s team consists only of non-paid volunteers, we will use all donations received to cover the costs of the construction of the 20 drop holes latrines at Ndama and Kayanga secondary schools which is USD ($)15,292.60. From this amount USD ($) 10,600.56, USD ($) 3,180.17 and USD ($) 1,511.88 are the total funds required for the purchase of materials for construction, labor charges, and plumbing and sanitary installation costs, respectively. `

Please Donate to help these girls to have access to proper sanitation facilities and avoid using the ones observed at the photos.

Every-donation counts, the future of these girls depends on you!

Thank you for your support and thank you for them!

KEQI Team.