Assessment Report Nov. 2012 - Uiguano Primary School
1.0 Background Information
The school is located within the Ol-Joro-Orok Division (Nyandarua West District) of greater Nyandarua County. The school‘s enrollment is 540 pupils (260 girls and 280 boys) 15 teaching staff and ECD population of 73 pupils. The school’s current sanitation facilities are 7 latrines for girls, 8 for boys, 2 for teachers and 2 for ECD unit.
Some of the existing latrine facilities need renovations to bring them to a satisfactory state of use, while the majority requires complete replacement. The pictures here show the details as at the date of this report.
Some doors are missing or broken. The workmanship is poor and the blinder is short and does not provide much privacy as needed. The space between the blinder and the door is inadequate and narrow. Renovations are recommended.
Nonpermanent latrines are generally made of timber rejects commonly referred to in Kenya Lumber markets as
Off-Cuts. The floors are poorly drained and perpetually soaked with urine and damp. They are unhygienic and require immediate replacement with concrete structures. Besides being timber structures they are also very old, worn out and the roofing sheets are completely rusted from the ammonia fumes from the facility.
2.0 Recommended Improvements
After the visual assessment, the FTCKenya Team in consultation with the Head Teacher recommends the following renovations be done for rehabilitation of the existing permanent structures:
- To be provided with appropriate privacy by constructing a dwarf blinder in front of all the doors to the existing toilets.
- In addition, ventilation is provided to the entire blocks by cutting the floor slab and fixing a vent appropriate vent pipe which were initially omitted in the construction of the facility.
- Further improvement is needed in the floor finish to allow adequate drainage on the toilet floor to make it free of storm water and urine spillage, thereby making the facility hygienic for use.
- Construct a 750mm wide concrete slab around the Latrine block to keep the grass growth free around the latrine.
- Provide adequate repainting to make the facilities pupil friendly.
After the visual assessment, the FTCKenya Team in consultation with the Head Teacher recommend that all timber structures be totally torn down as they are unsafe for pupils. The school management has recommended the construction of:
- A new boys’ latrine block of 3 latrines (doors) complete with the urinal.
- A new girls’ latrine block of 5 latrines (doors)
Other recommendations if CCAAS funding is possible:
- Renovation to the staff 2 door latrine
- Renovation to the ECD 2 door latrine