Latrine Building

Latrine Building – This is our primary program. Through fundraising, North American “partner schools” as well as local businesses and private citizens have helped to finance the building of 182 latrines since 2005 (as of January 2019).

Why is adequate sanitation so fundamentally important for Kenyan schools?  With the building of proper latrines, student absences due to illnesses brought on by poor sanitation are reduced; toilet wait times lessen resulting in more class time and students acquire an improved level of privacy, safety, and dignity.

 

Past Latrine Building Projects 

Chaka Reli Primary – a new latrine + urinal block for the Early Childhood Development (ECD) students February/March 2020. The final product will look like this latrine built at Kangu Primary in 2015.

A group of Kanguu students holding a Canadian flag in front of new latrines

Kanguu students celebrating new latrines

Kanguu Primary School Latrine Building Project – New latrines were built at Kanguu Primary school ! This building project at Kanguu Primary was completed mid-February 2018. The students are very excited! Learn more here.

Riverside Primary: Early Childhood Development Latrine Project – this project was completed in January 2018 and entailed building a two door latrine and urinal for the students enrolled in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) program at Riverside Primary school. This project was sponsored by a Canadian donor named Jill – clearly the students are very grateful. 

Kirima Primary School Latrine Renovation Project – project completed May 2017. Renovation of 16 latrine stalls will service both male and female students. The Head teacher stated, “The safety and privacy have improved for our students, especially the girls students.”

Jacaranda Primary School Latrine Building Project – project completed March 31, 2016. New latrines for the Early Childhood Development students (ages 3 to 5years). The Head teacher stated that, “These youngest students will now have the same privacy and safety as the older ones.”
Chaka Reli Primary School Latrine Building Project – project completed May 4, 2015. New Latrines for 640 students.The Head teacher stated that the new latrines, “Have improved the school’s performance, hygiene (especially for girls) and time management.”
Riverside Primary School Latrine Building Project – project completed May 22, 2014. New latrines for 452 students. The Head teacher has attributed improved academic performance to improved school attendance brought about in part by new laterines.
Uiguano Primary School Latrine Building Project – project completed June 6, 2013. New latrines for 540 students. The Head teacher stated, “These new latrines bring our students to school.”
Kanguu Primary School Latrine Building Project – project completed November 3, 2012. New sanitation for 378 students. The Head teacher stated, “The students were so very excited. They all wanted to be the first to use the new toilets!”
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