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 over 170 latrines since 2005.
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.
UPDATE JAN 2018: New latrines are being built at Kanguu Primary school ! The project is now 75% complete. How exciting! The contractor Ezemar Construction will require a couple more weeks to add the finishing touches. The project will be completed as the students, who attend Kanguu Primary, return to classes after their Christmas break. Learn more here.
Kirima Primary School Latrine Renovation Project – project nearing completion (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!”