We are a community based organization that is dedicated to create awareness and coming up with sustainable solutions to water sanitation and hygiene.
Since our inception in 2016 we have worked with primary schools as focal point to nurture good hygiene behavior and pupils as agents of change when it comes to proper sanitation and hygiene practices.
- A healthy nation free from communicable diseases caused by poor hygiene and sanitation practices.
- Create awareness and solutions water sanitation and hygiene through innovations and partnerships.
We invite you to partner with us on this noble project that seeks to empower primary school children with sustainable hand washing facilities, soap and build schools capacity on good healthy practices. Children aged between 2—14 years found mostly in primary schools constitutes one-third of our total population as a country.
There are over 15 million pupils spread over 27,000 primary schools all over Kenya . Data has it that only 5% of these schools you can find a functional hand washing facility with soap and water translating to over 14 million children not washing their hands on a daily. These pupils spend up to 75% of their days per year in a school setting where they rarely practice basic hygiene routines before eating or after visiting the toilets hence this is having a direct negative impact on pupils health, education and parents finances.
A report by the ministry of Health and UNICEF indicates that every Kenyan is spending a minimum average of $15 per year totaling to $600 million annually on drugs to cure communicable diseases caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices this is almost 3% of our total budget as country
BARRIERS TO HAND WASHING PRACTICES IN SCHOOLS
- Lack/cost of water; It takes one person an average of 500Ml of water to wash hands once this means that a school with a population of 300 pupils it will take them an at least 450 liters of water to wash hands at least thrice a day.
- Poor Positioning of facilities;The available facilities if any, is either far from the toilets or the taps are placed too high making it impossible for the younger pupils or those with special needs to easily access and utilize
- Soap Dissaperance and Wastage; Schools that have tried this initiative before expressed this as a challenge they faced especially with bar soaps.
- Poor water drainage; Wash points lacks or have poor drainage systems, this leads to accumulation of waste water around the washing area making it a muddy site hence discourages pupils to access taps.
- Lack of facilities; Recommended tap ratio to pupils is 1;20. in most schools the facilities are not sufficient to serve the population where we observed a school with 500 pupils with only 3 taps serving the masses.
- Lack of support from teachers; In most schools such an intervention is perceived as an addition to the workload for teachers who feel they are already overworked.
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