Located in the urban center of Kigumba I parish in Kigumba Sub-county, Katamarwa Primary School is one of the schools in Kiryandongo with highest enrollment and an acute latrine shortage. Its present enrollment stands at 1006 (boys 515, girls 491) with two latrine block of which one is for girls and the other is for teachers. The block for buys collapsed as shared in the pictures below and have since shared with their teachers a block which is almost full.
Mr. Lutaaya Patrick the head teacher says that the school has a very high pupil stance ratio (1:100) which at times lead to pupils missing lessons as they wait in the queue to use the latrine. He further laments that it is an anomaly for teachers of different gender to share a latrine block with boys. According to the ministry of Education in Uganda, 60% of the pupils enrolled in primary one drop out before completing primary seven in Uganda.
Sanitation facilities prevent the transmission of diseases as it prevents human faecal contamination of water and soil. The lack of proper sanitation facilities are the cause for a significant proportion of the world’s infectious disease burden. According to the WHO, diseases due to poor water supply, sanitation, and personal and domestic hygiene cause 4.0% of all deaths and 5.7% of all disability or ill health in the world. Moreover, waterborne illnesses predominantly affect the poor and the young. When basic water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions are applied, waterborne illnesses can be effectively reduced (www.who.int).
The Water Trust is going to construct a 5 stance lined latrine at this school in a bid to improve on the school sanitation standard. This lined latrine, designed to last more than thirty years shall periodically emptied not like the old one at the school which can not as it is an ordinary pit latrine. At the end of the project, the pupil-latrine stance ratio will be reduced and the girl child will have an enabling environment to access sanitation facilities. As we construct this modern facility, our social team will train this school in sanitation related issues and will also strengthen the sanitation committees through continuous education for purpose of sustainability.
Location: Kigumba I parish, Kigumba sub-county, Kiryandongo District
School Project Completion Date: September 3, 2014
The following data will be collected approximately 6 to 8 months after the installation of the water point with the start of our monitoring program.
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