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Currently, 2.5 billion people globally don’t have access to improved sanitation facilities – meaning more people have access to mobile phones than to toilets. Along with health issues presented by lack of proper toilet facilities, many girls don’t attend school due to their periods if there is no toilet. Our goal is to ensure that each one of the schools that we support has adequate toilets to ensure that everyone can go to school and stay healthy along the way.

About This Project

Goals for 2017
Toilets: 62
Benefits: 4,000
Cost: $65,000
Total Invested: $135,000

 

About the project

World Toilet Day was established by the United Nations in 2001 to raise awareness about lack of available sanitation around the world. Currently, 2.5 billion people globally don’t have access to improved sanitation facilities – meaning more people have access to mobile phones than to toilets.

Lack of access to sanitation creates a host of health problems, making it easier for diseases to spread, infecting drinking water and contributing to undernourishment and poverty. A child dies every 20 seconds because of poor sanitation, according to the U.N. It can also impact future economic opportunities because lack of sanitation can negatively affect school attendance, especially for girls. In 2013, 1,000 children died every day due to diarrheal disease because of poor sanitation.

The U.N. campaign to end open defecation seeks to eliminate the need for people to defecate outside, frequently with no privacy. According to a joint report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF, 1 billion people are forced to defecate in the open due to lack of sanitation facilities. This causes a range of diseases from cholera and typhoid to polio and hepatitis. It also costs the world $260 billion a year, with 20 of the most affected countries in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Our involvement

A Better World will ensure that all of the schools we build have proper sanitation facilities. All existing schools will be assessed and new toilets will be built. All new school construction will have toilets and water as part of the construction cost.

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2017:
Kipkeremwo Primary School    Sopa Clinic     Simotwet Primary School 

Tulwap Nursery School  Tulwap Primary School  Tulwap Secondary School 

Sogobet Primary School  Bagamoyo Primary School  Irbaan Primary School 

Loigero Primary School 

 
2016:
Gilgil Primary School    Mzinde Mshangai School

 
2015:
Ikonge Primary School    Sogobet Primary School    Ndanai Primary School    Tanzania 

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2017 Priority Project – August Update

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2017 Toilet Project Updates

March 15, 2017 Plans are being drawn up and construction on the first 32 out of 62 toilets of 2017 will begin shortly. Upcoming: Simotwet ECD – 4 Toilets – 2 for Boys and 2 for Girls   Tulwap Primary – 8 Toilets – 4 for Boys and 4 for Girls   Tulwap Secondary – 4 Toilets –

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Current Phase

2017 Toilet Projects

$65,000 goal

$21,481 raised

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Phase Objective

To build 62 toilets for the year 2017


Project Leader:  Eric Rajah

Current Phase Info

Completed Phases

2016 Toilet Projects

To build 50 toilets for the year 2016

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2015 Toilet Projects

Build 80 toilets for the year 2015

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