The year 2012 saw the beginning of the sanitation project for Jerusalem School. At the very beginning of the year, KDP conducted capacity development programs for 26 teachers from 6 schools under the Maguya Schools Zone who were engaged in waste management training and sanitation trainings that are linked into the child learning. This engagement has since seen the schools form the School based Sanitation & Environment Clubs to bring awareness raising strategies closer to young generations.
Jerusalem School in collaboration with Kachere started the construction works of 13 VIP latrines (7 x double pits) which will see more than 500 pupils benefit from this project once completed. The project began with the Parents Teachers Association engaging local communities in digging the pits and also transportation of other upfront materials such as bricks, sand and stones. The project has now completed the underground works on the toilets and the block works on the building will soon be erected. It is hoped that the construction works will be completed by mid-next year.
On the part of water, the organisation has carried out some sensitisations to the neighbourhood health committees. Moreover, the Mphanga Protected Water well is near completion while the Chipungo Protected Water well has not been fully completed due to hard rocks underground. It is expected that the two water points will benefit about 196 families. It is hoped that the project once completed will see 10 protected water wells sunk and 4 old water points rehabilitated. The planning for these targets was already shared by our
partner Rural Health Centres.