Skip to content

Kimilili School of Health

IMPROVING SANITARY SAFETY AND HEALTH OF CHILDREN ATTENDING PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE RURAL AREAS OF BUNGOMA COUNTY

Implementation period: 2015

Status: Closed

Overall objective


The overall objective of the project is to improve the health, sanitary conditions, and safety of children attending public primary schools in the rural areas of Bungoma County through the provision of an environment that is conducive to their health, education, and rights.

Purpose

The purpose of the project is:

  1. To improve sanitary conditions of children and adults in 10 primary schools through provision of hygienic toilets.
  2. To improve access to clean water of children and adults through rain water harvesting and increasing the number of water points.
  3. To increase awareness about health, hygiene, children rights, and the specific needs of girls and boys among teachers, students and parents.
  4. To create a sustainable system of sanitary safety and child protection through formation of school health committees comprising of teachers, parents and children.
  5. To initiate behavioral change in health, sanitary safety and children rights among teachers and students.

Main Actions

  1. Construction of 80 toilets in 10 schools
  2. Construction of 15 rain water harvesting systems in at least 10 schools.
  3. Construction of 60 water points system in 10 schools located.
  4. Training of 25 teachers and 15 parents (members of the committees) on health, hygiene, sanitation in schools, children rights, and the specific needs of girls and boys and mobilizing community support for sanitary safety.
  5. Creation and implementations of action plans of maintaining sanitation, hygiene and safety in schools by the health committees.
  6. Health seminars facilitated by the committee members and health workers.
  7. Provision of information, education and educational materials (posters, murals) on sanitation, health and safety of children.
  8. Organizing of educational campaigns about health, sanitation, hygiene, children rights, and the specific needs of girls and boys for community members.

Implementing partner

Partners Poland Foundation

Funding partner

Polish Aid