Water, sanitation and hygiene are intrinsically linked - which is what led to SWASH: School's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Its aim is to give all the schools we work with:
- reliable access to safe drinking water - also useful for cooking, cleaning and washing
- access to clean and secure toilets which meet the needs of all users
- a positive attitude to good hygiene practices, with access to hand washing facilities and soap
As a result, we are building new toilets in our partner schools, complete with tiled floors, adequate light and ventilation, a bucket flush system and hand washing facilities. The girls' toilets are adapted to ensure include incinerators and a private wash area.
It is rare to find World Health Organisation (WHO)-standard toilets in Tanzanian schools - but that is exactly what we want to achieve in Babati.