Kilifi County is located along the Kenyan Coast. According to Kenya Poverty index, Kilifi is at 71.4%. It also experiences low literacy level 48% transiting to Secondary school and 1% joining university. The county estimates approximately 260 primary schools serve upwards of 300,000 children. Schools in the region have become over-crowded, and new schools have not been allocated enough resources. Adequate sanitation is one such need that has not been properly met in Kilifi's public schools, toilets in schools are characterized by unclean and poor physical condition thus creating poor learning environment especially impacting the girl child. Further, most toilets lack water supply or, a door for privacy purposes. This often leads to open defecation.
The Rotary Club of Eynsham in the UK has put together a consortium of local clubs (Bicester, Faringdon, Oxford Spires and Witney) and, along with a further club (Aylsham) have raised sufficient funds to apply for a Global Grant to help address the problem and continue to build toilets in primary schools in Ganze.
The Rotary Club of Kilifi has, through past district and global grants, built 11 blocks of 6 toilets (total of 66 toilets) in 6 different primary schools in the Ganze area. Due to experience and research, the Rotary Club of Kilifi has seen a great need for further toilets to be built. The clubs are proposing to build on this experience, knowledge and contacts to continue building toilets at public schools in Ganze through a new global grant.
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Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.