Background and justification for the Proposed Project
Kassanda has a population of 271,544 (Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) 2014 - Census) an 65% increase since 1991 (121401). Percentage of population that never studied beyond primary school level - 64%. Percentage of population that studied beyond secondary school - 5.8%,Percentage of population that does not own land - 36%,Stunting among children - 47%
Currently the safe water and sanitation coverage as at 65.4% and 64% respectively. Road maintenance is equally not adequate due to the meager resources against the over 647km road network.
The main economic activity in the area is agriculture which is not mechanized and hence cannot support sustainable incomes in homes. The other challenge is lack of family planning and this leads to many children drop out of school.
The availability of educational facilities is bedeviled by a number of challenges such as high pupil classroom ratio (1:198), latrine stance pupil ratio (1:117) and desks pupil ratio (1:9). These affect the quality of life for a number people especially in the peripheral communities.
The government intervention to provide free primary education have saved the situation of young children going to schools however this needs to be boosted as the schools lack organized book banks with inadequacy in certain reading materials. This is coupled with lack of adequate water facilities. Students walk long distances to fetch water for cooking, drinking. The girls are more challenged in this scenario as the toilets and wash rooms are of poor standards and they do face a lot of challenges during their monthly periods. During our visit we observed that the books were lying on the Floor and were not well managed. Sustainability of such books to last for a period of time so that they are utilized over years was a challenge.
The project area of intervention will be provision of WASH and book shelves to schools so as to achieve an agreeable academic environment to the academic staff and the pupil population.
The purpose for this global grant is to implement a complete WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene education) program for 4 schools in the Kasanda District in Uganda. This will be viewed as a model WASH in Schools project in anticipation of future projects in the community. . Based on experience with Phase
The project has the following objectives:
1. To provide the infrastructure for access to a regular supply of clean water for drinking, latrine maintenance, hand washing, and menstrual hygiene management.
2. To improve the health and sanitation by constructing sufficient numbers of functional latrines and setting up hand washing stations which are conveniently located.
3. To improve the health status and learning environment of the schools by ensuring that health, sanitation, and hygiene education training is made available to teachers, students, and interested community leaders by requiring the establishment of student-led health clubs.
4. To increase school attendance, graduation rate, and comfort of female students through education and the implementation of a menstrual hygiene management program.
5. To ensure the schools' capacity to sustainably manage water sources and sanitation facilities and encourage life-long healthy habits such as regular hand washing which can have a translational effect to the student's home environment.
6. To reduce illnesses and improve attendance by providing the schools with a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment where the children will grow, learn, and thrive few short sentences, describe the objectives for this project i.e. what the project is expected to achieve in terms of effects among intended beneficiaries)
7. To provide a manageable book store and library system that is sustainable and can last for a period of time.
An estimated population of 5000 school going children and academic staff shall benefit from the four selected primary schools. We that each person would consume at least 5 lit-res on a daily basis this making it a total of 200000 liters to last for a number of days because it does not rain on daily basis. During school holidays the community surrounding the schools will benefit from the water sources.
The school management and Parents teachers association for these schools agreed to provide labour for excavation of water pipes to the toilet facilitate to wash hands, periodically clean the water tanks off dirt, sensitive the community and form wash clubs to improve health. The Head teachers will be responsible for ensuring that the project objectives are meant and hence will be charged with providing annual reports to all the stake holders on the impact and improvement of standards.
1. Project needs assessment and report 1 month.
2. Project write up - 1 week
3. Soliciting for quotations - 2 weeks
4. Soliciting for partners - 6 months
5. Grant approval - 2 months
6. Procurement and installation of water tanks and plumbing -2 months
7. Training of end beneficiaries - 1 months
8. Project commissioning and Hand over - 4 days
9. Report witting and closing project - I week
Improved academic performance, reduced diseases caused by lack of water. Improved Hygiene, less school dropout and early marriages and improved economic and community development