Water and sanitation-related diseases remain among the major causes of death in children under five; more than 800 children die every day from diarrhea diseases linked to poor hygiene.
Poor sanitation, water and hygiene have many other serious repercussions. Children – and particularly girls – are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities. Women are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water. Poor farmers and wage earners are less productive due to illness, health systems are overwhelmed and national economies suffer. Without WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), sustainable development is impossible.
Proper water and sanitation in school is a key foundation for achieving many of the other Sustainable Development Goals, including good health and gender equality, so we can’t get very far on the 2030 Agenda without it.
What Are The Solutions?
Peace for conservation donate cements bag, 100 to community to create bricks 3,000 for school toilet construction project involving communities. .Peace for conservation involved communities to create a bricks, to construction the toilet in collaboration with community through man power like collecting stone, fetch water etc The communities make a bricks, after complete Peace for conservation hire a local mason to constructing pit latrines in collaboration with community. The organization also initiates hygiene education for children and adults, including proper hand and face washing to prevent disease.
Water and Sanitation Projects ‘Goal and Objectives
The lack of adequate sanitation facilities (water and sanitation) is a major reason that many children, in particular girls, fail to attend school. The lack of facilities may well affect the performance and achievement of those who attend and is certainly detrimental to the working conditions of teachers, Sanitation is not only important for health, it is important to improve academic capacity in school
The overall goal of our water and sanitation projects in school is to ensure that rural schools have access to Friendly toilets and source of water to sustainable safe water sources and to improve the health and socioeconomic well-being of children through the provision of sustainable safe water, sanitation, and hygiene practices. Projects achieve this goal through four objectives:
- Reduce the prevalence of WASH-related diseases, including Bilharzias (contracted from contaminated water), trachoma, Guinea worm, and diarrhea diseases, through the promotion of personal hygiene and environmental practices to children in schools
- Improve the quality of life and health for children in rural school areas by providing them with clean water and improved sanitation
- Reduce childhood mortality and lower the incidence of water-related illnesses
Our Approach – Community participatory
We work alongside communities so that they take ownership in construction of pit latrine, water tank in school in addressing the WASH project in the schools.