PROJECT: Healthcare

BUILDING TOILET BLOCKS IN ZAMBIAN SCHOOLS

Providing schools in the community of Chikomeni Zambia with toilets, not only meets essential needs and help hygiene, but it also keeps girls of menstrual age in school.
BACKGROUND

These school toilet blocks are in Chikomeni Zambia, where Platinum Foundation has 150 children sponsored in this community.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of building toilet blocks is to give children access to toilets instead of using the bush. It is also fundamental in keeping young girls of menstrual age in school. Many young girls in the past have left school simply because of the embarrassment of not having facilities to use.

PROJECT PARTNER

World Vision is our project partner for this project.  World Vision is an international community development organisation that has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for six decades. World Vision provides short- and long-term assistance for 100 million people worldwide. Through relief and development, policy, advocacy and change, collaboration, education about poverty, and emphasis on personal growth, social justice and spiritual values, World Vision works with people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds to achieve transformation. The overall vision is to give communities a ‘hand up’ not a ‘hand out’ by resourcing and upskilling the community to develop itself and be self-sufficient once World Vision exits the area.

THE PROJECT

3 x double latrine toilets cost AUD $9972
$77 can provide 1 child at school access to toilets at school
$2310 can provide a classroom of 30 students access to toilets at school
$9,972  can build 3 x double latrine toilets for one school

ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR

Thanks to generous donations we have completed 9 school toilet blocks. There is always more to do, so your support would be greatly appreciated.