Makonge Girls Bathroom

Makonge Primary School has 965 students who are mainly orphans and vulnerable children. It is now imperative to include a new toilet block for girls on the campus.  

The Problem

Over the years, the Makonge Primary School’s student population has grown but unfortunately, the bathroom facilities have not. Boys and girls share the same toilet block with only a curtain separating the two sections. Uganda’s Ministry of Education recommends separate bathroom facilities for boys and girls, with at least one stall suitable for children with special needs, and a changing room for girls to use during their monthly periods.

The Project

The Makonge Girls’ Bathroom Project will construct a completely separate facility for girls that will include 11 stalls, with one designed specifically for girls with special needs, and a girls’ changing room. Construction will take eight weeks and cover excavation, laying the foundation, walling, roofing, and finishes. The School Administration will supervise the work done by the construction company to ensure that project specifications are met. 

How Your Gift Helps!

Your generous support will help provide improved privacy and protection for girls, reduce the number of missed days for girls during their monthly periods, better sanitation and hygiene at the school, reduce the pressure on the existing bathroom facility, and improve the school’s rating with the Ministry of Education.

Thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead, 100% of your gift will be sent to Uganda for the Makonge Girls’ Bathroom Project!

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The total cost of the project is $11,000

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