School Hygiene and Sanitation in Tanzania

Full description of the project is available here

Context of the project

With the support of the Elisabeth and Amélie Foundation of the King Baudouin Foundation, the IDAY Tanzania coalition launched a hygiene and sanitation project in two primary schools in the Bagamoyo district.
The objective is to improve education by reducing the prevalence of waterborne diseases through the construction of infrastructure and raising awareness among pupils and also to improve the schooling of young girls, especially during their menstruation by making reusable sanitary napkins and raising awareness on gender equality. A total of 3,507 students are benefiting from this project.

The project started in October 2019 and already several results have been achieved.

Obtained results

The first stage of the project was the construction of the infrastructure.
Work for the construction of latrines and water systems in the two schools started with the support of the district hydrological engineer sent by the local authorities. The latter took care of the technical part.

The school groups have been formed. These groups will have an advocacy role with the other pupils. They will be trained on good hygiene practices and will be referrals to other students.

Sharing experience

A member of IDAY-Uganda, MATO, has developed an experience in sensitizing young girls to make their sanitary pads.  MATO will soon visit this project in Tanzania and provide training on this subject so that they can benefit from their expertise.

Long live the exchanges between members of the IDAY network!

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