In addition to providing boreholes and water tanks to collect clean drinking water, Mityana Charity provides latrines at schools and health clinics in rural areas where there is no waterborne sewage. In past years we have provided latrines only at Nabukenya Primary School and Kasoolo Secondary School.
Recently we have started building girl-friendly latrines with a wall and washroom. This allows the girls to take care of private issues and encourages them to regularly attend school. In addition we are starting to establish school hygiene health clubs.
At Kanziira C.o.U Primary School, more than 639 students used to have to share one toilet. The toilet was often nearly full, and there was nowhere for hand washing. "When the bell rang we started running to the latrine. Even when you were fast, there was a long queue and sometimes the break was over before it was your turn. We then had to return to class and couldn't concentrate for the whole lesson," says the head boy of the school. For the girls the situation was even worse during their period, since there was no privacy for changing pads or washing. A girl explains: "Sometimes we had to leave school earlier or could not attend at all, because there was no possibility to manage the menstruation. We were very afraid of staining our uniforms so we rather stayed at home than embarrassed ourselves." With the construction of a new and clean VIP Latrine by PaCT, the girl now says, "We have a lot more and also much cleaner and hygienic latrine; there is even a shower for the girls to wash themselves during their periods. Thank you PaCT and may God Bless."
During 2017 four door latrines have so far been constructed at the following locations:
Patience Primary School
Kalangaalo Secondary School
Two more are currently under construction
During 2016 four-door latrines were constructed in the following locations:
Kiteredde Health Centre (see picture above)
Buyaga Primary School Mpirigwa Primary School
Kasoolo Secondary School (Additional latrines for the girls, and these were sponsored by Sevenhills Wholefoods)
Namungo Health Centre
New latrines at Kalangaala Secondary School
New latrines at Patience Primary School
Latrines at Kiteredde Health Centre