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Friday, March 24, 2017

PTA KYABIKERE PRIMARY AND RICNET CONSTRUCTS GIRLS' WASHROOM

Kyabikere primary school is located in Kitholhu Sub County near the Uganda- Congo border and in the mountainous areas which makes it quite difficult to access the school.






The school has one latrine which  is used by both boys and girls and also used by girls to change during their menstrual periods. This exposes girls to poor sanitation and hygiene. The girls also lack privacy. 

The school administration and PTA initiated construction of a two stance latrine but it could not accommodate the number of girls in the school. They  had not put into consideration the element of a  washroom.

During one of our meetings at the school the school administration and PTA requested for support  from RIC-NET to enable them finish the latrine but we challenged them to increase the depth of the latrine and add a washroom so that this can help girls at the school to handle their menstrual periods  well.   
The head teacher said that he believes with the construction of the washroom it will improve girls regular attendance and enable them stay in school. So, the parents agreed and constructed a four stance toilet with a washrooms with funding from RIC-NET .