Latrines Project – Uganda
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa that lies almost completely within the Nile basin. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania.
In this village many of the families do not have sanitation facilities. Unmanaged human waste pollutes water sources and food gardens, and unsafe latrines occasionally collapse.
In this project, the Rural Agency for Sustainable Development, in cooperation with local leaders, will build dome-slab low-cost latrines for twenty households in dire need of safe and hygienic sanitation solutions.
Our funds will be used for the materials, including cement and sand. Most of the labor is being contributed by the community.
Six youths will receive on-the-job construction training so they will have the skills to improve their own livelihoods.
Water and sanitation interventions such as this one are most effective when paired with education, so local leaders and nursery school teachers in training will hold hygiene workshops for children and adult recipients of the latrines.
This project, in addition to addressing an immediate and important community need, will be a valuable training experience for teachers, youth and community leaders as they work together to improve the public health of their community.
This project is being directed by Peace Corps Volunteer Shari Quan, who will oversee project funds, ensure that the project is completed within budget and on schedule, evaluate the outcome, and carry forward the beneficial aspects of the project.
The Peace Corps/Uganda program was reestablished in 2000, after its suspension in 1999. Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda are currently engaged in HIV/AIDS activities in addition to other public health and social service activities.
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This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.