Nafadji Middle School Latrine Project – Senegal

Nafadji Senegal, Saraya District, Kedougou, Senegal

Community Description
Located 90 kilometers away from the town of Kedougou, Nafadji has a primary school, and this year, the community mobilized together to build a four-classroom middle school about 800 meters away from the border of the village. Since the school is recently built and far away from the primary school and any other latrines, students presently use the surrounding bush as their latrine.

The lack of a proper latrine is a public health hazard, with diarrheal diseases being one of the common illnesses in the village. The school enrollment among girls in Nafadji is about half that of the boys.

Project Description
This project is to build two latrines at the middle school, one for the boys and one for the girls. They will have cement walls, metal roofs, and doors to ensure privacy.

The three-meter hole to hold waste will be behind the latrines, connected with piping. When the hole is filled, it can be emptied, or a new hole can be dug, eliminating the necessity of building entirely new latrines.

Project funds will be used to pay for the materials and the masonry work. The work will be done by a local mason, along with the help of the community.

The community will contribute water, sand and their own hands to help dig the hole and build the structure. Upon finishing, the children will work to paint murals about hygiene and hand washing to add color and brightness.

Project Impact
The 100 students at the school will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Leah Moriarty

This is an essential project for the middle school and the community at large.

The design is sustainable, in that waste can be removed and/or a new hole for waste can be dug, without further expense.

With a proper place to use a latrine, girls will feel more comfortable in a school setting where they have a proper place to use the bathroom that is private and separate from the boys.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of The Ramona Foundation.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Leah of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Leah and/or those of other PCVs in Senegal.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.