Girls in particular are affected
52% of girls’ toilets in Tanzania don’t have doors which means that there is no privacy and this specifically affects girls.
Toilets with running water are not a matter of course at schools in Tanzania which is why girls, especially during puberty, stay away from school.
There are generally too few toilets: For example, 1,300 children at the Tumaini school have to share a toilet building with a total of eight toilets (four for boys and four for girls). This means that there is one toilet for roughly every 162 pupils.
Improving the water supply
The main challenge identified is that most schools do not have access to clean water. Nevertheless, an improved water supply in schools will positively impact the sanitary and general hygiene conditions which will also improve the lives of about 10 million children and young people. This, in turn, would lead to increased rates of attendance, improved cognitive abilities and better attention during class.
As a result, Jambo Bukoba supports schools and parents in the provision of toilet facilities and clean water a well as the renovation of already existing old sanitary facilities.