Project #296 | Toilet Construction at Nsawkaw Primary School
Our Partnership with Heritage Charity Foundation
According to Ghana’s 2021 Population and Housing Census, 17.7% of households do not have access to a toilet, and 31.3% of people in rural areas practice open defecation. Access to toilets and sanitation services in Sunyani Municipality (the project area) is particularly low, with 47.1% of the total population having no access to a toilet. Lack of access to hygienic toilets, including toilets at schools, has a tremendous impact on children and contributes to low school attendance and high drop-out rates. In addition, poor sanitation and hygiene practices result in frequent outbreaks of cholera and communicable diseases.
One Day’s Wages partnered with Heritage Charity Foundation – a community-based organization in Ghana – to construct a hygienic, 5-seater micro flush toilet at Nsawkaw MA Basic Junior High School, located in a rural village outside Nsuatre. Micro-flush toilets use minimal amounts of grey water (from hand washing) to flush, saving significant water. After completing construction, officials from the community provided a training session on hygiene and sanitation to the students. Through our partnership, 300 students now have access to a safe and clean toilet at school!
Our Collective Impact
STUDENTS GAINED ACCESS TO A SCHOOL TOILET
MICRO-FLUSH TOILETS WERE CONSTRUCTED
PEOPLE GAINED AWARENESS ABOUT HYGIENE
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to the fund below.