School visits

Sorry that it has been so long since I have posted. The power was out in Nkokonjeru after a huge hail and lightning storm last week. 

Last week we visited local schools to see how they manage sanitation. We visited Stella Marris, the best school in the area, and the conditions these girls live in were quite sad. Over 650 girls share 48 “toilets” at this boarding school. The toilets include pit latrines that must be emptied every 6 months, and pour flush toilets (the bowl of them is in the ground like a pit latrine) where the girls must carry a jerry can of water in with them to flush after they use the restroom. We learned that even at this very expensive school girls are having serious problems, illnesses, and infections from their sanitation conditions. 

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