WASH IN SCHOOLS
WASH in School is one of the key project pillars in RWGANET, aiming at supporting schools with Handwashing facilities , Menstrual Hygiene and Sanitation Management , Latrine construction and Drilling of clean and Safe Water well in Rural communities . Currently RWGANET is supporting a few Rural schools with Handwashing facilities as a means of causing an end to infectious disease due to contact with fecal matter , promoting personal hygiene , and improving on the Standard Operation Measures against COVID 19 of hand washing .
In spite of our interventions , many Rural schools need more support of Handwashing facilities, this calls for networking and lobbying from developmental partners .
Most girls are stigmatized because of lack of education and hygiene management thus forced to drop out of school , lack of sanitary items and lack of Washroom facilities at their schools , most girls in Rural schools in Busia live with impoverished care givers who can hardly provide them with a Menstrual sanitary towel each month
Consequently, several have dropped out of schools , lured into child marriage , prostitution basically to raise money and purchase 1 menstrual sanitary towel. It’s so sad , that hundreds have lost their academic careers , infected with sexually transmitted diseases while others are young mothers in miserable marriages .
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In response ,RWGANET has reached out some few adolescent girls in rural primary schools with a few menstrual sanitary towels, which are not enough for the big population. This calls for networking and lobbying from developmental partners for the continuous thriving of the project interventions.
Our major objectives are : Promote retention of the girl child in class and school enabling her to improve on academic performance to achieve the desired GOAL. , end all forms of child marriage and abuse , empower them with skills in making reusable sanitary towels and knowledge on menstrual hygiene , sanitation, and management and reaching 1000 adolscent girls with Reusable Sanitary Towels by the end of 2021.