Large numbers of rural schools and health centers lack access to sanitary facilities like latrines and hand washing facilities. Even before the civil war, environmental sanitation in rural areas was not a priority. Less than 5% of the total rural population had access to proper sewerage systems. Pit latrines are the commonly used sanitation facility. Poor maintenance of these facilities, especially at public places as schools and health centers has resulted in unacceptable hygienic conditions. The Government provided formal, culturally non-specific education that failed to generate interest, particularly in remote rural areas. Over the past ten years, this topic in schools has been largely disregarded. On the other hand, because of the water shortages and infrastructure problems, many schools are spending time and energy just to collect water for daily survival.
Health is the most basic building block for the better future of a child and her family.
If you wish, you can specify your contribution go towards the
WATER HYGIENE AND SANITATION PROJECT
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
HEALTH AND EDUCATION.