Brand new water and sanitation facilities open at three child development centres

WATSAN has partnered with US charity Compassion International to deliver clean water and hygienic sanitation at Rwere, Katurika and Burama child development centres (CDCs).

Compassion International runs the three child development centres, which cater for children from the most poverty-stricken backgrounds in the area, including many orphans, who gather regularly for support, teaching, training and a good meal.

All three centres lacked adequate water and sanitation facilities, and had expanded well beyond their capability of providing core services, meaning they were playing continuous catch-up. Plans were drawn up by the WATSAN team for new toilets, changing rooms and water tanks for all three sites, and this project is now complete, having been largely using funds raised by our third “Walk for Water” in the Shropshire Hills.

Six-stance pit latrine at Burama CDCWork was completed at Rwerere earlier this year and handed over to the community on 18th May 2016. In recent months Katurika and Burama have also been completed, with commissioning in October 2016. Each centre now has a large ferro-cement rainwater harvesting tank, a six-stance lined pit latrine, and a two-stance latrine with a urinal for use by staff. As always with WATSAN projects, associated health and hygiene education activities were undertaken, in parallel with the construction work.

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