Water for People has donated pit latrines and boreholes worth K74 million to Nsoni and Chilimankhwanje primary schools in Chiradzulu, Malawi.
Development Diaries learnt that the organisation’s Advocacy and Sanitation Manager, Joseph Nagoya, said every school, clinic and community should have clean and safe water including sanitation.
‘After noting that there were challenges in public institutions especially in public primary schools in Chiradzulu, we thought of intervening by providing the facilities and we will continue collaborating with the council to ensure that all public institutions have adequate WASH facilities’, Nagoya said during the handover ceremony.
According to Nagoya, the district master plan shows all the gaps and the organisation will continue to intervene until the situation improves.
Chiradzulu District Commissioner, Reinghard Chavula, commended Water for People for constructing the sanitary facilities and providing financial assistance towards the development of the district’s master plan.
‘The organisation came to the district in 2019 and barely a year the district has started benefiting and these facilities will help in preparedness to Covid-19 as schools are fully opening’, she said.
‘It is also expected that the facilities will improve provision of quality education’.
Chavula noted that sanitation in schools was a challenge in the district, adding that the intervention of Water for People will greatly help the people.
Source: Malawi News Agency
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