SAWA has successfully implemented a one year project in 8 schools in the Temeke and Kigamboni municipalities. A total 15,017 pupils (7,715 girls and 7,392 boys) now have better access to improved water supply and sanitation services.

Activities completed from October-December 2017:

  • Completed all minor finishing works on the facilities and the pupils have been able to start using them.
  • Conducted half day training on sustainability of WASH services in 8 schools that involved local government leaders, school committee members, ward education coordinators, SWASH teachers, and SWASH coordinators.
  • The joint inspection of WASH facilities/infrastructures was conducted by these participants in order to monitor how much the project had accomplished. The participants noted that the situation has improved, although most of schools did not have soap in the toilet blocks and some of the urinal tiles were not properly cleaned.
  • Each school developed a work plan and budget for the operation and maintenance of their facilities in order to ensure these small issues would be fixed.
  • A few pupils were picked randomly and asked a few questions about good hygiene practices and to demonstrate the five steps of hand washing with soap. The purpose of this was to test whether or not the SWASH clubs and SWASH teachers are actively playing their role and responsibilities in training pupils. Generally, the pupils were able to perform the five steps of hand washing with soap and practiced good hygiene behavior. This situation created evidence for the need to have budgeting and a plan for O&M.
  • After this training, SAWA officially handed over the project to school management.

Summary of Achievements:

  1. Enhanced the capacity of 8 schools’ committees, LGA leaders and teachers on SWASH management, budgeting process management, and O&M activities.
  2. Strengthened 94 SWASH teachers on how to educate pupils about hygiene using the national WASH guideline.
  3. Managed to form and strengthen school WASH clubs for 397 pupils (girls 219 and 178 boys). Pupils in 8 different schools are practicing improved hygiene behaviors.
  4. Increased access to sanitation facilities through the construction of 16 new blocks (72 stances for girls, 62 stances for boys, 12 stances for teachers, and 8 stances for pupils with disabilities, provided 1 stance in girls toilet for MHM, provided 9 urinals in boys toilet blocks, and repaired 9 existing 9 toilet blocks (18 for boys and 31 for girls). The bar chart below shows the comparison of ratio toilet stance to pupils before and after implementation of the project:c222c111

 

 

  1. Improved water supply services in all 8 schools through completing the following activities:
    1. Performed flushing, pump test, and water quality analysis in all existing wells (all wells have enough quantity of water and suitable for domestic use except two well which were disinfected).
    2. Drilled new water source (Wells 100m deep with discharge of 3.5m3/ hr). Installed submersible pump at Msufini Primary School.
    3. Constructed 12 water points with 5 taps each
    4. Constructed 2 water towers ( 5m and 3 high) at Msufini and Likwati
    5. Constructed 23 concrete hand washing facilities with an average of 4 outlets   inside
    6. Constructed 20 concrete GHW facilities in 7 schools and rehabilitated 7 facilities at Likwati primary
  1. Conduct a quarterly review meeting that involved representatives from Regional office   who are Regional Education Officer, Regional Water Engineer and district officers from water, education and health officers to ensure quality work done.

Looking forward, SAWA plans to monitor the projects and complete some minor repairs, as well as monitor group hand washing practices in order to ensure good hygiene behaviors are being practiced.