SAWA has continued to implement Phase II in the Makete project, which covers the community water and sanitation in 7 new villages with 32-sub villages, reaching 2,716 HH’s with the population of 10,928 people. This includes school WASH project Phase II in 10 primary school and 1 secondary school. The RHe project is continuing with consolidation of Phase I in 10 villages with 47 sub villages. The intervention is targeting 3,205 children (1,596 boys and 1,609 girls) and also 113 teachers (68 males and 45 female). The goal of the project is to improve water, sanitation and hygiene services in schools as a part of improving the overall school WASH services in Makete Disrict Council.
The following activites have been accomplished so far:
- Completed finishing works in toilets for all 11 schools, which included the fixation of door grills, hand rails in toilets for pupils with disabilities, and pad boxes in the MHM rooms for adolescent girls.
- Conducted a 2 day long workshop in Mbeya to review the Fit for School approach. The workshop was attended by 20 participants (13 men and 7 women) from 4 UNICEF supported regions of Njombe, Mbeya, Iringa, and Dar es Salaam. The workshop involved National SWASH coordinators, regional Health officers form 4 regions, school WASH coordinators from 6 districts of NJombe, Makete, Iringa, Mbeya, Temeke, and Mbarali, and 2 representatives from implementing CSOs PDF and CRS, as well as the SAWA team.