Many primary schools in Tanzania face a variety of challenges that may in one way or another be a factor in poor student performance as well as the spread of various diseases caused by pollution. At the same time, many toilet facilities are not friendly to children with disabilities.
Recognizing this challenge, IDYDC through FREE STATE OF SAXONY has decided to work with the community and the government as a whole to reduce this challenge in some of the primary schools in Iringa Municipality in Tanzania. The project is located in two schools, Tumaini Primary School in Kihesa ward and Development Primary School in Mlandege ward, Iringa Municipality.
Some of the criteria used in selecting these schools include the deterioration of existing toilets, the ratio between existing toilets and the number of students as well as the availability of sufficient space to build new toilets.
Construction of toilets at Tumaini Primary School in Iringa Municipal
THERE IS STILL A NEED TO BUILD TOILETS IN VARIOUS SCHOOLS IN IRINGA REGION, YOU CAN SUPPORT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE TOILETS IN THESE SCHOOLS BY DONATING..
These toilets are built of interlocking blocks for both exterior wall excepts for the stone masonry foundation (Masonry Foundation).
Construction has also focused on the importance of adequate ventilation in toilets (ventilation). Hollow bricks have been used here to allow air to enter and leave as well as for better lighting in the toilet.
These toilets are connected to two water systems, one is from the water system distributed by the Water Authority / Department, IRUWASA, and the second system is rainwater harvesting. Water from IRUWASA will be used during the dry season.
Stable rainwater harvesting infrastructure has been installed and when it rain then water will be harvested from the back two roofs and directed to the water tank (Storage tank).
For each school, there are two buildings, one for the boys and the other for the girls. For both buildings, there is a special room for a student for students with disabilities (Disabled toilets) along with a store for storing various equipment that will be used to clean the building in question. Similarly the font of each building has been designed specifically for hand washing (Washing area) for the student after leaving the toilets.
The boy's building has a special urine section(urinals) while in the girl's building there is a girl's hygiene room