WASH in Thaba Tseka

Our Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in Thaba Tseka take a holistic approach to sustainably tackling the issues the community face. This includes: education surrounding infectious diseases, constructing waterless toilets, and working with the local community, government and NGO’S to develop future water projects. 

 

Toilets

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In many schools across Thaba Tseka District, inadequate or no toilet facilities result in open defecation - this impacts the children’s’ health, dignity and safety. With thanks to a grant from Hub Cymru Africa and in partnership with TED Biogas, we will construct 17 toilets at Thaba Tseka Primary School. 

Responding to a request for support from Basotho teachers in Thaba Tseka, teachers from Wales will spend 6 months from January 2018 training and supporting teachers and student teachers to deliver the new Lesotho curriculum on Infectious Diseases in primary schools.  

What we will do

Education

Children at Phahameng love their new toilets!

We link the construction of the toilets to education on infectious diseases, hand washing and community awareness raising activities.  

We give training on proper maintenance of the toilets and stay in touch to help sort out any problems should they arise.

 

Our toilets

Our toilets are gender sensitive, accessible and culturally appropriate and are constructed with the buy-in of the school and wider community.

We do not simply build toilets and walk away: we work with the community to ensure the right toilets are built in the right place and that all pupils have access to safe and clean facilities, including handwashing. 

Awareness

In Lesotho - We will support this work with fun and engaging awareness raising events with the wider community in Thaba Tseka. Working with health and education partners, our activities will be highlighting the importance of simple life saving actions such as handwashing. 

In Wales – Working with schools, businesses and Public Health Wales, we will increase knowledge and understanding of Global Citizenship and WASH issues. 

How you can help - LinkaLoo

Through our LinkaLoo project, you can help us improve the safety and dignity of children in Lesotho and support the construction of toilets in schools. 

Are you a school, NGO or business? Would you like to get involved?

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