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Lerai Primary School Latrines

Project Status: Completed

Funds Provided By OFDC: $1,680

Funds Provided By The Local Community: $420

Lerai Primary School requested assistance with the construction of 6 latrines, 3 for boys and 3 for girls. Latrines are essential to provide a place for human waste and help prevent the spread of diseases; also give girls a place of privacy during their menstrual cycle so they can stay in school. Lerai Primary has 92 students and 5 teachers that had to share 2 latrines. This project creates a more comfortable environment for the students and teachers which has a positive effect on the learning experience.

This project was facilitated by Joseph Nyambane, the head teacher at Lerai Primary. Joseph did an excellent job at ensuring our donor’s dollars were spent for the purpose they were intended for and communicating the status of the project to OFDC. OFDC’s founder, Nia Sherar, and executive director, Dalton Wilson, viewed the latrines in September during OFDC’s annual project inspection trip to Kenya. The latrines were constructed using local labor and supplies putting money into the economy and providing work for the local community. The parents of the students attending Lerai Primary provided 20% of the project’s cost which promotes self sufficiency and human achievement. Having the local community raise 20% of the project’s cost creates a sense of pride and ownership in the project.

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