Our school – a hygiene hub in crisis times

Children draw water at our Making More Health school in Webuye, Western Kenya

In the last months under the umbrella of Making More Health we have finalized the first building block for a school in Bungoma county. The inauguration was planned for end of March. But now this has been postponed. At school 750 students and their families around benefit from the new infrastructure which includes also hygienic water sources. While the school was still under construction many health trainings for the students, but also the teachers and families around have taken place. Mainly on hygiene.

“At our school under construction now also our children are benefitting who draw water at school for their homes. We have installed extra vessels so all people around are using these hygiene facilities now and ask for handwashing. People have a big smile on their face. They are happy to have access,” says Chris, our local partner.

Families who participated in our trainings on hygiene have installed own vessels close to their homes

Still there are a lot of villages in bad state as most of them are ignorant on handwashing and much more empowerment needs be done by our team. There is also a big need for more liquid soap.

Have a short look at this video to get an idea: find a translated summary below.

She says she works for MMH and our local NGO GAASP in Webuye. They take care of people with albinism. She is advocating for handwashing to stop the spread of COVID-19 which is at a high risk of spread among children and older people. She has visited several households explaining to them the importance of hand washing to protect the health. She herself has a child with albinism and has put a hand washing station in her compound. When visitors come, they already know to wash their hands before interacting with the family. She offers hand washing soap

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