Project information

Girls & Sanitation

Girls and Sanitation helps support girls education at schools in Uganda and Zambia. The project has just finished it's first year, and will run for 5 years in Uganda & 3 in Zambia. The project provides sanitary resources, training and infrastructure to keep girls in school.

January 2017 - December 2022

Charity information: African Revival

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  • Need

    Need

    At schools we work with in Uganda 30% of girls that start Primary School do not finish it.

    Solution

    Our project provides girls with sanitary resources, training and infrastructure. 35 schools in Uganda and Zambia are supported through this project.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To keep more girls in school, leading to higher potential earnings for girls in the future.


    Activities

    » Provision of sanitary materials
    » Provision of latrines or boreholes
    » Training students (boys & girls), teachers and community members to ensure taboos around menstruation are addressed

    What success will look like

    We are collecting data on female retention in Uganda, as well as constant feedback from beneficiaries.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Less girls will drop out of school due to menstruation. Attendance of girls will improve, leading to improved academic attainment - which we will demonstrate by monitoring Primary leaving exam results at every school.

    Risk

    Negative cultural attitudes. Improved attendance not necessarily leading to improved academic outputs (we run other projects at these schools, including phonics - which helps to improve literacy). This approach means our programmes all complement each other, and means that monitoring of rural schools is easier with staff visiting for different projects.

    Reporting

    We share quarterly reports with our donors. Any donors will be added to our email list

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £14,576

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,465 Pad Provision Providing 3,000 packs of reusable pads to girls in 25 schools in Northern Uganda
      £6,000 One Borehole £6,000 could fund one borehole
      £111 Workshop £111 could fund a sanitation at one school - with a qualified trainer, training both boys and girls
  • Background

    Location

    This project runs at 23 schools in Northern Uganda, and 13 schools in Zambia.

    Beneficiaries

    Young girls at Primary Schools will benefit from this project - around 4,600 a year. Girls at primary schools we work often drop out when menstruation begins, as they do not have adequate resources.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    African Revival has been working in these areas for over ten years, and our first girls education programme began in 2012.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Harriet Ageno

    Harriet Ageno is our Sanitation Officer in Uganda, and is experienced at discussing a range of health topics with young pupils.

£2.80

Provides sanitary resources for one girl over 1 academic year.