Sanitation is one of major health components of life that need to be considered in carrying out Early Childhood endevours. The children under 6 years of age need clean and within-the-reach toilets. At both Taulo and Nandolo Nursery Schools there have been no permanent toilets. The first one which was built at Taulo Nursery School was demolished by the last year’s heavy rains. The obvious need was felt as an urgent one and was agreed to be considered in this year though it was not in the budget (of the year).
At a place where more than 300 children of ages less than 6, it is pertinent to have such facilities in order to make the environment conducive and safe from various diseases that come due to lack of sanitation amenities.
The ad hoc plan was that two semi-detached pit latrines (toilets) be constructed at Taulo and Nandolo Nursery Schools before the rains or before this year ends. As per budget, USD4,214 was provided by Future Vision Ministries (CA) to construct the pit latrines.
This report, therefore, is aimed at updating the various stakeholders of the development on the same so far.
Nandolo Pit Latrine
The work commenced on 21 November, 2013. The building of the wall from the bottom of the pit up to foundation level is finished but it had to stall for a while in order to give opportunity to Taulo pit latrine construction as the rains were about to commence since Taulo is more prone to floods than Nandolo.
As it was felt more urgent to have the pit latrine done before the rains especially at Taulo Nursery School, it was commenced on 26 November, 2013.
Rain start in Taulo Area
Just few minutes after the roof was fixed with iron sheet at Taulo, heavy rains poured. Thank heavens, it that time otherwise the work could have been negatively affected.
The whole work went very well from the start to finish. Chief Taulo and his subordinates were so friendly and committed to the work. They cherished the provision of the toilet. George tremendous work of supervising the work.