School and Community Support in Munyanya Village
Lack of access to sanitation is a major problem affecting the rural areas of Zambia and Munyanya Village is no exception. Therefore we have built 3 toilets for the community. Poor sanitation is a major cause of diarrheal disease, lost labor productivity for adults, missed school days for children, and additional financial burdens for families requiring medical treatment. Most of the kids had never seen a building that had a toilet so they were afraid to go inside at first. So the preschool teacher had a lesson for them on how to use the toilets. We built two “hand washing stations” one located in close proximity to the toilets and the other located near the classroom. We held a teaching session on hand washing.