people do not have access to toilets
W.A.S.H. (water, sanitation and hygiene)
Inadequate access to clean water and sanitation kills and sickens thousands of people every day. Lack of proper sanitation, water and hygiene also have many other serious consequences. Children – and particularly girls – are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities.
Women and children are forced to walk long distances and spend a large part of their day collecting water. Extreme thirst and diseases result in children’s diminished learning. Crops fail, livestock die and people are less productive due to illness. Without WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), sustainable development is impossible. Access to clean water, decent sanitation together with hygiene practices reduces child mortality, improves health and education outcomes, and contribute to reduced poverty and sustainable development. Hence, it is high on the ChildsLife agenda.
Sanitation & Hygiene
Together with water systems, ChildsLife equips schools with toilets and hand washing basins. ChildsLife’s work doesn’t stop there. ChildsLife works closely with schoolteachers and communities so they can bring about change in local hygiene practices like hand washing.