Lack of clean water and sanitation infrastructure is a huge draw back we have in Ethiopia. Poverty, unhealthy condition and lack of knowledge about hygiene are something we strongly need to work on as a country.
According to UNICEF reports on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Ethiopia, 60 to 80 % of communicable diseases are attributed to limited access to safe water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene services. In addition, an estimated 50% of the consequences of under nutrition are caused by environmental factors that include poor hygiene and lack of access to water supply and sanitation.
It has been noticed that for visually impaired students in Ligaba Beyene elementary school in Wolita Soddo the problem of hygiene and sanitation is a main concern. There is lack of adequate shower in their house since they rent low cost houses, for this reason and they use public showers for a minimal fee for every shower they take.
We currently have 36 visually impaired students that don’t have access to adequate showers in their homes and school. They face challenges to use restrooms because of availability of toilets for boys and girls separately.
Nitsu Project aims to solve this problem by building showers for visually impaired students in Ligaba Beyene elementary school to keep and maintain their hygiene and to better attain their education.
Partners: Ethiopian Ministry of Health & Ethiopian Ministry of Education