Provision of toilet facility to Dodowa Presby basic school

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PROVISION OF TOILET FACILITY TO DODOWA PRESBY BASIC SCHOOL (Ghana) 2020-09-04T00:46:20+00:00

Project Description

Provision of toilet facility to Dodowa Presby basic school: (Ghana)

  • Focus: Health & Food
  • Location: Ghana
  • Start date: April 2019 – August 2019
  • Club / Union : Soroptimist Club of Accra (Ghana)
  • Number of women/girls this project reached/will reach: 330

Funds needed:
€ 10,000

The project has been successfully completed!

The Project

The project is a collaborative effort between SI Accra and SI Kyoto-Japan (Donor) in response to a request for assistance received from Dodowa Presby Basic  school (Beneficiary Institution) for provision of toilet facilities so as to enable and encourage girl children to go to school, especially during their menstrual periods.

  • SI Kyoto will provide budgetary support equivalent to 15% of total cost;
  • SI Accra will provide budgetary contribution equivalent to 85% of total cost;
  • Biofil Ghana Ltd. will provide construction, installation and servicing under contractual services agreement (CSA);
  • SI Accra will provide building supervision and project oversight;
  • The Beneficiary Institution will provide the land.

The Goals

  • To address poor sanitation in the community/school by providing the target area with sanitation facility through the provision of improved sanitation facilities (Biofil Toilet System (BTS)).
  • Improve sanitation in the community/school and among girls : 330 girls use 2 toilet cubicles (Ratio of girls/toilet is 165:1) – the project seeks to resolve the situation by providing a separate block of 6 cubicles for girls.
  • Improve girl-child attendance at school through improved sanitation, especially during their menstrual periods;
  • Work towards meeting the Government of Ghana guidelines for the provision of public sanitation facilities in the required ratio of 25:1 (25 persons to 1 toilet).

Methods of implementing the project

  • The Beneficiary Institution will provide the land;
  • SI Kyoto will provide budgetary support equivalent to 15% of total cost;
  • SI Accra will provide budgetary contribution equivalent to 85% of total cost;
  • Biofil Ghana Ltd. will provide construction, installation and servicing under contractual services agreement (CSA);
  • SI Accra will provide building supervision and project oversight;
  • SI Accra/Biofil Ghana Ltd will provide user training to the community.

Expected outcomes

  • 330 girls will have access to 6 toilet cubicles;
  • Improved ratio of girls/toilet realized (Ratio of 55:1);
  • Improved sanitation;
  • Improved girl-child school attendance for 330 girls;
  • 330 women empowered.

Budget

The total anticipated budget is EUR 14,707.

Funding received so far:

  • SI Kyoto EUR 1764.88
  • SI Accra 4847,52 EUR

Context

The Dodowa Presby Basic ‘B’ school is a school in Dodowa, a rural community near Accra. The total student population of the school is 645. The girl-child population is 330 (51%).  The main objective of the project is to provide additional toilet facilities dedicated for use by girl children, as a means of encouraging school attendance among girls.

Immediate objectives

  • Provide improved sanitation/toilet facility to the target area;
  • promote good hygienic practice among girls in the target area;
  • facilitate the uninterrupted schooling of girls.

Long-term objective

  • Empower girls and women in the community
  • Contribute to achieving SDGs 5,6 & 11

Evaluation – Follow-up

The success of the project will be evaluated based on the expected outcomes as follows:

  • Impact on sanitation practice among the recipients, especially the girl-child;
  • Improvement level of girl child school attendance;
  • Impact of user training;
  • Sustainability of the facility;
  • Good prospects for replication to benefit/impact other communities.

 Project Report

You can read the report HERE

Supporting club(s)

  • SI Accra is linked with SI Kyoto in this venture: SI Kyoto will provide budgetary support equivalent to 15% of total cost.

  • SI Emmental (Switzerland):  CHF 1000

  • SI Emmental (Switzerland):  USD 968,32

  • SI Sacramento (USA): € 150

The project has been completed and handed over to the beneficiary institution.

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