World Water Day
Published: March 22, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
Children under the age of 15 living in countries affected by protracted conflict are, on average, almost three times more likely to die from Diarrheal diseases caused by lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene than by direct violence.
Similar experiences from children like Kashimwa has forced many children with disabilities out of school and has discouraged a good number from attending school especially for the girls during their menstrual cycles.
To salvage the situation, Grace Jerry, and her team mobilized resources and provided 20 flush toilets and a solar powered borehole providing for over 8,000 children and adults across the school and surrounding community, in Plateau State through the MUSIC FOR TOILET benefit concert.
Due to the continuous challenges that children with disabilities face, Inclusive Friends Association has mapped out 12 more schools across Nigeria’s 6 geo-political zones for these same interventions. Each school will have two blocks of 4 units toilet each for male and female students/ pupils, and a block of two units for male and female staff. A total of 36 blocks of PWD toilets and 12 solar powered boreholes will be provided across these states.
Would you like to support more students with disabilities like Kamshimua? Donate to Inclusive Friends Association today.
Reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gofundme.com/music4toilet or call +234 803 5865 905
By Stephen Idoko