Newly constructed Mechanized Water System and Ablution block elates the Government
World Vision Zambia, through its Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene project has constructed eight (8) ultra-modern water reticulation mechanization systems and Ablution blocks in Sinazongwe district.
Makonkoto Primary School has that have benefited from the provision of clean tap water from a mechanized water system and Sinazongwe Primary School is the recipient of the Ablution block that has been handed over to the Zambian Government by World Vision Zambia.
World Vision Zambia Operations Associate Director, Kenny Sondoyi said the construction of a 20,000-litre water system valued at K722,775.00 will provide water to 815 learners and 128 households surrounding the school.
“The water reticulation system opens up opportunities for improved wellbeing and learning processes for children, for example, this school has a population of 815 learners which 400 are girls, he said. “Girls have now a chance to attend class throughout the school calendar without disturbance during the menstrual period because they can come to school and take breaks to freshen up using the ablution facility made possible through this mechanization.”
Meanwhile, the organization constructed an Ablution block worth K350,434 at Sinazongwe Primary School to improve sanitation and hygiene practices among learners.
Sinazongwe Primary School Headteacher, Mrs. Hilda Syabwata said the school had suffered major sanitary issues after the six latrines that were initially allotted for pupils collapsed.
“We are grateful to World Vision Zambia for this gesture, which will not help us improve our teaching standards but will also lead to improved hygiene and sanitation at the school. Previously, teachers sacrificed two latrines meant for them to the pupils because they didn’t have anything to use. This posed a severe public health hazard since the two latrines were not enough to accommodate all the learners,” said Mrs. Syabwata
The HeadTeacher further assured World Vision Zambia that they would work together with the parents and pupils to ensure that the ablution block is well taken care of and is put to good use.