Conclusion of Ngoma School Latrine Project – Namibia
The project was to construct a 4-person latrine for the school.
Project funds were used to purchase necessary materials in order to build a 4-person latrine near the Ngoma Junior Primary School. The materials purchased included zinc oxide, concrete mix, plastic toilet pots, doors, door frames, and pipes.
The project was made possible due to community support via transport, fetching water from the river for the concrete mix, and volunteer labor.
Justin reports on how the project was received by the community:
The results have been overwhelmingly positive. Students no longer travel long distances to use the bush toilet, which improved sanitation and school attendance.
A secondary benefit is that the school staff and some involved community members see firsthand the benefit of a concerted volunteer effort in achieving a common goal.
Justin has since completed his Peace Corps service, and is now an MPH Candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. We are grateful for his completion of this project, and wish him the best.
We again wish to thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funds for this project.