Water and sanitation: creating a better learning environment

Integrated Sustainable sanitation and hygiene educational intervention

During the last project carried out by the Lutheran Development Services Worthy toilets and access to safe drinking water it became clear that the necessity of water and sanitation projects in order to prevent epidemics and to provide a healty learning environment is vital.
This follow-up project is carried out in three schools within the drought poverty stricken area in the lowveld and in one school of the northern part of the country where levels of vulnerability and poverty is high coupled with the high levels of orphans and vulnerable children.
The main objective is to improve the basic sanitation and to promote hygiene practices in four primary schools benefiting approximately 1,500 pupils.

Project site

Big Bend and Pigg’s Peak in the Hhohho and Lubombo districts, (Map)


Primarily, the direct beneficiaries are the 1500 school children (below 16 years), but also their parents, the teachers and the communities benefit from the better health of the children and the prevention of epidemics.

Project costs and assistance by sahee

The entire project costs are CHF 30’000.–, whereas sahee takes over CHF 28’000.–.

Sahee contributes 28'000 CHF and stays in regular contact with the project leaders, monitors the activities and visits the project on site.

Duration of assistance

1st of November 2013 to 31st of October 2014

Local counterpart

Lutheran Development Services (LDS)

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Project overview

Many children for still too few latrines


Newly established latrines at Dumisa Primary school with separate sections for girls and boys


At this Carepoint for orphans, needs are assessed with beneficiaries and teachers before proposing a tailor-made solution