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Rehabilitation of St John Primary School
St John School is a K1-K8 located in a village; Amamba in Nigeria with a population of about 200 students, ages 6 to 11 years old. I toured the school facility and interviewed the school headmaster (Principal). It is such a heartbreaking experience for me personally, as a mother with a school age daughter to see the unsafe, poor sanitary and unhealthy environment that the students are exposed to in a learning environment.
1. The kids are use pit toilets covered with grass, algae/fungi, and that are sinking, which poses a safety concern to the students. The students would rather go to the bushes around the school for toilets, exposing and endangering them to snake or scorpion bites, or even being molested by unscrupulous villagers.
2. There are no windows or doors in most of the classrooms, when it rains, the students would all find shelter at a corner (which means no classes as long as it is raining).
3. There is no running water in the school either for drinking or for hygienic purposes.
4. There are no lights in the classrooms, and we understand the health issues that could result from constant straining of the eyes for these kids.
5. The ceilings are dropping half way, posing a hazard for the kids.
6. The floorings in the classrooms have ditches with puddle of water during the rainy season.
UPDATED ESTIMATE FOR ST JOHN SCHOOL WATER, SANITATION AND REHABILITAION PROJECT (LABOR NOT INCLUDED)
Cost for 4 toilets
Cost for 22 Windows
Cost for 7 Doors
Ceiling, and Roofing
Electricity and Plumbing,
Borehole drilling and Tank
Can you please help with this project that would restore hope to the St. John School Community? Any little assistance would help with the rehabilitation.