Clean water and toilets can make a world of difference, just ask the teachers and children at Kimangora Primary School in Kenya.
Since the school got new toilets and clean water in September last year, the diseases that hampered pupils’ health and education are becoming a thing of the past.
“We used to have a fluctuation in attendance,” said Solomon Chepkwony, a teacher at the Bomet County school.
“We had pupils who would be here for one school term, and then not show for the second. That was because of ill health and poor facilities.
“We only had two toilets that were being shared by more than 60 pupils and staff. The toilets were terrible because they were being used by so many people. They would become very dirty and smelly.
“Instead of using them, children would defecate outside.”