Kakooge Town, Nakasongola, Uganda

BACKGROUND

Mid Land Senior Secondary School is situated at Kakooge Town Council, Kakooge Sub County, Nakasongola County, Nkasongola District in central Uganda. The school was privately founded by the family of Muwonge in 2007 and later on the Government took it over as a seed school for Universal Secondary Education but going through a lot of hardship in funding, infrastructural development, water and sanitation

The founder, Muwonge is a Christian and he is a deacon in the faith within central region. He went through tough times to reach where he is and felt he could do something to narrow such gaps, he came up with the school and managed it well up to a time when the Government took it over but he is still on the Board of Governor committee.

Hydromisisons received a request to help at this school because it was on the brink of being shut down due to the poor hygiene conditions. V.I.P. latrines are very good for these conditions, but they are costly and a burden on a small secondary school’s budget. This project came at the right time for the 160 boys and girls because the Health inspector had given a warning to close the school in May 2017 if the latrine wasn’t put in place. Had the latrines not been constructed, the boys and girls would have been sent home indefinitely for the poor hygiene of their school.

Funding from Hydromissions, overseen by our field manger in Uganda, built a four stances’ V.I.P pit latrine for Mid Land Secondary School with a curtain wall and a wash area [urinal] for the side of the boys.

Facts

A Ventilated improved pit (V.I.P.) latrine constructed for a secondary school

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Kakooge Town, Nakasongola, Uganda 2017