Toine Ramaker via web
In September 2017, the second phase of the "Football For Water" project in Mozambique was launched by F4W partners Water for Life and the Frisian Urban Sanitation Program. In this phase, attention is focused on the sustainable use of toilets that have been built for 34 primary schools in 4 different cities. A number of training sessions will be repeated to refresh the memory and prepare new employees. The schools are constantly monitored together with local authorities. New toilets are also being built, for the children and for the teachers. For schools that have problems with the water supply water towers are build to store water and all schools are given special buckets with a tap so that the children can always wash their hands.
In October 2017, the initial meetings took place with more than 150 representatives from the beneficiary schools and the local authorities. During the meetings, the first phase of the project was evaluated and the agreements about division of tasks and responsibilities were renewed and signed. A sanitation work plan has also been made for each school for the whole year. After completion of the tendering procedure, the construction work on the selected schools started in December 2017. The construction of 8 toilet blocks for students, 4 toilet blocks for teachers and 8 water towers will be completed this month (February 2018). In January 2017, the first training session took place for the 125 teachers responsible for health and hygiene at the schools. Through special lessons, games and songs they teach the children about the use of the toilets and good hygiene. In addition, they are responsible for monitoring the toilet blocks and reporting on this to the Ministry of Education. Activities will proceed until August 2018, to be continued………..