In October 2017, Mukwashi Trust School broke ground on a Secondary School facility at their campus in Lusaka West, Zambia. The new school building was completed earlier this year with funds raised in part by Bridges of Peace and Hope Clubs and supporters around the world. You can see a video of the ceremony and construction process here.
Mukwashi continues to build the capacity of Zambian teachers and ensure quality education for children in the peri-rural community of Lusaka. However, to maintain a safe and prosperous learning environment for all students and staff, Mukwashi needs to construct a new sanitation facility on campus.
We aim to raise $60,000 for a new sanitation block to service Mukwashi Trust School students and staff. In addition to covering the supplies and labor needed to build the sanitation structures, these funds will be used to bring new freshwater resources to campus and supplement sanitary supplies for female students.
In Zambia’s schools, there is an average of one toilet for every 124 pupils. Lack of sanitation facilities adversely affects adolescent girls – who can miss up to 20% of their school year due to lack of lavatory services. 500 million girls around the world lack facilities to manage their periods. This contributes to gender inequality and disempowerment on every level. Improved hygiene decreases disease, increases school performance, and allows for economic growth.
New sanitation infrastructure is essential to MTS students as access to these facilities will allow them to manage their health needs on campus and keep all students in school full time.
A new sanitation block is a bridge to dignity and safety for our students. Join us as we work to improve campus life for all at Mukwashi!
Mukwashi Trust School General Fund
Mukwashi means “family” and Mukwashi Trust School is certainly family to the children, educators, staff, and community that call MTS home.
‘Prepare today for tomorrow’ is the motto of the Mukwashi Trust School and you can help them with a donation today!
In the 2019 school year, MTS needs funding to buy new text books for learners, cover unpaid school fees, increase staff salaries, and cover teacher transportation and rentals.
Your generosity will allow Mukwashi to continue building the capacity of teachers by providing ongoing professional development and providing high quality education that offers its students life worthy learning experiences from grades Pre-K to 11.
Thank you for helping Mukwashi Trust School!