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Save The Children rehabilitates schools toilets

January 13, 2016 By Ibrahim Tarawallie

Save The Children has completed the rehabilitation of toilet facilities in twenty primary schools in the Western Area.

The poor condition of toilet facilities in these schools prompted the United Kingdom charity to provide funds to rehabilitate the hitherto dilapidated facilities.

The organisation very recently handed over the facilities to authorities at City Mission Primary School at Bathurst Street and Sierra Leone Muslim Brotherhood Primary School on Naimbana Street in Freetown.

According to Save The Children’s Freetown Field Manager, George Kijana, the British organisation placed much interest in ensuring that children in schools learn in a conducive environment.

“Our interest is to ensure that children in schools learn in a conducive environment and good sanitation is key in achieving this,” he said. “Sanitation plays an important role in disease prevention, especially considering the fact that the country is just coming out from the deadly Ebola outbreak.”

While thanking school authorities for their collaboration and support to ensure completion of the project, Mr. Kijana expressed hope that they would maintain the facilities for the benefit of pupils and teachers.

Speaking to Concord Times, Head Teacher of City Mission Primary School, Ms. Cordelia Campbell, was full of praise for Save The Children and assured that they would keep the facility clean at all times.

“You have done a great job for us. We have been in dire need of such help. Sanitation makes children feel good to learn. Our toilet facility has been in a deplorable condition for quite a while now,” she disclosed and added that the deplorable sanitation condition had been affecting the smooth running of the school, with some parents and guardians finding new schools with proper sanitation for their children and wards.

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