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Installation of hand washing system secures school operation in Rwanda

A project from PoorPoor Foundation e.V.
in Kayonza, Rwanda

Equipping non-governmental schools with hand-washing systems secures school operation in Rwanda

Stefanie Zumbruch
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The Corona pandemic hits developing countries particularly hard, since necessary hygiene measures are usually difficult or impossible to implement. 

Smaller schools in the very poor suburbs of Rwanda are self-financing; the operators of these schools have no lobby and therefore receive no government support. 

However, the country's pandemic decree stipulates the installation of hand-washing systems as a basic prerequisite for the reopening of all schools. State schools are 100% subsidized in this regard. 

In all other cases, the schools themselves are responsible, which is an insoluble problem given the permanent lack of financial resources.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have therefore concentrated our development aid in the field of education on the installation of hand-washing systems to enable a large number of non-state schools to 
reopen and thus enable as many poor children as possible to attend classes on a continuous basis.

In parallel, this hygiene measure has significantly reduced the infection rate in general in these schools, which has a lasting (or sustainable?) positive impact on the health of children and teachers. 

Between January 2021 and December 2021, 10 schools were reopened in this way, enabling more than 1,300 children to attend classes regularly. 

But there are other small to medium sized schools that are the result of a private initiative and that will remain closed if there is no outside help because they lack the financial resources.

Therefore, it is our declared goal to equip at least 10 more schools with hand washing systems (depending on size and number of students from one to three washing stations) in 2022, so that school operations can be resumed here as well. 

Help to give children the chance of education and thus a better future! 

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Equipping non-governmental schools with hand-washing systems secures school operation in Rwanda

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betterplace.org is the largest German donation platform. Since 2007 we have been helping people, aid organizations and companies to do good. All projects on betterplace.org are non-profit. Since we ourselves also do not work for profit, our platform is free of charge for the projects.
2007founded
12,500non-profit organisations
185m €for a good cause
Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (Logo)