2018年09月24日

EVERYONE SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN SANITATION

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Due to increased population in public primary schools, has put a strain on sanitation facilities. Kenya has 21,718 primary schools.

In Nairobi there are 225 public primary schools and Early Childhood Development Education Centers. Factually, most of these schools have very poor sanitary facilities.

Children have a right to basic facilities such as clean toilets, safe drinking water, adequate washing areas, clean surroundings and access to health and hygiene education.

A study reveals that every year 17,000 children die from sanitation-related diseases in Kenya alone. Diarrhoea is a leading cause of death among children under the age of five; claiming about 1.5 million children every year in developing countries.

Children affected by diseases caused by poor sanitation often miss classes and eventually lag behind and perform poorly in exams.

It is evident that proper sanitation in schools ensures that no child misses class; it increases their concentration in class and ultimately improves their performance.

The key to proper sanitation, according to my observation, is having access to clean water and availability of sanitary facilities such as toilets and running water. The main mandate of the office of Public Health is to enforce proper sanitation standards in public areas of which little is done.

The schools should involve the pupils in tasks such as cleaning toilets, despite there being a cleaner. This will have had a considerable impact in combating sanitation-related ailments.

Hilda

posted by resultsjp at 22:29| Comment(3) | 情報
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子どもに手洗いの必要性を教えることは大事ですね
Posted by ことり at 2018年09月25日 08:16
衛生環境の整備が急務ですね。
Posted by しん at 2018年09月26日 07:55
まずは手洗いから。できることから始めたいですね。
Posted by ひら at 2018年09月28日 13:01
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