MOSHI, TANZANIA

Majengo School Hand-Washing Center

THE PROBLEM

WHY IT'S HAPPENING

In Tanzania, 38% of water points are not functional.

A potential cause for this probelm? Often times, community members aren't involved in the process of designing, building, and maintaining these facilities.

THE SOLUTION

A school hand-washing center created, built, and maintained by students and community members.

14-year-old Asha Mohammed recognized this problem during our Youth Innovation Lab program. We worked with Tanzania Rural Empowerment Organization, who facilitated the YIL in Moshi, to design a model for a handwashing station catered to the needs of the locals plus a larger campaign called "Kuosha mikono ni kwa kila mtu" (hand-washing is for everyone), where youth will promote proper WASH practices to the community. This project was sponsored by a grant from Disney.

Hear from Margret Beda, a school employee.

According to Mr. Tesha, the assistant headteacher, the following are the changes already being experienced in the school:

AYANA was founded to equip young people to transform their communities for the better through educational offerings and microgrants. Our program curriculum has reached over 500 young people and funded youth-led projects have impacted thousands of their community members.