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: