TOILETON (WASH in Schools)

Quality sanitary infrastructure is highly important; but adding education and organization equals a lifelong impact!

ASOCIACIÓN CLUB ROTARIO SAN SALVADOR MAQUILISHUAT

Children and Youth

Our story

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene are often overlooked in schools. This is specially true for most of El Salvador’s public schools. The current sanitary conditions in these schools have extremely negative effects in students and the entire school community: from being exposed to mosquito-borne and intestinal diseases to issues of personal safety and poor hygiene habits.In an effort to promote good water, sanitation and hygiene habits that will prevent disease, improve school assistance and quality of education, tackle gender issues and generate a culture of responsible sustainability; our Rotary Club is committed to working with schools, their communities, and other local stakeholders through its TOILETON (WASH in Schools) Project. WWe plan to renovate the existing sanitary facilities and develop capacities and behavioral hygiene habits among the school’s students, teachers, parents and community leaders. The project will measure and demonstrate an increased knowledge of WASH practices by the school community and a reduction in school absences caused by diseases related to poor water, sanitation and hygiene practices. 

During 2018, we successfully completed the TOILETON project in 4 different Salvadoran Schools; and now plan to expand this program to at least 5 more schools during 2019.

With your help, we will be able to obtain additional funds from the Rotary Foundation and bring this project to as many schools as possible.

The following Monitoring and Evaluation Plan will ensure that each TOILETON project has achieved, that the student population (girls and boys between 6 and 16 years old, including students with disabilities) have access to water and sanitation by:

WASH in Schools Goals

  1. Providing equitable School access to safe water and sanitation infrastructure with local accepted infrastructure, improved sanitation and hygiene, including Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)
  2. Strengthening of capacities by school community to develop, fund and maintain sustainable water and sanitation system.
  3. To provide sustainable and replicable practices  that enhance the school community’s awareness of the benefits of safe water, and adequate sanitation and hygiene habits. 
  4. Explain why your project is valuable to your supporters and the world (or the Latino community).

TOILETON is a sustainable intervention of safe water and sanitation, which empowers the entire school community from kindergarten to high school on the need to change hygiene habits in a practical way and ensuring the participation of parents, educators and education – health authorities  and community leaders. It also includes the construction of sanitary infrastructure, gray water management, food management from a sustainability approach and the use of low-cost local technologies.

The Rotary Maquilishuat Club was founded in 2001 and has implemented hundreds of of development projects and assisting the most vulnerable population all across El Salvador. Between 2016 and 2018 the Club San Salvador Maquilishuat District 4240 has developed three successful WASH projects in schools, in partnership with World Vision El Salvador and with the private sector:

  • Parvularia San Francisco Zapotitán Community School Center in Ciudad Arce.
  • Talnique Educational Complex School. Talnique Municipality.
  • Tres Ceibas School Center. Municipality of Armenia.

Challenge:

The possible risks of TOILETON are the lack of prioritization and participation of the school community in water and sanitation issues. To this end, a water and sanitation sustainability committee will be formed, which will be trained in hygiene knowledge from a gender and rights approach, maintenance of sanitary facilities and management of local resources and private enterprise for sustainability.

Construction of washable bathrooms segregated by gender and special abilities: 350 students considering the standard ratio of one toilet for every 25 girls and a urinal and toilet for every 40 boys.  US $16,250.00.

  • Construction supervision US $2,000.00
  • WASH technician for 6 months $4,500.00
  • Training materials $500.00
  • Transportation and Technician Logistics $1,500.00
  • Snacks for the training sessions $1,500.00
  • Administrative costs and final evaluation (10%) $2,250.00

TOTAL US $29,000.00

The funds will be invest in the school and we are going to design the implementation in phases.

100% of all donations to our WASH in Schools project will be allocated to obtaining additional funds from the Rotary Foundation. If there are unused funds, these will be equally distributed between the schools in which we have completed the WASH in Schools Project to help them achieve long term sustainability.




Givers

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Jose Benjamin Perez

Go ahead

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Francisco Alvarado

God bless you

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Anonymous

Great idea! I hope you can reach your goal.

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Anonymous

los invito a donar es un gran proyecto!!! con tu donación estaremos ayudando a miles de niños de El Salvador

Óscar Peña

Es un proyecto fabuloso que ayuda mucho a dignificar a nuestros niños

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Gabriela

Un proyecto ejemplar!!!!

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Zonia Kalil

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Roberto A. Alvarado

Great initiative that’s worth supporting!

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Reina Durán

Join us, help kids in El Salvador to have better life conditions/ Unámonos, ayuda a que los niños en El Salvador tengan mejores condiciones de vida.

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Valentin Quan

Excellent project for our children !!!

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Elizabeth de Zavaleta

Lindo proyecto, muchos niños de veran beneficiados

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  • Eugenia Nosthas

    Es un excelente proyecto, Toileton, ya tiene 5 escuelas y ha logrado cambios positivos en toda la comunidad. Gracias a la capacitación WASH la infraestructura sanitaria esta en excelentes condiciones y todos están comprometidos en mantenerla (estudiantes, maestros, padres de familia). Busca en Facebook “Gente en Acción Club Rotario SS Maquilishuat” para más información.