490 (255 girls and 235 boys) School children are going to enjoy a new school latrine at Mkasu primary school. MSABI through AUSAID donation have successfully installed 10 toilet rooms-which have a ecological composting pit latrine design in Mkasu village located at Kiberege ward in the Kilombero District. In November 2013, the MSABI Sanitation team conducted thorough research to all schools that have sent their applications for the construction of a school latrine. Mkasu was identified to be the most in-need for a new school latrine, taking into consideration the number of children at the school and the completely broken and malfunctioning existing facility.
New School Latrine, with sanitation and hygiene massages on walls to remind school children on proper use of the latrine.
Ecological Sanitation is one among the technologies that MSABI is promoting to be used/adopted by rural dwellers of the Kilombero valley. The advantages of ecological sanitation include the production of low cost fertilizers for crops, protection of underground aquifers from the sealed septic tank, low cost of installation which is especially as it can be afforded by rural people here in Tanzania.
|Girls side, the first room is special room for disabled children|
Rain water harvesting system installed to assist filling water in hand washing tanks during rainy season.