Lack of access to sanitary facilities in Kampala slums is still a big challenge to many households and schools and poses a great risk to the health of children and the community.
As one way of helping some of these needy schools in Kampala, Ruparelia Foundation yesterday handed over an eco-toilet facility to Good Samaritan primary school in Kamwokya, Kampala.
According to the officials, the eco-brick toilet project will also benefit the residents in the slums of Nsooba Kamwokya.
Ruparelia Group managing director, Rajiv Ruparelia said the objective of the project is to improve health, education, sports and general welfare among the slum dwellers.
He said plastic bottles collected from the slum were used to construct these eco toilets, hence the project played a double role of improving community hygiene and environmental conservation through recycling the bottles.
“The objective is to see how we can measure our social impact through using waste products and the project is aimed at saving the schools without toilets,”he said.
According to the Ruparelia,the project saw 13 million different types of plastics removed from the environment and 22,000 plastic bottles recycled to make bricks that were used to build the toilets.
He added that at least 10 toilets were created out of this project for the school and the community.
The eco project was undertaken by the Ruparelia Foundation in conjunction with the Ghetto Research Lab.