The village chief in Lima’s community says 30% of children drop out of primary school, with many citing poor health as a key reason.
As part ChildFund’s long-term commitment in Cambodia, it has supported many initiatives that are giving hard-to-reach, remote communities effective sanitation solutions that will help stop the spread of disease. Our objective is to ensure schools are safe places where children can thrive.
Lima’s school now has four new toilet blocks and a handwashing station to promote hygiene and keep students healthy.
“I am so happy to have these new bathrooms and new hand washing station,” Lima says. “I am happy to come to school every day and commit to clean and maintain the new latrine keeping it last longer.”
ChildFund’s water and sanitation programs have also helped to generate new income-earning opportunities for youth in a neighbouring community where only one quarter of the households had working sanitation.