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HYGIENE EDUCATION AND TOILETS

girlIn early 2015 and after nearly 3 years of applying we were awarded BIG Lottery funding for a three year Hygiene Project which will include providing every house in the village with a toilet. Prior to this no house had one!

The project will be headed up by the Togolese Red Cross providing all the training modules and will include training up the villagers to deliver some of the later modules themselves. There are 12 different topics to be given to all the women and children in the village in addition to up to 100 women from surrounding villages.


In terms of the toilets, having never had one before choosing which type to have proved to be slightly problematical despite our best efforts. So in an effort to help we took a bus load of people from Agome - Svah to another village - many miles away- to see what toilets they have had installed as overseen by the Red Cross.

As always we had to raise a sizeable amount of money ourselves but much to our delight the T and J Meyers Family foundation stepped in to help out. A big and sincere thank you to them - and to the BIG Lottery of course!

The project is progressing and improving all the time. We have now completed some 20 toilets with others under construction and the training modules are regularly taking place.

Thank you to everyone involved in this life changing and complex project.

July 2016