by Moses Wakala (Nov.2010)
Urine diversion Dehydrating Toilets were also piloted in several schools as an entry point for the new technology. During the consultancy period, the following schools were visited and evaluated.
It is now clear that the toilets piloted in primary school were not sufficient to give true picture of the technology impacts in the community. This is because of the high pressure on the facility (only few facilities were built) leading to misuse and or negligence. Many toilets that were well constructed were used very well some days after the first trainings done during the EPP program. Many visited toilets are now unattended and neglected. Many were found with blocked urine pipes and fear of handling other peoples waste as maintenance practice. (see other post on Western Region UDDTs - successful and replicated).
|Mumias Muslim Primary||7.7||Project monitoring and evaluation||Abandoned toilet with blocked urinals|
|12.7||Training on operation and maintenance of UDDT with Environmental club and teachers responsible||After training, better usage is initiated.|
|Challenges of anal cleansing addressed.|
|Khaimba Primary||7.7||Monitoring of facility.||The school had begun well with good use and operation, but later due to change in school management and teacher in charge, the project has been abandoned with blockages and poor maintenance.|
|20.9||Ugunja Workshop preparation.|
|18.10||Re-training of users on operation and maintenance.|
|Kakichuma RC Primary||23.7||Post Training on operation and Management||Toilet in good use.|
|Minimal use of urine on trees in school compound|
|Sibumba Primary||23.7||Monitoring||Minimal toilet use.|
|Toilet ownership to be addressed.|
|Namawanga Primary||24.7||Training on reuse and recycling.||Concept still not well taken due to school administration change.|
|Ngalasia Primary||6.9||Training on urine reuse in farm||Toilets in use|