BENEFITING: Nourish International
ORGANIZER: Johns Hopkins
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Partner Organization: Uganda Rural Development and Training Program (URDT)
Project Description: This year, Nourish at Johns Hopkins University is working with locals in the Kibaale District of Uganda to address public health concerns through the construction of a school kitchen to help provide quality food for students. School children will also engage in sanitation and food hygiene education programs that will result in improved health and easy access to good meals prepared for the pupils and teachers at the school.
Project Details: We will be implementing a Water, Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene (WASSH) program at URDT Community School Kanywamiyaga. The WASSH initiative includes the construction of a kitchen structure that accommodates energy-saving Lorena stoves. The constructed school kitchen will demonstrate a simple and cheap technology that will contribute positively to the health of the school community, conserve the environment and also enable the pupils and staff to access well prepared meals from a sanitary cooking place. We will also help to support education programs for the children on proper usage of the kitchen facilities and sanitation (such as hand washing, food hygiene, usage of utensils). The project will directly benefit 146 pupils, 20 school staff, 68 parents in the Parents Garden group, and over 150 households around the school.
About the Partner: URDT was founded to addres the missing link in development programs by merging education and training with rural development interventions, with the intent of empowering marginalized people living in rural communities. URDT has a holistic approach to development that recognizes the inter-relationship between health, nutirtion, sanitation, water management, rural technologies, sustainable income generation, governance, and environment.
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