Toilets for the new school in Goshene Kenya
The new school building
The school for the children of Goshene in north-east Kenya was newly built by Peter and Esther Wieser in 2017. The school toilet was a simple hut with a drain hole in the ground. To ensure that the school children and their carers do not have to continue relieving themselves on this drain hole in the ground or in the open, WatSanAid has planned and constructed a toilet building with the support of Preisig AG. Peter Wieser has supervised the construction work on site. The new toilet building has washrooms where that the children and their carers can wash their hands. These are prerequisites to improve the children's hygiene behaviour and to reduce the risk of illness due to insufficient hygiene.
The school lesson
The children are also catered for at school
The old school toilet
This simple hut with a hole in the ground used to be the school's only toilet.
To ensure that the schoolchildren and their carers no longer have to relieve themselves in this hole in the ground or in the open air, WatSanAid has planned and built a toilet building with the support of Preisig AG. Peter Wieser supervised the construction work on site. The new toilet building also has washrooms so that the children and their carers can wash themselves. This will improve the children's hygiene behaviour and reduce the risk of illness due to inadequate hygiene (hand washing).
The project for the new toilet building
The construction work
Peter Wieser displays the building plans
The excavation work has begun
Sand is delivered
Limestone from a local quarry to build the walls
The faeces pit is costructed
Peter Wieser checking the concrete reinforcement
The floor slab for the toilet building has been concreted
Peter Wieser also lends a hand with the bricklaying
The toilet building takes shape
Ester Wieser teaches the villagers how to grow vegetables
A festive meal for the children prepared by Ester Wieser
Die Fenster werden mit Glasbausteinen verschlossen
Das Profilblechdach ist fertiggestellt und das Mauerwerk aussen verputzt
Wände und Böden werden mit Keramikplatten belegt
Der Platten Belag in den WC Kabinen ist fertig gestellt
Regenwasser zum Händewaschen wird in Tanks gesammelt
Das Regenwasser wird mit einer aqua-pura Anlage durch UV-C Bestrahlung zu Trinkwasser aufbereitet (www.aqua-pura.org)
Die Fertigstellung des WC Gebäudes nähert sich in hohem Tempo dem Ende
Beautiful wooden doors are rather rare in village schools in Africa
Access to the faeces pit for emptying when it is full
The ventilation pipe of the faeces shaft
The completed toilet building
The new toilet building is handed over to the school management
The washing troughs donated by the Romay company are luxury for the children. The red cups are for dental hygiene.
A stainless steel urinal from the Franke company ensures hygiene without bad odours
The dry WCs from Duravit have a flap in the outlet like the WCs in the SBB carriages used to have
The shower head on the left-hand side is used for cleaning afterwards
Children are taught better hygiene behaviour with pictures from the WatSanAid hygiene brochure
The new toilet building has been completed. Thanks to the great efforts of Peter Wieser and his staff, it is now available to the school in all its splendour
Despite a hard day's work, it is not easy for Peter Wieser to say goodbye to his colleagues in Kenya.