Have you ever struggled to focus at work because you were hungry or had to use the bathroom? Have you ever been afraid to go to the bathroom because it was slightly inconvenient or even dangerous?
This is the daily existence for the children at Holy Rosary Primary School in Ukpor, Anambra State, Nigeria. Their school has no bathroom facilities. When they have to “go,” their only option is a stand of bushes outside. But this is scary and dangerous for them because of one alarming reason: snakes.
These snakes are not afraid to bite the children, and several have had to be taken to the hospital after suffering a snakebite!
As a result, the students at Holy Rosary try their hardest to never have to use the bathroom while at school. They don’t eat before or during school. They don’t drink any water. And if worse comes to worst and they absolutely can’t hold it, they go home to use the bathroom—and often don’t return to school until the next day.
How can children learn if they’re hungry, dehydrated, or not even in school?
You can help today! To give these sweet students a new bathroom, complete with 6 commodes (3 for the boys and 3 for the girls), it will cost just $6,613.
Here are some concrete ways you can help:
- $278 provides all digging needed to build
- $306 provides all cinder blocks needed
- $111 provides 10 planks needed for construction
- $83 pays the plumber for his labor
- $47 pays for one toilet ($279 pays for all six!)
Project completed thanks to your generosity!