Ruparelia Foundation together with partners this Friday will hand over new and complete furnished sanitary facilities to Good Samaritan Primary school located in Mulago III East Nsooba, Kamwokya slum area.
The shs 50m facilities were built using proceeds from the Royal Ascot Goat Races 2019 held at Speke Resort Munyonyo in partnership with Tamarai investments ltd and Ghetto Research Lab also the contractor.
Other funders included Tusker larger, Robbialac, Speke Resort Munyonyo, NTV Uganda, Sanyu FM and Goldstar insurance company.
This is part of its mission of working to improve and promote health, education, sports, general welfare, relieve poverty, better human livelihood, support wild life and animal welfare and preservation of the environment by fostering partnerships among businesses, corporations, governments, non-governmental organizations and private individuals.
The project construction which commenced on December 6th 2019 but delayed due to COVID- 19 pandemic was chosen due to its sustainability in nature and its positive impact on the environment while helping local community to earn a living through skills and knowledge transfer.
The objective of the project was also to save the slum based school from being shut down due to lack of sanitary facilities.
The project was also aimed atreducing Plastic pollutants in Kamwokya slum area, provide sanitary facilities to Good Samaritan Orphanage Primary School, improve hygiene and sanitation in the community, protecting and conserving the environment, restoring beneficial uses of plastic waste management as outlined in the KCCA Waste Management act.
According to the contractor, the project saw 13,200,000 plastic bags removed from the environment, 22,000 Plastic bottles recycled and used to make bricks to build the toilets, 500 pupils saved from school closure by health officials because of no sanitary facilities, 100 community members earned from building the structure, 50 Community members taught the skill of making the bricks by stuffing plastic bottles with plastic bags while 13.2 tons of plastic were recycled and 10 toilets built.
The Ruparelia foundation says along with its Partners plan to put up 5 more projects like the one of Kamwokya across Uganda as a way of reaching more communities while positively impacting the environment.