ZOA has dedicated WASH facilities including Latrine, Hand Pump and Hand Washing Station to the Dartu-Ta Public School in Margibi County value at eleven thousand United States dollars (US$11,000).
ZOA’s manager of finance and operations in Liberia, Harmen Sas on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, told newsman that the project is among several projects funded by school going kids living in the Netherland. He disclosed that the children raised fund for the facilities and other schools in Liberia.
Mr. Sas narrated that prior to the implementation of the project, ZOA has built 16 Wells in Nimba County and decided to use the remaining cash to construct the facilities.
He noted that the project is of great value to the students on grounds that sanitation together with school feeding helps the children to grow, perform and be healthier. He added that it also reduces illnesses and create awareness about sanitation for the students.
The ZOA manager of finance and operations further averred that the Organization has been working with Dartu-Ta Public School running a home run school meals program (school feeding program).
Mr. Sas meanwhile urged students of the Dartu-Ta Public School to make use of the facilities. He, however, expressed hope that the facilities will help the students to achieve much more in school and do much better that they will be healthier and fit at home.
For their parts, students of the Dartu-Ta Public School said the project is important to them in that it will help them to live a healthier life thereby promising to make use of the facilities wisely to keep them from getting sick.
The Students indicated that they have been using the bushes to defecate something they stated that it is not good for their health and communities.
Also speaking, Margibi County Education Officer Andrew Jlay thanked ZOA for the project. He said the issue of Sanitation is a challenge, indicating that most of the Schools either have limited or nonexistence WASH facilities in the County
Mr. Jlay explained that the maintenance of the facilities to ensure that they remain available to the students is also a challenge. He, at the same time, assured the ZOA that his leadership will do everything it can to make sure that the project is sustained.