RIGHT TO QUALITY EDUCATION DESCRIPTION
Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights (CAJPHR) and partners work with African stakeholders to provide essential school facilities for students in impoverished communities. CAJPHR’s Right to Quality Education Project (the Project) supports communities that lack the infrastructure to provide a safe education environment for their students. We help these communities build and upgrade existing school facilities so they can provide a non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environment.
CAJPHR and its partners are guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4. More specifically we are focused on 4.A, promoting lifelong learning opportunities by “building and upgrading education facilities that are child, disability, and gender sensitive in order to provide a safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environment” (UN, 2018). CAJPHR and its partners work tirelessly to reduce the dropout rate of students by ensuring they have access to the most basic facilities such as basic drinking water and basic sanitation.
WHY WE DO THIS
Children need access to a safe learning environment and a quality education. Access to a safe and secure learning environment is essential if we want to improve the standard of living for the most vulnerable in society. Any country that has a poor education system is more likely to have unacceptable social inequalities.
Despite the demand for better education services and facilities across the African continent some local and national governments struggle to provide safe non-violent inclusive learning environments. Some reasons for this include on-going conflicts, a lack of resources to build and maintain education facilities, or a lack of basic infrastructure and resource persons to provide students with basic education services.
CAJPHR believes that access to basic education is essential for the sustainable development of peoples, institutions, and resources. CAJPHR Right to Quality Education Project is way to start closing the gap between the quality and standard of education received in impoverished communities and the rest of the developing world.
1) Sophia Ugwu
2) David Okwor
3) Adepeju Adewoye
4) Margaret Njeri
5) Arame Sane
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OVERVIEW OF RIGHT TO QUALITY EDUCATION PROJECTS
STATE: Enugu State
FINANCIAL STATUS: Funded by our partners and presently ongoing
PROJECT TITLE: Provision of Clean Water and Basic Sanitation Facilities for 700 School Children
BRIEF PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The CAJPHR project in Enugu State, Nigeria will immediately improve the learning environment for 700 children and improve the learning space for future generations.
When we arrived at the School there were four dysfunctional toilets servicing 700 children and school staff. These bathroom facilities fell into a state of disrepair because the school did not have access to a continuous source of water for cleaning and maintenance.
Our Investigations revealed that school children preferred defecating in the bushes and gardens around the school premises. The lack of clean running water and an effective sanitation system puts these children at a risk because searching for water or a suitable place to relieve themselves exposes them to dangers outside the school’s campus which include road accidents and criminal organizations that operate in the area.
CAJPHR main objective is to repair the existing water facilities and provide clean and safe bathroom facilities.
The specific aims of the project include:
1) The construction of a Water Well.
2) Installation of a water reservoir used for sourcing and storing water. These Water Wells and Overhead Tanks will provide basic drinking water, basic sanitation facilities and, basic handwashing facilities to the students and school staff.
3) The project will end with the construction of a two room toilet facility connected to the Water Tanks for instant flushing after use.
4) Renovation of 4 old toilets.
The Project will provide basic drinking water and basic toilet facilities for 700 school children. CAJPHR is organizing the construction of Water Well with a water pumping machine and an overhead tank. The entire Water Well system is to be constructed inside the school premises with six water outlets. In addition, the Project will construct two new toilets facilities and renovate the four already existing rooms therefore creating six safe bathroom facilities for the students and their care givers.
- A two stage approach to provide clean water and toilet facilities for 700 school children.
- A Water Well with a water pumping machine and an overhead Tank will be constructed. The entire Water Well system will be constructed inside the school premises with about six water outlets.
The construction of two new toilet rooms and the renovation of the existing four toilets and room that house them. The end of the second phase will leave the School with a total of six toilets.