Water and Sanitation (WASH)

In major parts of TAWEA operational areas are having no water resources especially for school children who use most of their time for schooling. The priority issues identified are Access to sanitation inputs, access to water services, which has rural and peripheral people to become poor in all aspect. Women are suffering much than men because are the one using most of their time for seeking water in more than 12 kilometers. These children are using five days a week at school where there is no water for their daily uses. Because schools are having no water it has caused some student to dropout the school and poor performance for girls students who didn’t attending at school during their menstruation period because there is no water at school for them. There is no water near all these schools which made school children to use five to six hours in searching water for classrooms cleaning, WASH and others for teacher’s uses. In searching that water girls are in danger of being raped because of the farness from neither school nor home to the water source. In some months family members do escort their children in such activities because sometimes you find is dry time where water may don’t be obtained easily. Family members are in the same trouble because most of women’s time is being used to fetch water which is unseen in some months like July to October. If water is being obtained near by the school and community members there will be no dropout of girls students from school and women will involve in family development by producing for their family. Also the reported incidents of women and girls being raped due to water fetching will be of history in the selected school and hence there will be development.

Under the program the priority issues identified are Access to sanitation inputs, access to water services, which has made rural and peripheral people to become poor in all aspect, increased of school dropouts especially for girls and women that are suffering much than men because are the one using most of their time for seeking water in more than 12 kilometers.