I use the (old) toilet to change my pad but it isn’t comfortable. Most of the time I feel dirty. When I am at home I wash and change but I can’t do that when I am at school. Sometimes the (toilet’s) smell is really bad. Most of the time boys pee all over the place. I am excited about the new toilets. They have much more space.
Another student, Wari, commented,
I am excited about the new toilets being opened. They look better than the other ones, they have a big space, you can lock it by yourself, you don’t need anyone to be with you, it’s private.
The late headmaster summed up the feelings of the teaching staff when he said:
These toilets are really going to help our children. Having bad toilets is something that really obstructs the children from coming to class. When students have their period, they don’t come to school.Having these new toilets, they are very happy as they can comfortably use them. It is a really good idea to have toilets like this in the school and it will really help.
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