At St James’ Primary School, Hohorita, we have continued to target the health of the children with the installation of a further water tank. Situated near the composting ‘girls only” toilets, this clean water allows for effective hand washing. These toilets have been especially targeted to the female students to encourage them to stay longer at school into the higher grades. Teaching this in the primary years of schooling means students are more likely to continue these practices into their adult years.
In the past, St James’ has been under threat of closure because of sub standard toilets. New and better toilets allow for girls to feel safe while using clean and reliable facilities.
OCDP carefully considers its ideas to tackle the problems that the people of Oro Province, PNG face. Our responses must be relevant, practical and as long lasting as possible.