We’re turning our attention to AFSCO and a project they have been asked to support.
The African Friends Service Community, (AFSCO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving their community. AFSCO is lead by Bampalana Mohammed. He has devoted his life to helping others, especially orphaned and vulnerable children. His Facebook feed tells the story of a passionate and endlessly caring person, with a few breathtaking photos of the Nile.
Recently, a local school asked AFSCO for help. They need an incinerator.
Nakanyonyi Primary School is located in Jinja, Uganda. The school opened in 1959 and currently has 2267 students enrolled; 1044 are boys, 1223 are girls, there are 43 teachers, and 20 support staff.
The academic performance of girls is affected by menstruation. Girls often miss school because dealing with their period is more difficult outside of their home. Like all menstruating people, they are asking for privacy, a clean space, running water, and discretion. The bathrooms at the school are latrines, without running water. The administration believes the best way they can support the girls at their school is having an incinerator for them to use, near the bathroom, to dispose of their menstrual products discretely and hygienically.
The construction of an incinerator is part of a larger project to improve menstrual hygiene and hand washing for the students.
The construction of the incinerator is approximately $3,000.00 USD. Or $2.45 per female student.
I encourage you to get to know AFSCO and consider helping them help the girls of Nakanyonyi Primary School.