Join with Oxfam to help keep kids safe from disease

What’s happening?

In places like the Mukuru slums of Kenya, human waste lines the streets. Clean toilets are far and few. Water and sanitation facilities are completely inadequate, disease rates are high and poverty is rife. Disease is such a threat that the average lifespan is just 40 years old.

Oxfam’s efforts

The innovative Fresh Life Toilet is saving lives in disease-ridden countries. They can protect against deadly diseases such as cholera, increase school attendance by 47%, provide jobs to the local community and generate income for things like school fees, and create a real chance to stop the cycle of poverty from continuing to the next generation.

“From the day they brought us the Fresh Life toilets, the number of children coming has increased … by over 200. More and more will keep coming.”

 – Winifred Maingi, Head teacher, Reuben Baptist School in Mukuru.

The Rueben Baptist primary school is one of ten schools in Mukuru that have been selected to receive Oxfam funded Fresh life toilets provided by pioneer, Sanergy. The innovative toilets are constructed without a pit and operate as part of a wider business within the community.

The Fresh Life toilets in schools are free for the children to use and are helping create a clean and healthy environment for the children to work and play in, while also teaching them the importance of hand washing and general health and cleanliness.

Supporting Oxfam

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

What can we do?

Join with Oxfam and help keep kids safe from disease.

“Our lives have changed since we received the Fresh Life toilets. The children don’t get sick anymore and they even come to school early so they can use the toilets before classes begin. I used to have just 200 pupils here and now I have over 400. Every parent comes to me and asks if their child can come to school here because they’ve heard we have the Fresh Life toilets.” – Winifred Maingi

“Many more children still need your help. Help kids survive and live their dreams today.” – Oxfam

https://www.oxfam.org.au/keepkidssafe/

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: