“This is a journey and there are other initiatives that Old Mutual Community Transformation Program has planned to support this community”, Edith Jiya, Old Mutual’s Group Chief Executive Officer said when she officially handed over sanitation facilities to the school.
Jiya said among other objectives of the program are to support leadership and life skills development and improve waste management, sanitation and hygiene.
“If all of us come together we will have empowered individuals who will in turn contribute to the creation of sustainable communities”, Jiya added.
Old Mutual partnered Water for People in this project that has provided a menstrual hygiene changing room.
Water for People Country Director Kate Harawasaid the initiative will help the girl learners to attend schools during their menstrual period while maintaining hygiene.
“The initiative is in line with the organizations’ vision and the Sustainable Development Goal number six which ensures availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.”, Harawa said.
Naotcha Primary School Headmaster was all praise to Old Mutual and promised to ensure good governance and sustainability of the facilities.
Old Mutual through the program has donated water kiosk, desks and menstrual hygiene changing room for girls at the school, l which enrols 4345 pupils.