Sanitation Project

Students at Zogolona School in Wau

Students at Zogolona School in Wau

Latrines help communities prevent the spread of disease.

WFSS’s sanitation program directly addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6 to ensure access to water and sanitation for all.

WFSS broke ground for the latrine at Zogolona Primary School in January, 2018.

  • More than 800 students can use the latrine.

  • The WFSS team continues to work closely with school leadership to monitor the project and ensure it is sustainable.

  • WFSS plans to implement similar projects at additional schools.

The Impact

Before WFSS drilled a well and built latrines at Zogolona, children would often miss lessons because they had to walk 30 minutes on average to find drinking water or to relieve themselves in the bush. Now, with access to a latrine, the school day is not interrupted and learning is the main focus!

“We can now eat the sweet fruit of water which is life itself. WFSS has done a great job. We will keep up the spirit of what you have done. You will be in the history of Zogolona Primary School.  The community will stand strongly for fundraising to support the latrine for the future.”
— Zogolona School’s Deputy Principal

“The Ministry of Education urged the rest of the NGOs to work like Water for South Sudan. She also said that the education system would be highly improved if all NGOs were operating like Water for South Sudan.”
— AJ Agok, WFSS Country Director, after the latrine groundbreaking