Currently, the 254 pupils and the personnel (13 persons) are using three pit latrines constructed in 2011, which are almost full. One of the toilet is for the teachers and the support
staff (men and women), and two are for the 254 pupils (boys and girls).
This situation contributes significantly to pupils’ absenteeism and dropout from school. Parents are reluctant to send their children, and in particular girls, to school because
pupils will queue for hours and fight to use the very few existing toilets. To this we should add the sanitary issue.
Because boys and girls share the same toilets, there is a risk for the girls to be infected when boys stand up while using the toilets. There is also this situation where pupils defecate
behind the classrooms or in class during the lessons because they fear to be harassed if they go to the toilets, or because they are tired to queue. The result is they become easy target
to other students who bully them, which contributes to lowering their self-esteem.