GG # 2124698  -Toileton - Phase 3
 TOILETON's goal is to provide students, teachers, and administrative staff, in four public schools with access to filtered and purified drinking water, hygienic toilets (gender- separated) and sinks, as well as appropriate clean kitchen space and a solid waste management system.
       Additionally, the project will provide training on WASH-related topics to teachers, students, and members of the community.
More than 472 students (Women: 233+ and Men: 239+) will directly benefit. The introduction of health education activities may indirectly impact students' families (2,500+ people) and the families of 28 teachers and staff members. Schools are located in the countryside, with a small population.
The budgeted cost to provide the necessary upgrades for these four schools is $104,249 USD
Toileton - Phase 3
Host Rotary Club  members
GG # 2124698 - Toileton - Phase 3
The TOILETON team conducted a survey among teachers, students, and parents to find out the sanitary conditions of schools. Despite it was done last year, while schools were closed, the reported sanitary conditions still prevail since schools have remained closed during the last twelve months with no change whatsoever.
The results of the survey are as follows:
  1. Water and sanitary supplies availability.
Notwithstanding the schools have access to water, for restrooms cleaning and hand washing; they do not have the necessary supplies for cleaning the facilities and for the personal hygiene of the students.
This situation causes deficiencies in cleanliness and hygiene management, since the availability of water, by itself, does not solve the sanitation and hygiene problems.
  1. Safety and sanitation
In most schools, restrooms are located in safe areas; however, in some schools, it is considered that the restrooms' current location does not guarantee students' safety. Regarding their current physical conditions, most of the interviewees agreed that restrooms must be improved to ensure healthy conditions to the scholar community. In relation to the cleaning Of the restrooms, only a minority considered that these are frequently cleaned.
The above makes us think that improving the infrastructure conditions, and the safety and sanitary measures, through the implementation of a WASH project, is of the utmost need.
  1. Illness and absenteeism
Regarding the risk of contracting diseases due to the current sanitary infrastructure's conditions, the interviewees considered that there is high probability of getting ill, and further, of generating young women's absenteeism during their menstrual period.
Most of the interviewees highlighted the need of a good and clean sanitary infrastructure to avoid illnesses and students' absenteeism.
  1. Organization and training
Most schools deliver talks on water, sanitation and hygiene; and they have developed the good practice of organizing hygiene and sanitation committees, involving also parents. It confirms the commitment of the academic community and parents to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions in schools. This organization provides certainty on the WASH sustainability in schools. For those that lack this kind of organization and training, it will be a great opportunity to help them internalize the WASH disciplines.
Here are some examples of the conditions found
Project Goals
Some of the Beneficiaries
  • Facilitating universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water;
  • Facilitating universal and equitable access to improved sanitation and waste management services in order to achieve open defecation-free communities; Improving community hygiene knowledge, behaviors, and practices that help prevent the spread of disease;
The training, community outreach, and educational programs this project will include.
  • Children, teachers, and community members will be taught on good hygiene practices, including menstrual hygiene for girls. The medium and long-term scope should be the adoption of a new culture on the use of basic sanitation systems, the adoption of good hygiene habits for the reduction of diseases, better learning performance and permanence in schools.
The educational activity will be conducted by duly trained technical staff. The topics will be the following:
  • Introduction to TOILETON for schools' staff and members of the community.
  • Training for schools' staff, parents and students about health and education for the sustainability of the facilities.
  • The topics and content will depend on the year that the students are currently studying.
  • Learning how to use the restroom.
  • Water is our friend and particularly important.
  • Learning how to take care of water
  • What is personal hygiene?
  • Learning how to wash our hands.
  • The importance of proper use and care of restrooms.
  • The importance of water.
  • Taking care of water.
  • Hygiene at home and school.
  • Taking care of water: collection, transportation, and storage
  • Hygienic good practices. I) Menstrual hygiene.
  • WASH operations and maintenance.
  • WASH financials and fundraising.
  • WASH monitoring and evaluation.
  • The school community will be trained for sustainability of the water and sanitation infrastructure with community participation. It will also be important to conduct a local capacity building component for the establishment of networks of municipal, public, and private cooperation.
The Partners
There are a number of partners who have assisted financially to make this $104,249 undertaking a reality.
The primary sponsors are the Rotary Club of San Salvador Maquilishuat and the Rotary Club of Louisville, KY
Assistance has been provided in El Salvador by Hanesbrands El Salvador, Rotary District 4240 and the  Rotary Club of San Salvador Maquilishuat
International partners are Rotary Clubs of Louisville, KY; Danville; Scottsdale; Houlton; Murray; Kamloops Aurora Centennial; Kelowna Opopogo and Medicine Hat. The following Rotary clubs from District 7040 Lake Placid; Cataraqui-Kingston; Cornwall Sunrise; West Ottawa; Montreal; Gananoque; D7040 Passport; Watertown and Watertown Sunrise . 
District 4240, 7040,  6710, and 7610 supported with District Designated Funds.