Pakistan: “A School With Toilets Is Precisely What We Have Dreamed About!”

From February 2016 to September 2019, the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan), implemented a hygiene-enhancement project that was targeted at elementary schools of the Haripur District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, in Pakistan. Our project included building sanitation facilities, such as water wells and toilets, which were urgently needed by a total of 37 elementary schools with poor hygiene conditions. We also provided instructive workshops, aiming to guide schoolchildren in how to improve their hygiene habits.

Sobia Sultan, from our Haripur Office, who led project activities on the ground since its initial stage, reviews and reports on her commitment, and the details of the process during those three years.

Children washing their hands at the hand-washing facility, which was installed with the support of AAR Japan. (April 2019)