Ruparelia Foundation has handed over new and well-furnished sanitary facilities to Good Samaritan Primary school located in Mulago III, East Nsooba, Kamwokya, Kampala.
The beneficiaries of the Shs50m project are communities around Nsooba area.
The project commenced on December 6th 2019 but delayed due to the COVID- 19 pandemic was chosen due to its sustainability in nature.
The facilities were built using proceeds from the Royal Ascot Goat Races 2019 held at Speke Resort Munyonyo in partnership with Tamarai investments Ltd and Ghetto Research Lab, the project contractor.
Other funders included Tusker larger, Robbialac, Speke Resort Munyonyo, NTV Uganda, Sanyu FM and Goldstar insurance company.
According to the contractor, the project saw 13,200,000 plastic bags removed from the environment, 22,000 Plastic bottles recycled and used to make bricks to build the toilets, 500 pupils saved from school closure by health officials because of no sanitary facilities.
Also, 100 community members earned from building the structure, 50 Community members taught the skill of making the bricks by stuffing plastic bottles with plastic bags while 13.2 tons of plastic were recycled and 10 toilets built.
The donation came a day Naiya Ruparelia, one of the trustees of Ruparelia Foundation, donated to over 200 babies at Mulago Children’s Ward.
“They are very strong children, it’s amazing and some are really strongly fighting for their lives. We admire their strength and hope that they get well soon,” Naiya said while handing over the donations to children.
She added: “We will do this quarterly but we hope to eventually have it become a monthly activity with sponsorships from more people.”