Habitat for Humanity has constructed boreholes, toilets and installed water tanks at Mtsiriza and Kamkodola primary schools in Lilongwe.
The facilities, funded under water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) project, seeks to provide clean water and improve hygiene in the schools.
Lilongwe City mayor Juliana Kaduya and Habitat for Humanity staff toured Kamkodola Primary School on Friday to appreciate the project.
In her remarks, deputy head teacher Molly Longwe commended the project, saying girls’ attendance would improve with the provision of the facilities.
“Learners stayed away from school whenever they were on their periods, but now with water available, attendance will improve among girls.
“Previously, we relied on supply from Lilongwe Water Board only, but whenever we were disconnected, hygiene was compromised,” she said.
Longwe also said people from surrounding communities draw water from their boreholes at K20 per 20 litres and the funds are used for some development activities at the school.
Habitat for Humanity programme manager Lucy Mwase said their aim was to improve access to safe and clean water at the school.
On her part, mayor Kaduya commended Habitat for Humanity for the facilities.
“We have a lot of problems as a council, and water, sanitation and hygiene are just some of them. We are thankful for the two projects in this area which will ensure that hygiene is maintained,” she said.