Monday, June 7, 2010


June 9, 2010

Guelph, Ontario – “The school is no longer under threat of closure….” Those were the words shared by the Head Master of Equator Primary School last week during the commissioning of a brand new set of latrine/toilets just outside Nairobi, Kenya.

In October 2009 it was brought to FTC Canada’s attention that the Nairobi School Board was prepared to shut down Equator Primary School due to the unsafe conditions of the school’s bathrooms unless new ones were built. FTC Canada then called its latrine building partner Connecting Countries and asked if they could take on funding this additional project and they did. Building began in January 2010 and last week the latrines were completed. Three-hundred students now have clean, safe latrines and most importantly will not be forced out of their school.

FTC Canada would like to thank their partner Connecting Countries for their ongoing commitment towards helping provide African students with outstanding learning conditions.

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