A local Non Governmental Organization, CORD-SL, has launched a sanitation hygiene education project for 30 schools in Kenema.
Speaking to journalists the executive director of CORD-SL, Alfred Sandi, said ten schools from each of the three targeted chiefdoms: Lower Bambara, Malegohun and Dodo chiefdom were benefiting form the project.
He stated that the schools would be provided with water and sanitation facilities, and that teachers from the selected schools would also undergo training in sanitation and hygiene so that they would teach the pupils properly about hygiene and sanitation in their respective schools.
Edmond Sefay, the UNICEF representative to Sierra Leone, said the aim of the project was to reduce the high rate of infections among the pupils because of their lack of knowledge in hygiene.
Mr Sefay called on the ministry of education science and technology, health, local councils and the general public to support CORD-SL to achieve the goal.