She has been implementing many of the changes at the school since Child.org’s HealthStart programme - such as the introduction of clean drinking water and toilets, the drive to encourage children to wash their hands, and the school health club.
Phylis is particularly proud to have purchased the school’s first ever first aid kit. It means she can disinfect grazes the children get from playing in the rocky playground, and contains menstrual hygiene pads for her to give to girls. Phylis is thrilled that children with simple complaints can now be treated at school, whereas before she had no option but to send those children home.
By keeping more of her pupils healthy and in school, Phylis is giving them the best possible opportunity to get the most out of their education. Child.org are proud to work with inspiring teachers like Phylis.