Improving school

Changing the lives of school children across Africa

In 2020, we launched the School Toilet Enhancement Program (STEP) an initiative that upgrades toilets in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria. Through STEP, we are aiming to reduce one of the barriers to school attendance – inadequate sanitation and hygiene facilities – which are largely preventable. So far, 36 schools have been upgraded and over 45,000 children have benefitted.

Benefitting the entire community

In Africa, schools are often at the centre of their communities. They become the focal points that local residents gravitate towards. This is one of the reasons why the STEP initiative is so important – not only does it provide better conditions for the hundreds of school children at each school, but also provides wider benefit to parents, teachers and residents.

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We are SATO, part of LIXIL. As an award-winning social business, we have positively impacted the lives of more than 35 million people across 44 countries. SATO is delivering on the overall goal LIXIL has set of reaching 100 million people by 2025 with basic sanitation and hygiene solutions.


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