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The end of a nightmare at Loboudou school
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The end of a nightmare at Loboudou school
Loboudou primary school, located at 67 km from the city of Boghé in Mauritania, had water supply problems and very limited access to latrines because of the number of girls and boys and also the oldness of the latrines system, which put students in total insecurity.
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