After several delays, we are thrilled to report that, with the installation of the gutters and piping, the water tanks at Gianchere and Nyakome Schools for the Deaf are finished! Delays were due to a series of unexpected obstacles, including a teacher strike, torrential rains during what normally is the dry season, contractor error at one site, and other challenges. Nyakome headmistress Selina Nyaboke asked us to apologize on behalf of the school for the delay in reporting the completion of the Nyakome tank.
Thankfully, the setbacks were overcome in time to take advantage of the 'typical' rainy season which is just underway and lasts until May or early June. These rains should regularly fill the 50,000 gallon tanks and provide ample supply to last well into the dry season. Currently, the two schools are manually getting the water from the tanks. However, each school plans to obtain a relatively inexpensive pump to more easily retrieve the water in the near future.
Thank you for helping us to bring a safe water supply to some very vulnerable children, and for your patience as we worked through the unexpected situations. In the near future we will share information about the next tank that we expect to install in the Kisii area.
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