This project will address the lack of clean water, hygiene and sanitation facilities in EPAfrica's partner schools in East Africa through investment in facilities to collect, store, clean and distribute water. Complementary hygiene and sanitation facilities such as handwashing stations and clothes washing stations may also be installed. This funding will enable us to improve the water situation in eight schools, directly impacting the health and education of at least 4,000 students.
Our partner schools frequently struggle to obtain enough water for drinking, cooking and washing. Water shortages place a financial burden on the school and dirty water poses a serious health risk to students and staff. The lack of a reliable and clean water supply on the school compound damages students' opportunities to learn both through absence due to illness, and through time wasted queuing at existing unreliable facilities and in sourcing and fetching water from alternative sources.
We will work our partner schools to identify the most pressing need for improved water and sanitation, and together we will invest in facilities to collect, store, clean and distribute water. Project Workers will collaborate with school leadership to develop proposals for water projects that are tailored to the school's needs. We will select the best projects to be implemented with this funding, with $7000 supporting projects in 8 schools, directly impacting the education of 4000+ young people.
Improving access to clean water in schools creates more opportunities for learning. These projects will alleviate the burden of water shortages in 8 rural secondary schools in Kenya and Uganda, unlocking time, money and energy to focus on providing a quality education and enabling students to flourish. Students will be less distracted by thirst, illness and water queues - and will be free to concentrate on realising their potential and enjoying their education.