Did you have ever to walk 5 kilometers with a water jerrican in hand in search for water? Or stay for two days without bathing your body or washing clothes?. Scarcity of water and sanitation is the experience of 435 students(boys and girls) of Maueli mixed secondary school are facing today.They use contaminated with industrial waste from Nairobi industries and polluted sewerage wastes from slums areas of kibera and kajaba slums of Nairobi city.the school has 4 pit latrines to be shared.
435 Students of Maueli mixed secondary school are walking for 5km carrying water jerricans on weekends to get water for bathing and washing clothes from river Athi which is contaminated with sewers from the Nairobi slums and chemical industries and invested with crocodiles and hippos .They share 4 pit latrines(2 for boys and 2 for girls).other source of water is unfenced dam 6km away with wild animals and livestock taking water inside the dam,with noticeable floating animals droppings.
We are looking for finance to Sink a borehole in the school to get enough water for drinking, washing and bathing for these students The money will Purchase pumping machine to pump water from the borehole to raised storage water tanks in the school.we will Purchase and install plastics water tanks to supply to the school buildings. we will install gutters along all the buildings to collect rain water.5). We will construct 8 pit latrines( 4 for boys and 4 for girls )to address sanitation.
By providing water to these disadvantaged students we will encourage them to stay in classes and focus on their studies to attain good results and better life in future breaking the cycle of poverty in their communities.Safe and enough water will address hygiene, health, nutrition and sanitation thus reducing the outbreak of waterborne diseases in the school.soil conservation and environmental mitigation by planting grass and trees nurseries in the school compound and community at large