Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School

by Kenya Rainwater Association
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Clean Water & Sanitation for Kenyan Primary School
Sample of handwashing area
Sample of handwashing area

Greetings from Kenya Rainwater Association and Happy new year!

We are continually grateful for your generous support throughout the year 2020. It was a difficult year but we are glad we all overcame. The challenges we experienced in 2020 with COVID 19 were dire and they might continue to challenge the success of our activities in the beginning of 2021 but we are hopeful that we will soon bounce back to normalcy.

This will only be possible with your unrivalled support that you have always shown the vulnerable Kenyan school going children, who go to school carrying water jerricans instead of school books alone, the children who go to the bush to help themselves or the ones that queue waiting for their turn to help themselves just because they do not have enough gender segregated latrines and waste a lot of schooling and playing times.

COVID 19 has shown us the need for the very basic needs of hygiene, which is water and soap, which most of these children lack in their schools. The schools have reopened and most of the public schools are still under prepared to meet this basic requirement, this is where your support comes in, with 10,20,50,100 dollars or Euros, we could make this a reality, get them some permanent solutions to both water and latrine problems and put COVID 19 at bay.

 

Stay healthy and safe in 2021

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Greetings from Kenya Rainwater Association!I trust this update finds you safe!

The  COVID 19 situation in Kenya is now taking shape and we have not managed to flatten the curve yet, the number of positive cases keep rising by the day and the Govt. has decided not to reopen  primary and  secondary schools  till January 2021, they say the peak of the disease could be in September.

The govt. has directed all schools to put the following several measures in place:

  1. Promote and demonstrate regular hand washing and positive hygiene behaviours and monitor their uptake.
  2. Ensure soap and safe water is available and age-appropriate hand washing stations
  3. Encourage frequent and thorough washing (at least 20 seconds)
  4. Place hand sanitizers in toilets, classrooms, halls, and near exits where possible
  5. Ensure adequate, clean and separate toilets or latrines for girls and boys
  6. Plan for continuity of learning in the case of absenteeism/sick leave or temporary school closures, support continued access to quality education.

This can include: • Use of online/e-learning strategies • Assigning reading and exercises for home study • Radio, podcast or television broadcasts of academic content • Assigning teachers to conduct remote daily or weekly follow up with students • Review/develop accelerated education strategies

Unfortunately, several schools may not be in a position to meet all the above requirements, due to scarce financial resources at their disposal and may seek assistance from well-wishers, donors to help them meet the govt. directives, this is where KRA will seek funding so as to step in and help flatten the curve by making sure that there is  reliable water, enough latrines , and handwashing stations in several schools in preparation for reopening in January 2021.

All the govt. officials, from chiefs to public health workers are mobilizing their constituents to make sure that they have clean water, sanitizers and masks all the time since it could be the only way to beat this disease.

We are KRA would also really like to play our role in fighting this disease, and any financial assistance from your generous contributions will go along away.

Thank you for being a wonderful partner! We're grateful to you for considering support of critical WASH projects during this urgent time.

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Greetings! , I hope this report finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy

 

Due to COVID-19, I know that everyone is stressed out, but I hope and pray that normalcy will return so that we can get back to raising funds and to supporting the most vulnerable school going children.

 

Our goal remains to improve WASH infrastructure in Kenyan primary schools targeting children as ambassadors of change; and using schools as technology demonstration and capacity building centres for imparting water stewardship among children to enhance water resources management and environmental conservation

 

The project component includes construction of a rainwater harvesting tank, gender-segregated sanitary facilities (i.e. ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines) – separate blocks for boys and girls, and teachers)

 

The number of units for each gender depends on the pupils: latrine ratio (i.e. 30 boys per unit and 25 girls per unit) as per national government policy. On unstable soils, lining is provided from the bottom of the pit, where on stable soils lining is not required and the latrine walls are supported by the concrete slab – which also include provisions for ventilation pipes and drop holes. The drop-holes also act as exhausting outlet – to dispose the waste when full, and hence they can serve for many years.

 

Thank you so much for your support to Kenya Rainwater Association. We're grateful for your past donation to fund life-saving water, sanitation, and hygiene education (WASH) projects for schools in Kenya
 

Thank you for being a wonderful partner! We're grateful to you for considering support of critical WASH projects during this urgent time.

 

 

Wishing you safety and abundance of wellbeing. 

 

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Near complete rainwater harvesting tank
Near complete rainwater harvesting tank

Happy new year 2020.  We are also excited to start by reflecting on what we have achieved together for the past year. I wish to first extend a warm welcome to the new members and well-wishers to our platform.

 

Last year through your generosity we were able to assist Kwanjora Primary School, in Ndaragwa Division, Nyandarua North sub-County, Nyandarua County.

 

The project goal is to improve WASH infrastructure in primary schools targeting children as ambassadors of change; and using schools as technology demonstration and capacity building centres for imparting water stewardship among children to enhance water resources management and environmental conservation

 

Through the completed WASH projects, the following are the outcomes

 

1. Provision of good quality water all the year round for drinking and hand-washing and other uses – and hence enhance achievement of a number of the UN SDGs targets.

2. Reduced time and energy saved by pupils in fetching water for drinking, cleaning and wetting/washing classroom floors (and washing hands) – hence more time to study and play.

3. Reduced incidences of poor sanitation and hygiene related diseases (e.g. diarrhea) due improved latrines, access and use of clean water, and good hygiene practices (i.e. hand-washing with soap).

 

The outcomes will be achieved through the following activities;

 

1. Construction of 75m3 masonry rainwater storage tank including water draw-off cum hand-washing facility;

 

2. Installation of gutters including a simple foul-flush system to divert first runoff, which collects accumulated dust, leaves and bird droppings from the roof, from the tank – thus improving water quality;

3. Construction of gender-segregated sanitary facilities (VIP latrines) i.e. (i) 8 units with urinal for boys; (ii) 8 units with privacy wall for girls and (iii) 2 units for and (iii) 2 units for teachers.

4. Improve environmental conservation and climate change mitigation through establishment of tree seedling nurseries

 

This year, I look forward to your continued collaboration as we plan to complete the water tank at Kwanjora Primary school

 

Wishing you happiness in  2020.

 

THANK YOU

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Greetings from Kenya Rainwater Association!

 

This is to update you on the progress at Kwanjora Primary School. We received some donations and the construction of the water tank is underway.

 

Kenya Rainwater Association continues to promote improved washing needy rural primary schools in Kenya, through different partnerships, one of them being Global Giving. KRA and GG have had a long partnership spanning a period of 8 years, during this period, several schools have benefited from GG’s generous contributions with improved WASH facilities in their schools.

One of the outputs of the improved WASH project in this school is constructing a masonry water tank of 75m3 storage capacity and installation of guttering systems including a simple foul-flush system. We are happy to report that so far the construction of the tank is underway and could be completed by before the end year. The parents have contributed to excavating the tank foundation and this was a very good show of goodwill and appreciation.

 

It is our hope that we shall continue to receive your generous contributions so as to bring the construction of the tank to a good completion.

Kindly also remember that the girls in this school do not have adequate latrines and they are banking on your goodwill to assist them in getting permanent girls latrine block.

 

The following are some of the expected results of the improved WASH project at Kwanjora Primary School: (i) Provision of good quality water all the year-round for drinking and hand-washing, irrigation and other uses; (ii) Reduced time and energy saved by pupils in fetching water for drinking, cleaning and wetting/washing classroom floors (and washing hands) – hence more time to study and play; (iii) Reduced incidences of poor sanitation and hygiene-related diseases (e.g. diarrhea) due improved latrines, access and use of clean water, and good hygiene practices (i.e. hand-washing with soap).

THANK YOU!

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Kenya Rainwater Association

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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Peris Muchina
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