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

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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Dear GlobalGiving Partners,

Trust this update finds you well!

Right now, Kwanjora Primary School has one old masonry tank (10m3) and one plastic tank (3m3) which stores water for only one month after the rains. Thus pupils fetch the water from a dam 500m from the school which poses a risk for the pupils. Other times, the pupils carry water from home for drinking, watching hands, and dusting their mud-floored classrooms.

The following are the main project components: (i) Construction of 75m3 masonry rainwater storage tank including water draw-off cum hand-washing facility; (ii) Installation of guttering systems including a simple foul-flush system to divert first runoff, which collects accumulated dust, leaves and bird droppings from the roof, from the tank – improving water quality; (iii) Construction of 8-units girls’ VIP latrine block, and (iv) Capacity building – community and pupils training on improved WASH and O&M to enhance project performance and sustainability!

I continue to thank you for your generosity in the past and kindly ask you to join us on this journey of bringing clean and safe water closer to Kwanjora Primary school.

 

Thank You! I need you, you need me, this is a social network.

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Kwanjora Primary School pupils
Kwanjora Primary School pupils

Greetings from Kenya Rainwater Association, I hope you are well!

Kwanjora Primary School is located in Ndaragwa Constitituency, Nyandarua North Sub-County, Nyandarua County, Kenya. The climate is classified as semi-arid tropics with two rainy seasons (March - May) and (october - December). The school population is made up of 153 girls, 145 boys and 11 teachers.

 

Right now, the pupils fetch water from a seasonal stream about 300m away during the wet season, but when there is no water during the dry spell, they brought water wth 5-litre jericans from home. The water is not drinkable and is used to wet the earthen class floors. Pupils carry individual water in small bottles for personal use from home. The temporary latrines are inadequate and in poor condition and there is also no water or soap to wash hands.

 

Inadequate access to improved water supply is compounded by poor sanitation and hygiene. Where latrines do exist they are often in poor condition. Existing sanitary facilities rarely have separate blocks for boys and girls and have wooden bases, suffering subsidence with potentially catastrophic implications for someone trapped inside.  When girls reach puberty they want more privacy and will often stay away from schools each month or drop out completely if separate facilities are not available. This aggravates girl’s low performance especially those in upper primary who are affected by poor sanitary facilities – need of privacy during menstrual cycle.

 

In target counties 70-80% of the population live below the poverty line, which is exacerbated by poor access to safe water and sanitation.  There are reported cases of typhoid, diarrhoea, cholera, and intestinal worm infestations, which mainly are caused with poor sanitation services. The situation is aggravated by inadequate sensitization and awareness of the linkages between health, water quality, sanitation and hygiene. Ironically, even when people do understand the best methods to protect their health they often lack the facilities to implement their knowledge. Good hygiene practices reduce infections and improve health. For example, hand-washing with soap after using latrines can reduce diarrheal diseases by 30-40% especially for children.

 

Please help me achieve the following through your generous donations:

ü  Increase access to sustainable water supply for drinking through construction of rainwater storage tanks (75m3) and installation of guttering system for expansive school roof catchments;

ü  Improve sanitation and good hygiene practices in school through construction of gender-sensitive ventilated improved Pit (VIP) latrines– separate blocks for boys ,teachers and girls, and hand-washing facility

ü  Build the capacity and increase knowledge of local communities on rainwater harvesting, improved sanitation, health & hygiene (WASH), food security & nutrition (climate-smart agriculture) and environmental conservation.

 

When it comes to water it is often said that every drop counts and when it comes to you our partners we say that every donation counts! 

Best wishes

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Greetings best wishes for 2019. It is our hope that you are energized for the New Year. 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 Ritaya and Wangui Primary School, both in Ndaragwa Division, Nyandarua North sub-County, Nyandarua County, Kenya.

Through the completed WASH projects, the following are the changes already being experienced;

a)      Reduced water borne diseases among the children leading to improved school attendance

b)      Increased water supply all year round for cleaning, drinking and cooking in the school leading to reduced water burden for the children

c)       Improved performance as children are now able to concentrate on their studies instead of wasting time going to fetch water

This year, I look forward to our continued collaboration and wish you the best for this year. As always, we welcome you to let us know how we can work together for sustained individual and collective impact in the WASH project for rural needy schools in Kenya. Until next time, let us keep the conversations going on our various online channels. 

 

Wishing you many blessings in 2019.


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Background

Wangui Primary School is located in Ndaragwa Division, Nyandarua North sub-County, Nyandarua County. The school has total population of 270 (144 girls, 126 boys and 11teachers). Wangui Primary School’s WASH project was identified during a situational analysis carried out by KRA in collaboration with the partnering local communities. The Wangui Primary School is one of the nine schools that have benefited from the KRA initiated WASH project in Nyandarua North sub-County.

Need Assessment

The main objective of the assessment was to carry out the school’s WASH needs as has been the practice of KRA. The assessment mission included physical evaluation of existing WASH facilities and discussions with PTA/SMC representatives on related WASH issues, and prioritization of the proposed project components.

The findings of the participatory needs assessment proposed the following interventions:

ü Increase sustainable water availability for drinking through construction of rainwater harvesting systems (roof catchment water storage tank (75m3) ;

ü Build the capacity and increase knowledge of local communities on rainwater harvesting, improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

 Project Implementation Status

One of the output of the WASH project in this school was constructing a masonry water tank of 75m3 and installation of guttering systems including a foul-flash system, I am happy to report that so far the construction of the tank is underway and could be completed in a month’s time. The parents contributed in excavating the tank foundation and this was a very good show of goodwill and appreciation.

I continue to thank you for your generosity and kindly ask you to come with us in this journey of bringing clean and safe water closer to kenya rural primary schools

 Thank You!

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Kenya Rainwater Association

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Peris Muchina
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Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya
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