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Kikumini Boys Secondary School (Kenya)


Titre : Kikumini Boys Secondary School (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Date : 2021

Project Type : Dug Well and Hand Pump
Program : Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

Kikumini Boys Secondary School was started in 2008 by the community members. It was later closed down for two years due to insufficient funds to run it. In 2010, the school was revived by the government and opened as a public school. The school is situated in a peaceful and calm rural area that provides a conducive learning environment. The roads meandering to the school are rocky and very bumpy during the dry season and quite slippery and muddy during the wet seasons. Community homesteads and farms surround the school compound.To date, the school’s growth is attributed to both the parents’ support and the government. The Kenyan and local government support the school through textbooks, food relief, and teaching staff. The parents are mostly involved in fundraising to build new classrooms and buildings. The school currently relies on two 10,000-liter plastic tanks that harvest rainwater. It is located in an arid and semiarid land prone to receiving little to no rainfall. Therefore, the water stored in the tanks is not enough to meet the school’s needs throughout the year.

We will build a 104,000-liter rain tank for this school, making the others look tiny in comparison. Because of how rarely it rains in Southeastern Kenya, this tank’s large volume is designed to store as much water as possible during the seasonal rains, making more water available through the dry months. This water will benefit the students, teachers, and additional staff Parents will mobilize the materials needed for construction, including sand, stones, and water. They will also lend their strength and time to help with the construction. We will complement their materials with a skilled artisan to lead the project and provide the tools, lumber, metal, cement, and gutter system. As soon as the tank has time to cure, it can begin collecting rainwater for the school’s use.

Impact : 214 Served

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