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Kitondo Primary School (Kenya)


Titre : Kitondo Primary School (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Date : 2021

Project Type : Rainwater Catchment
Program : Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

The 380 students in this school must report to school by 6:30 am with a jerrycan of water. Cleaning takes place until 7:00 am, then morning preps run until 7:45 am. After that, the students go for a morning parade where they are checked for the required amount of water. Those who have failed to carry water are punished.
The school has a few small rainwater harvesting tanks, but they are not nearly big enough to meet the students’ water needs. So, the school must require the students to bring water each day. The students carry water to school from varied sources whose safety cannot be guaranteed. The school reported several cases of stomach-related illnesses recently. They are directly related to consuming water from unknown sources – some of which are unfit for human consumption.
The students have to look for water either after school for the following day, or very early in the morning on their way to school. For the pupils, carrying water to school daily has been burdening. The requirement has led to increased absenteeism, students arriving late for their morning preps, and poor class concentration.

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 : 380 Served
Functionality Status :

Contributors : Project Sponsor - Sappy Seals

The Water Project

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