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Mbondoni Secondary School (Kenya)


Titre : Mbondoni Secondary School (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Date : 11/30/2021

Project Type : Rainwater Catchment
Program : Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

Mbondoni Secondary School is a public day and boarding school with a high number of boarding students. The school lacks a reliable water source to serve the students efficiently. Currently, the school depends on harvesting rainwater off the roof into small plastic tanks, and purchasing water from water boozers at Mwingi town, to meet their drinking, cooking, and cleaning needs.
The available water sources within the school always remain closed to the 365 students who attend here. They are only opened at specific times, and water is only issued to the students by a staff member. The boarding students are provided with only 5 liters each for their daily water needs, including bathing and washing their clothes. This has largely contributed to the existence of poor cleanliness standards at the school, which may expose students’ lives to health risks

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 : 365 Served

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