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Kithoni Secondary School - Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program


Titre : Kithoni Secondary School - Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

Pays : Kenya

Date : 2019

Project Type : Rainwater Catchment
Program : Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

Kithoni Secondary School was started in 2013 by parents who felt their area needed a secondary school for their children who would travel long distances to access education. The school was eventually taken up by the Makueni District Education Board to operate as a government learning center. Kithoni Secondary has grown gradually over the past four years through the support of parents and teachers to attain its current status. It has a plastic water tank to collect rainwater for the students, but it is not big enough. It only lasts for three weeks at a time before running dry – forcing the school to require the students to bring water from home each day. The water collected is not only inadequate but often unsafe. That puts students at risk of waterborne diseases and forces them to sometimes leave class to search for more water. Both situations prevent students from learning in school.

* Training Students and staff will be trained in hygiene and sanitation. Those in attendance will form a school health club that will promote good hygiene and sanitation practices both at school and at home. They will learn all the steps of proper handwashing, how to treat water, and how to keep their environment clean. The school will also be taught how to best oversee and maintain their new rainwater catchment tank and handwashing stations.
* Handwashing Stations Three handwashing stations will be delivered at the project’s completion. These are 1,000-liter plastic tanks fitted with four taps. The health club and school management will be responsible for making sure tanks are filled with water and that a cleaning agent such as soap or ash is available.
* Rainwater Catchment Tank We will build a 104,000-liter rainwater catchment tank for this school. Its clean water will benefit the students, teachers, and supplementary staff. Parents will mobilize the materials needed for construction, such as sand and stone and also lend some strong arms to help with the actual construction. As soon as the tank has time to cure, it can begin to collect rainwater for drinking, cooking, and cleaning ! 104,000 liters of water will keep students and staff in class to focus on learning.

Functionality Status : Functional

Contributors : Project Sponsor - Da Bomb Bath Fizzers

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