A Year After: Ngaa Primary School

September, 2018

Due to the availability of drinking water here, it makes life easier, fun, and interesting. The water is sweet and enjoyable.

A Year After: Ngaa Primary School

A year ago, your generous donation helped us build a rainwater catchment tank for students at Ngaa Primary School. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow our local teams to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the water project over time. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – and we’re excited to share this one from Titus Mbithi with you.

Life for these students has changed. The burden of carrying water to school every morning has been lifted. Headteacher Joseph Mdemi confirmed that the water available at the tank has been enough to meet everyone’s drinking needs.

Carol Mutunga fills a cup of water from the tank as Headteacher Mdemi looks on.

“Levels of hygiene and sanitation have been boosted since there are clean latrines and handwashing facilities. The classes are also cleaned on a regular basis,” reported Headteacher Mdemi.

Headteacher Mdemi and Carol

“Cases of students complaining of stomach problems have decreased drastically as a clean water supply has guaranteed a clean bill of health.”

13-year-old student Carol Mutunga agrees that she and her peers are much healthier thanks to good water.

“We wash our hands with clean water after visiting the latrines by using the handwashing stations. Initially, we were used to carrying water to school but now that is a bygone,” she said.

“Due to the availability of drinking water here, it makes life easier, fun, and interesting. The water is sweet and enjoyable.”

Constructing this rainwater catchment tank was only one step along the journey toward sustainable access to clean water. The Water Project is committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by donors like you, allows us to maintain our relationships with communities by visiting up to 4 times each year to ensure that the water points are safe and reliable.

This is just one of the many ways that we monitor projects and communicate with you. Additionally, you can always check the functionality status and our project map to see how all of our water points are performing, based on our consistent monitoring data.

This is only possible because of the web of support and trust built between The Water Project, our local teams, the community, and you. We are excited to stay in touch with this community and support their journey with safe water.

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